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Could Oxford be Eden?

Chuck Anderson, 74, has spent half a century researching the best small towns in the United States. He ranks Oxford at No. 6 on his list of top 100 small cities in the nation. (June 17, 2013, Page 1)

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    Monday’s obituaries

    • William Boyd Decker — 79, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories located at the funeral home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
    • Cora L. Westbrook — 59, died Sunday at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

     (June 17, 2013, Page 2)

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      Friday’s obituaries

      • Xavier Deonta Benson -  21, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Water Valley Auditorium. Burial will follow in Pleasant Green Cemetery in Water Valley. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
      • James G. Hears -  67, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Kingdon Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
      • Doryce Louise Wells Moore - 82, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at St. Framcis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Etta. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 this evening at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

       (June 14, 2013, Page 2A)

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        Thursday’s obituaries

        • Xavier Benson — 21, of Water Valley died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
        • Maxine Harper — died Tuesday at her home in Oxford. Two services will be held. The first service will be Saturday and will begin with visitation in the parlor of First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood from 12:30 to 1:30 P.M. with a graveside service to follow at 2 at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Carroll County. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. June 23 at the First Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service in the church parlor. Wilson & Knight Funeral Home of Greenwood is in charge of arrangements.
        • James G. Heard — 67, of Oxford died Wednesday at Select Specialty Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
        • Ida Arneal McCullar Lakey — 80, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be held at at 4 p.m. Friday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
        •  Isom Eugene McCormick — 77, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial will follow in Rocky Mt. Cemetery at Pittsboro. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 this evening at the funeral home.
        • Doryce Louise Moore — 82, of Etta died Wednesday at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.

         (June 13, 2013, Page 2A)

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          Wednesday’s obituaries

          • Phyllis J. Dreher — 83, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Aurora Health and Rehabilitation in Columbus. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point. Visitation will be held for an hour and a half prior to the service at the funeral home.
          • Linda Kay Polk Howell — 47, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at the home of her in-laws in Myrtle. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burail will follow in Navo Cemetery in Drew.
          • William Ronnie Thompson — 59, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at his home near Sardis. There are no plans for a memorial service. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.

            (June 12, 2013, Page 2A)

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            Tuesday’s obituaries

            No obituaries were submitted for publication today. (June 11, 2013, Page 2)

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              Monday’s obituaries

              • Jesse Lee Ford — 90, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at his home in Horn Lake. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Oak Hill Cemetery . Visitation will be held prior to the service at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
              • Byran Charles Martin — 89, died Friday, June 7, 2013, in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Lexington. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the Southern Funeral Home in Lexington.
              • Pauline Germany Matthews — 103, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Union. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bluff Springs Church of God in Union. Burial will follow in Union City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at Stephens Funeral Home in Union.
              • Ruby Mae Tubbs — 88, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at The Meadows in Fulton. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow at Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery in Etta.

                (June 10, 2013, Page 2)

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                Friday’s obituaries

                • Edward Bethel Adams — 51, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at his home in Portland, Ore. A memorial service will be arranged later.
                • Betty Mack Priest Brown — 72, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Priest Cemetery in Houston. A visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                • Presley Nicole Jones — an infant, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 this afternoon at Shady Grove Cemetery near Batesville. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 this afternoon preceding the service at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville.
                • Landers Slack — 88, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at East Providence M.B. Church. Burial will be in Yellowleaf Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
                • June Anderson White — 94, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in College Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 30 minutes prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

                 (June 7, 2013, Page 2A)

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                  Thursday’s obituaries

                  • Deborah Lynn Bradford — 52, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Brookside Baptist Church in Olive Branch. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.
                  • Betty Mack Priest Brown — 72, died this morning at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
                  • Ruth Karr Goforth — 83, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
                  • James E. “Ed” Hewlett — 79, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                  • Lee Russell Jones — 75, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Signature Health Care at St. Francis in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clear Creek M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
                  • Landers Slack — 88, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

                   (June 6, 2013, Page 2)

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                    Voters keep Oxford on path to prosperity

                    News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at our thriving community – one of the fastest growing in the state – and writes about the blessing and curses of growth and who’s in charge of the change that’s inevitable. (June 6, 2013, Page 4)

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