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Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Joseph Vance Pitts Jr. — 68, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at his home in LaGrange, Ga. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in LaGrange. Burial will follow in Shadowlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Striffler-Hamby Mortuary of LaGrange. The Rosary will be said at 7.
  • Michael Tubbs, 67, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at his home in Bruce. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.

 (February 12, 2014, Page 2)

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    Oxford schools open Wednesday

    Oxford school officials have announced that city schools will be open today. (February 12, 2014)

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      Tuesday’s obituaries

      • Elge Flemons — 60, died this morning at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
      • James R. Leister — 74, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at North Oxford Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home.
      • Florida Bell Martin Marion — 77, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at her home in Waterford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Holly Springs. Burial will follow in the Hamilton Chapel CME Church cemetery in Waterford. The remains will lie in repose at J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs on Friday from 1-7 p.m. with the family visit from 6-7. The remains will lie in state at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness on Saturday from 10-10:55 a.m.
      • Barbara Bailey Massey — 70, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at her home in Oxford. Visitation will be held Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held immediately following the visitation at 6. In addition to services here in Oxford, a visitation will be held at Raymond United Methodist Church of Raymond on Saturday at 10 a.m. A memorial service will follow at the church at 11.
      • Jerry Mathis — 54, died Monday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
      • Frances Blount Molpus — 97, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at St. Dominic’s Hospital. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia is in charge of arrangements.
      • Paul Parker — died Monday at his home in Water Valley. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.
      • Michael Tubbs — 67, died Monday at his home in Bruce. Arrangements are incomplete with Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce.

       (February 11, 2014, Page 2)

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        Weather closings

        Officials with the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts have announced that the city and county schools are closed today due to the snow and ice.

        The Mary Cathey Headstart Center follows the Lafayette County School District and will be closed as well.

        Classes at the University of Mississippi are canceled until noon. The campus and offices will open at noon.

        The city and county has canceled its solid waste and recycling collection for Tuesday.

        The Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for 5:30 this evening has been postponed until 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20.

        This report will be updated as details about other area schools are made available.

          (February 11, 2014)

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          Monday’s obituaries

          • James R. Leister — 74, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
          • Barbara Bailey Massey — 70, died at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
          • Dr. Rev. John West Taylor Jr. — 66, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Baptist-DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. Services were held Saturday at the Covenant Community Church in Horn Lake. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.

           (February 10, 2014, Page 2)

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            Friday’s obituaries

            • Billie Ruth Hall — 85, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. A private interment will be held in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

             (February 7, 2014, Page 2A)

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              Thursday’s obituaries

              • Gilbert Asa Bridges — 90, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Batesville First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening and for one hour prior to the service on Friday in the Gathering Room of First United Methodist Church Activities Building.
              • Mary B. “Dump” Knight — 71, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Paris Yates Chapel on the Ole Miss campus. Waller Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

               (February 6, 2014, Page 2)

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                Wednesday’s obituaries

                • Maliya Denice Griffin — infant daughter of Marcus Dyrell Griffin Sr. and Elisha Edwards of Oxford, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Warren Cemetery in Thaxton, with Bro. Roger Hunter officiating. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                • Andrew Joseph Repka — 27, has died. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cowboy Fellowship Church in Pleasanton. Visitation will be held 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Pleasanton.

                 (February 5, 2014, Page 2)

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                  Tuesday’s obituaries

                  • Donald E. Holloway — 78, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at his home in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley, followed by a memorial service at 11 at First United Methodist Church in Water Valley. A time of fellowship and visitation will follow the memorial service in the fellowship hall of the church.
                  • Kearney H. Windham — 79, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Services will be held at noon Thursday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. A graveside service will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation with be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, and friends and family members will gather for fellowship at the First United Methodist Church of Water Valley after the services.

                   (February 4, 2014, Page 2)

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                    Monday’s obituaries

                    • Odessa Childress Brite — 88, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service.
                    •  William Ephraim Cresswell — 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at his home in Springfield, Va. Services will be held at noon Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Durant. Burial will follow in Mizpah Cemetery in Durant. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church.
                    • Clara Lillian Hensley — 99, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the Yalobusha Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday At Anchor Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                    • David Jones Jr. — 67, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his home near Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church of Oxford. Burial will follow in the Veterans Garden of the Garden of Memories located at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
                    • Margie Muller Lance — 85, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 107 Riverdale Road, in Grenada. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Carroll County. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the hall. Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Grenada is in charge of the arrangements.
                    • Betty Eloise Parks — 80, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at her home in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Lafayette County. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
                    • Courtney Patrick — 36, died today at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.

                     (February 3, 2014, Page 2)

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