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Jon Scott

The past remains present in 2012

Anniversaries come and go, and are often forgotten or ignored. In 2012, there are a number of anniversaries to be celebrated locally, statewide, nationwide and around the world, including two big events right here in the L-O-U community. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at those events – the death of William Faulkner and the integration of the University of Mississippi – and how they affected the community and its view from others. (January 19, 2012, Page 4)

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    Wednesday’s obituaries

    • Essie Jones — died Tuesday at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home.

     (January 18, 2012, Page 2)

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      Tuesday’s obituaries

      • Anne Marie Hensley Johnsey — 81, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Verona. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the funeral home.
      • Edith Pauline “Polly” Williams Martin — 85, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
      • Odis T. McCord — 65, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Baptist DeSoto in Southaven. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home of Oxford. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held Saturday from 3 until 6 p.m. at Carriage Hill Baptist Church in Southaven.

       (January 17, 2012, Page 2)

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        Friday’s obituaries

        • Don Oliver “Skip” Gleason Jr. — died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Tupelo. Visitation will be held at the Natchez Trace Golf Clubhouse from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grove at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Burial will follow at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
        • Joseph Everette Herrin — 59, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at his residence in Cottontown. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Military Baptist Church in Sumrall. Ellis Funeral Home & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

         (January 13, 2012, Page 2A)

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          Thursday’s obituaries

          • Don O. Gleason — 40, died today at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
          • Olon Hudgins — 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home of Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
          • Ossie Susan Alice Martin McGee — 91, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at North Hopewell MB Church in Taylor. Kenneth I Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
          • Gussie L. McJunkins — 92, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Flint Hill M.B. Church in Etta. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem C.M.E. church cemetery in Etta. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
          • Margie Watts Smith — 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will beheld at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
          • Malcolm Russell “Rusty” Whitten — 60, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at his home. Services will be held at 1 this afternoon at First Church of the Nazarene. Eddie Robinson Funeral Home of Grenada is in charge of arrangements.

           (January 12, 2012, Page 2)

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            Wednesday’s obituaries

            • Jennifer Gay Scheuner — 43, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, in Oxford. Following a private cremation service in Memphis, her family will receive friends at their home. Call Canale Funeral Directors at 901-452-6400 for times and dates. A memorial service in Oxford will occur at a later date.
            • Margie Watts Smith — 90, died Tuesday at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
            •  Joe Tidwell — 54, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A private family service was held today and a visitation will be held from 7 to 9 this evening at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville.

             (January 11, 2012, Page 2)

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              Tuesday’s obituaries

              • Howard Coleman — 80, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Corinth National Military Cemetery in Corinth.
              • Gussie McJunkins — 93, died Monday at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral home in Oxford.
              • Jack Clement Milsted — 86, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Athens, Ga. A private service will be held in the near future. Lord & Stephens, East is in charge of arrangements.

               (January 10, 2012, Page 2)

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                Monday’s obituaries

                • David Guyton Marshall — 43, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in his home in Batesville. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Harmontown Baptist Church in Harmontown. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
                • Ossie McGee — 91, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
                • Priscilla Ann Parker Melton — 46, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City.
                • Jimmy Dale “Bo” Overby — 62, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at his home in Lafayette County. Services were held Sunday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.

                 (January 9, 2012, Page 2)

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                  Friday’s obituaries

                  No obituaries were submitted for publication in today’s edition of The Oxford EAGLE. (January 6, 2012, Page 2A)

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                    Thursday’s obituaries

                    • Lillian Eva Hutton Cheatham — 88, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Trenholm Road United Methodist Church in Columbia. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the Devine Street Chapel at Dunbar Funeral Home.
                    • Rico Deandre “Suave” Goolsby — 40, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at East St. Peter’s MB Church. Burial will follow in East St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church.
                    • James Floyd “Jimmy” Maples — 73, died Wednesday, Jan. 04, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories located at Coleman Funeral Home. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                    • Dorothy Mize — 90, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at noon Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                    • Kerry Darnell Young — 39, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Saturday at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in Beverly Chapel U.M. Church in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

                     (January 5, 2012, Page 2)

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