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Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Melvin L. Warren Sr. — 83, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at his home in Chattanooga. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.

 (May 20, 2014, Page 2)

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    Monday’s obituaries

    • Thomas Edward “Ed” Davis — 94, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at College Hill Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in College Hill Church Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford and for one hour prior to the service at the church.
    • C. G. “Cap” Gaston Jr. — 73, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Calhoun City. Services were held Sunday at Bethlehem Church in Bentley. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    • Billy Eugene Hester — 67, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service.
    • Bobby Gene Montgomery Sr. — 81, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service.
    • Larry Taylor — 61, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Tuesday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Pine Flat Cemetery in Lafayette County. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

     (May 19, 2014, Page 2)

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      Friday’s obituaries

      • Alice Jean Buford — 68, Tuesday in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
      • Robert Mackey Carter — 59, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
      • Billy E. Hester — 67, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
      • Wayne Johnson — 56, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home in Oxford.
      • Larry Martin — 56, died Thursday in Sunflower County. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
      • Kenneth Ray Wilkins — 53, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Arlington Medical Center in Forth Worth, Texas. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Providence U.M. Church in Abbeville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

       (May 16, 2014, Page 2A)

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        Thursday’s obituaries

        • Robbie L. “Skint” Brassell — 64, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eureka AME Zion Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday at the church. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
        • Dr. James Terry “J.T.” Hall — 88, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Leland. Burial will follow in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Boone Funeral Home in Greenville.
        • Sam Harris — 81, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Oxford Health & Rehab in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Serenity Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in East St. Peters M.B. Church Cemetery in Abbeville. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

         (May 15, 2014, Page 2)

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          Voter ID takes state in wrong direction

          News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at Mississippi’s voter ID law that will be in place in the upcoming primaries and writes that the state should remove that burden on would-be voters and also consider implementing early voting. (May 8, 2014, Page 4)

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            Local leaders named to civil rights board

            Four of the 15 members of the Mississippi State Advisory Committee are from Oxford. The committee evaluates and reports on civil rights concerns in the state for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. (May 6, 2014, Page 3)

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              Tuesday’s obituaries

              • Tanner Dale Morgan Chapmon — 25, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Lafayette County. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Church Of The Nazarene in Pearl River. D.T. Williams Funeral Home of Pearl River is in charge of arrangements.
              • Malcolm Durham — 72, died this morning at Oxford Health & Rehab in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.
              • Kermit David Haley — 56, died Saturday, May 3, 2014. Services will be held Wednesday at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in McCarley. Visitation at the church will be held at 2 p.m. with a graveside service following at Hickory Grove Cemetery at 3. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 this evening at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram. Friends and family will be invited to a memorial celebration in Nashville, Tenn., on a date to be determined.
              • Galon Winston King — 86, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow at Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
              • Betty Jean Nichols — 51, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at her residence in Coffeeville. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
              • Rosie Delores Martin Shepard — 62, died Monday at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

               (May 6, 2014, Page 2)

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                Monday’s obituaries

                • Charles Edward Below — 70, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services will be held at 1 this afternoon at Alpha and Omega Transformational Ministries in Houston. Burial will follow in Norton Spring Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
                • Lou Emma Maness — 80, died Saturday May 3, 2014, at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood.
                • Linda Sue Means — 67, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
                • Roy D. Sheffield — 91, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service.
                • Lakeo Southammavong — 45, was found dead Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home in Oxford.
                • Barbara Elaine Berryhill Tidwell — 61, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at her home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 3 this afternoon in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery in Tula. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service.

                  (May 5, 2014, Page 2)

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                  Rare editions, facinating items related to books on display

                  William Faulkner’s attempts at achieving immortality through the written word are now on display like never before on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi. (May 2, 2014, Page 1B, 3B)

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                    Friday’s obituaries

                    • Martha Yarbrough Clark— 75, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                    • Carroll Leron “Ron” Harding — 70, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Jumper’s Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
                    • Katherine Campbell Hervey — 68, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                    • Eddie Owens — 53, died Thursday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
                    • Vera Lee Hicks Thomas — 94, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Oxford-University United Methodist in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

                      (May 2, 2014, Page 2A)

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