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Friday’s obituaries

  • Belle McDonald Alexander — 85, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at her home in Cleveland. Services will be held Monday at First Baptist Church in Cleveland. Burial will follow in New Cleveland Cemetery. Ray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Xanaka Hill-Burgess — 34, of Oxford died Thursday in Pontotoc County. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Iona Vinson — 80, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Holly Springs Funeral Home in Holly Springs. Burial will follow at Bluff Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (April 12, 2013, Page 2A)

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    Thursday’s obituaries

    • Jerry Lee Campbell — 58, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at his daughter’s residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
    • Bennie Ray Cohran — 59, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clear Creek MB Church. Burial will follow in West Springhill Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
    • Dr. Nancy Karleen Pass Metts — 71, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Yellow Leaf Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
    • John Henry Murphy — 74, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Smith Chapel CME Church in Abbeville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
    • Linda Golden Partridge — 72, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. A private graveside service will be held on Saturday. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to Sunday’s service in the church fellowship hall. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
    • Arthur Carl Pettis — 62, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his home in Memphis. Services will be held at noon Saturday at the T.O.M.B. building on Highway 334 in Oxford. Burial will follow in  the Tobby Tubby M.B. Church Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
    • Tryeone “Tren” Ruiz — 44, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at her home near Oxford. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.

     (April 11, 2013, Page 2A)

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      Farewell, Faulkner stuff. Come back soon.

      Lots of William Faulkner memorabilia, including his Nobel Prize for Literature, have been on loan and display at the University of Mississippi. Possibly no more, News Editor Jonathan Scott writes as he looks into the possibility of valuable items being sold at auction. His wish for all of us is that the next buyer sends them back where they belong – to Oxford, Ole Miss and Lafayette County. (April 11, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Wednesday’s obituaries

        • Bennie Cohran — 59, died Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
        • Stanley Crow — died Monday, April 8, 2013, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow the funeral service in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening in the sanctuary of the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
        • Nancy Metts — 71, died this morning at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
        • John Murphy — 74, died Tuesday at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

         (April 10, 2013, Page 2A)

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          Tuesday’s obituaries

          • Randall Bleu Bass — 27, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at his residence. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service of New Albany. Burial will follow in Vista Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
          • Jerry Campbell — 58, died Monday at his daughter’s residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
          • Stanley Crow — died Monday at his home in Water Valley. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
          • Mary Lee Powell Newell — 86, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Oxford. Services and burial will be held in Benson, La. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford and Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, La., are in charge of the arrangements.

           (April 9, 2013, Page 2)

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            Monday’s obituaries

            Lee Arthur Goliday, 89, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Regency Hospital in Jackson. Services were held this morning at Second Missionary Baptist Church, and the Rev. Andrew Robinson officiated. Burial followed in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.

            Dorothy “Dot” B. Hayward, 82, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Services were held this morning at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford, with the Rev. John Semmes officiating. A graveside service followed in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of arrangements.

            Clyde Holyfield, 77, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Baptist Hospital-East in Memphis. Services will be held at 3 this afternoon at the Coffeeville Church of Christ, with Bro. Don Roberson officiating. Burial will follow in the Coffeeville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.

              (April 8, 2013, Page 2)

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              Monday’s obituaries

              • Lee Arthur Goliday — 89, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Regency Hospital in Jackson. Services were held this morning at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
              • Dorothy “Dot” B. Hayward — 82, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Services were held this morning at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. A graveside service followed in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
              • Clyde Holyfield — 77, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Baptist Hospital-East in Memphis. Services will be held at 3 this afternoon at the Coffeeville Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Coffeeville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
              • Dr. William “Bill” Herbert Jolley — 96, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the Veterans Home in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Memphis Memorial Gardens in Memphis. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
              • Linda Lovitt Jordan — 65, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the at the Free Springs United Methodist Church in Harmontown. Burial will follow in the Free Springs Cemetery at Harmontown. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

               (April 8, 2013, Page 2)

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                Friday’s obituaries

                • Corinne Brewer — 91, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow at Pine Bluff Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
                • Reona Buford — 84, died Tuesday, March 27, 2013, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rivers Hill Church of Christ in Oxford. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Jackson Memorial Funeral Services of Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
                • Kenneth Lane Coleman — 79, died Sunday, March 31, 2013,  at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Facility in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will be Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
                • Arthur C. Pettis — 62, died Thursday at Crossroads Hospice of Tennessee in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

                 (April 5, 2013, Page 2A)

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                  Thursday’s obituaries

                  • Gary Darnell Blackmon — 49, died in Abbeville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the T.O.M.B. building on Highway 334 in Oxford, with the Rev. Michael P. James Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery in Abbeville. Visitation will be held from noon to 7 this evening at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
                  • Lee Edward “Red” Brown — 56, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at South Hopewell M.B. Church in Taylor. Burial will follow in Browning cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
                  • Lee Arthur Goliday — 89, died Wednesday at Regency Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
                  • Mark Allan Martin — 42, died Monday, March 25, 2013, in Memphis. Services will be held at noon Saturday at North Hopewell M.B. Church with burial to follow in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                    (April 4, 2013, Page 2)

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                    Wednesday’s obituaries

                    • Gary “Cool G.B.” Blackmon — 49, died Monday in Abbeville. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
                    • Jimmy R. Harrell — 56, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service.

                     (April 3, 2013, Page 2)

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