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Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Allen Hilliard — 71, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building, and burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
  • Danny Ross “D.R.” Ingram — 70, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Water Valley. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • David Louis Ott Jr. — 22, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Atlanta. Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at H. M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, Spring Hill, in Atlanta, and for an hour and half prior to the service at the church.

 (February 19, 2013, Page 2)

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    Monday’s obituaries

    • Betty JoAnn Brown — 52, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services were held Saturday at Midway Baptist Church in Vardaman. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of arrangements.
    • Nellie S. Herod — 60, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
    • Pearlie Thompson Logan — 96, died Saturday at her home in Abbeville. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
    • Charles Ross — 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at the Sanctuary Hospice House. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Farucett Center in Columbus, Ohio. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    • Charles “Buddy” Simmons — 64, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at his home near  Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Turkey Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Calhoun County.

     (February 18, 2013, Page 2)

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      Friday’s obituaries

      • Lucile Louise Smith Easterbrook — 84, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 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.
      • Allen Hilliard — 71, died Thursday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
      • Regina Moore Holley — 88, died on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in St. Peters Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 this evening at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
      • Lennie Pettis — 100, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

       (February 15, 2013, Page 2A)

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        Thursday’s obituaries

        • Lucille Easterbrook — died Wednesday at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
        • Elvin Eldwin Hensley — 96, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Water Valley. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Anchor Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. The visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
        • Regina Moore Holley — 88, died Wednesday at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
        • Mavis Montgomery “Jackie” Houston — 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Aberdeen First Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. Sunday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
        • Milton Lee Lewis — 57, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jeffrie Chapel M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Abbeville. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
        • James Robert “Chuck” Sanders — 66, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Baptist Hospital-East in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M. B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

         (February 14, 2013, Page 2)

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          A valentine to those who do our dirty work

          Valentine’s Day, News Editor Jonathan Scott writes, is about roses and romance – and sewage and those who deal with it. Scott relates an incident in his neighborhood and praises local city workers – and gives them a valentine – for their quick and successful work. (February 14, 2013, Page 4)

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            Wednesday’s obituaries

            • Nancy Ann Smith Hampton — 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her home in Thaxton. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Rosemark Cemetery in Rosemark, Tenn. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the church Saturday. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

             (February 13, 2013, Page 2)

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              Tuesday’s obituaries

              • Jasmine Alford — 19, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Water Valley City Auditorium. Burial will follow in the Rocky Mt. M.B. Church Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
              • William S. “Boob” Groner — 89, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Batesville. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

               (February 12, 2013, Page 2)

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                MPA honors Eagle ad staff with 13 awards

                The advertising staff of The Oxford EAGLE received 13 awards at the annual Mississippi Press Association’s 2012 Better Newspaper Contest, advertising division. Included in the awards were one for first place, three for second place and nine for third place. (February 11, 2013, Page 5)

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                  Monday’s obituaries

                  • Hubert Russell “Sut” Fisher — 62, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at East St. Peter M.B. Church. Burial will follow be in East St. Peter Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
                  • William S. “Boob” Groner — 89, died this morning at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
                  • Thomas Stanford Hayes Jr. — 84, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale, with burial to follow in the Oakridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening, with a prayer service starting at 7 at the church in Clarksdale. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is in charge of arrangements.
                  • Milton Lee Lewis — 57, died Friday at Select Specialty Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
                  • James R. “Chuck” Sanders — 66, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

                   (February 11, 2013, Page 2)

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                    Hospital’s new CEO ready to meet health care challenges

                    Bill Henning started his job this past Monday as the CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of heading up a hospital at a time when it’s about to build a $300 million medical center in the community. (February 8, 2013, Page 1A)

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