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Friday, October 31, 2014

Jon Scott

Let’s keep the book banners at bay

In honor of Banned Books Week, News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at some of the books that have been at the top of the list through the years and also thanks local groups, businesses and organizations which have fought the fight against banning books and the right to express our opinions. (September 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Tuesday’s obituaries

    • Sarah Katherine Gray Chatham — 61, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Biloxi. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home on Pass Road in Biloxi. Burial will follow at the Biloxi National Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the services at the funeral home.
    • Raymond Lee Cox — 89, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Pine Crest Memorial Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

     (September 23, 2014, Page 3)

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      Monday’s obituaries

      • Annie Costephens — 70, died this morning at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

       (September 22, 2014, Page 2)

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        On the edge

        More people in our community are one the edge of being homeless. As a result, several agencies in town are scrambling to help those in need of a home. (September 21, 2014, Page 1A)

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          Workshop a first step to homeownership

          LOU-HOME will host a free workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library for those thinking about owning a home. (September 21, 2014, Page 1A)

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            Sunday’s obituaries

            • Bruce Payne Hellmann — 63, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Corolla, N.C. No services are planned at this time. Twiford Funeral Home of Manteo, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.
            • Michael Christopher Yarber — 42, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

             (September 21, 2014, Page 2A)

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              Only in Oxford – English phone booth

              The iconic red, British-style phone booth on the Square serves as another link to our town’s namesake in England. And the phone booth allows anyone to make a free local call. (September 21, 2014, Page 1A)

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                Everyday Hero – Guitarists share passion at OPC class

                Billy Lamb and  Chris Busby give guitar lessons through the Oxford Park Commission. The popular classes are in need of donations of guitars and other equipment. (September 19, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Friday’s obituaries

                  • Loyd Gunter — 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Charleston. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Magnolia Gardens. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
                  • Margaret Early Lantrip — 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Sylva Rena Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                  • Earl L. Yarber — 87, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

                   (September 19, 2014, Page 2)

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                    Thursday’s obituaries

                    No funeral home submitted an obituary for publication today. (September 18, 2014, Page 2)

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