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Monday’s obituaries

  • Ernest “Ernie” Goodwin — 68, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services were held Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery.
  • Roy D. Melton — 71, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center, Batesville. Services were held Saturday at the First United Pentecostal Church in Batesville. Burial followed in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Batesville.

 (February 17, 2014, Page 2)

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    Friday’s obituary

    • Elge Flemons — 60, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at North Oxford Baptist Church, with burial following in Providence U.M. Church Cemetery in Abbeville. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
    • Hazel Joyce Hoffman Kinney — 80, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Waller Funeral Home.
    • Paul Lincoln Parker — 98, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at First Baptist Church of Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
    • James Richard Webb — 65, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

     (February 14, 2014, Page 2A)

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      Thursday’s obituaries

      • Lillian Irene Cargill — 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Carey Chapel Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tenn. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
      • Michael Cohran — 50, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at noon Saturday at New Sardis Baptist Church in Memphis, with burial to follow at West Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery, in Memphis. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at M.J. Edwards Funeral Chapel in Memphis.
      • Margie B. Ellington — 100, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Hill South Funeral Home in Memphis. Burial will follow in Forest Hill South Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
      • Hazel Hoffman Kinney — 80, died this morning at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
      • Jerry Lewis Mathis — 54, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
      • Charles Wesley Tolliver — 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Services will be held at noon Saturday at Bayson Chapel M.B. Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.

        (February 13, 2014, Page 2)

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        Drug court grads aid prison reform effort

        News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about how local and area residents who just completed their drug court program are showing state legislators that their ideas about prison reform and sentencing can work to help individually, collectively and financially. (February 13, 2014, Page 4)

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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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