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Jon Scott

The bright side of a dark night

We all feel like we’ve come to know victims of the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting a bit better, but Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family actually do know people who were in Theater 9 two weeks ago. Scott tells the story of Steve Barton and Ethan Rodriguez-Torrent, who were visitors in the Oxford community for a couple of days on their tour across the country that included a stop in Aurora. (August 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Thursday’s obituaries

    • James “Wallace” Allen — 68, of Coffeeville died Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Kingman, Ariz. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Coffeeville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
    • Annie Floyd Coleman Oliver — 59, died this morning at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
    • Sallie A. Polk — 104, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bayson Chapel Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley and again for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

     (August 2, 2012, Page 2)

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      Wednesday’s obituaries

      • David Wayne Daugherty — 57, died Monday, July 30, 2012, in Batesville. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at at Wells Funeral Home.
      • Rodrick McLeod Jr. — 25, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Lafayette County. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow the service in the Oak Grove Church Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
      • Nellie Alexander Norwood — 89, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Unity Baptist Church in Hesterville. Burial will follow in North Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the Culpepper Funeral Home in Kosciusko.

       (August 1, 2012, Page 2)

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        Local physicists part of Higgs boson discovery

        When researchers with the CERN facility in Geneva, Switzerland, announced the discovery of the Higgs boson subatomic particle earlier this month, the news was hailed as one of the most significant scientific achievements in a generation. Yet, if you look closely enough at the nearly two decades of scientific research and testing that was primarily conducted some 5,000 miles away from Oxford, you’ll find the work of some local physicists. (July 30, 2012, Page 1)

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          Monday’s obituaries

          • Lorene Clark — 77, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at her home in Oxford. Services were held this morning at the Harrisonville MB Church in Oxford, with the Rev. Robert Vaughn officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
          • Bobby Lee Colston — 75, of Olive Branch, died Friday, July 27, 2012. Services were held Sunday at the Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial followed in Abbeville City Cemetery in Abbeville.
          • Faye Boyett Cook Crawford — 66, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at her home in Pope. Services will be held at 5 this evening at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville, with Robert Rawson officiating. Burial will follow in Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service.
          • Lucy Fitch Fudge — 101, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services were held this morning in the sanctuary of College Hill Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Alan Cochet officiating. Burial followed in College Hill Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
          • Gertrude Moody Hataway — 101, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at her home in Oxford. A graveside service was held Sunday at the Oxford Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Kirby Ladner officiating. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
          • Case Devon Hawkins — 41, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at his residence in Water Valley. Services were held earlier today at Springhill North MB Church in Water Valley, with the Rev. Bobby Hall officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
          •  Rubye Watts Jones — 94, died Saturday, July 21,2012, at The LifeCare Center in Sierra Vista. A memorial service will be held Saturday at Country Estates Southern Baptist Church in Sierra Vista. Her ashes will be returned to Mississippi for burial at Magnolia Cemetery in Coldwater. Jensen’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

           (July 30, 2012, Page 2)

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            Thursday’s obituaries

            • Lorine Clark — 77, died Wednesday at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
            • Leonard Marshall Leache — 92, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Arrangements for a military memorial service in Arlington, Va., are pending. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

             (July 26, 2012, Page 2)

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              Wednesday’s obituaries

              • Suzanne Lamar Anderson — 68, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at her home in Oxford. A gathering of family members and friends will be held from 3 to 5  p.m. Thursday in the Fellowship Hall of the Oxford University United Methodist Church. A private family interment will take place in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center of Somerville is in charge of arrangements.
              • Thomas James Bulian — 75, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

               (July 25, 2012, Page 2)

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                Tuesday’s obituaries

                • Mary Lillian “Sue” Hart — 84, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Azalea Garden Assisted Living Community in Oxford. Her cremains will be buried in Canton.

                 (July 24, 2012, Page 2)

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                  Monday’s obituaries

                  • Mary Lillian Hart — 84, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
                  • Michael Edward Lynn III — 76, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Waller Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata, Minn., with a reception following at the Lafayette Club.
                  • Joseph H. “Joe” Sanders — 82, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Southaven. Services were held Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville.
                  • Hilda Pittman Young — 71, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were held Sunday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial followed in the City Cemetery in Corinth.

                   (July 23, 2012, Page 2)

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                    Friday’s obituaries

                    • Thomas Earl “Blue” Fitzpatrick — 52, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services will be at held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clark Chapel MB Church. Burial will follow in Robbs Chapel Cemetery in Randolph. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
                    • Amanda Sue Enlow Spence — 68, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at her home in Abbeville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. July 28 at Faith Baptist Church. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                    • William G. “Bill” Whitehead — 77, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                    •  Elsie Cora Wright — 106, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Water Valley. Services will be held at noon Saturday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at the funeral home.

                     (July 20, 2012, Page 2A)

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