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Sunday’s obituaries

  • Dorothy Jane Stokes — 72, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were held Saturday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Rev. Irvin Ray Phillips officiating. A repast followed the service at Everdale Missionary Baptist Church in Water Valley.

 (January 18, 2015, Page 3A)

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    Friday’s obituaries

    • Lucy Gipson — 61, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
    • Floyd Junior White — 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Antioch Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

     (January 16, 2015, Page 3)

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      Help is there when needed most

      News Editor Jonathan Scott found out firsthand how helpful first-responders are when one of his vehicles caught fire recently. Scott tells the story of his problem and about all of the assistance he received. (January 16, 2015, Page 4)

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        Thursday’s obituaries

        • Burl Hunt — 90, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service.

         (January 15, 2015, Page 3)

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          This week in Oxford history

          Developers of what would eventually become Oxford Commons got their initial rezoning request approved by the Oxford Planning Commission this week back in 2002. And 66 years ago, Oxford was buzzing with the news that a film crew from Hollywood might be coming to town to film some scenes for a movie version of William Faulkner’s latest novel, “Intruder in the Dust.” (January 14, 2015, Page 1)

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            Wednesday’s obituaries

            • Robert Franklin Cooper Jr. — 101, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Memphis. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church Chapel in Jackson. Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
            • James Hamilton “Jimmy” Lear Jr. — 83, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Oxford. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Indianola. Visitation will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lear home at 200 East Parkway in Indianola, and then following the service in the Parish Hall. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
            • Mae Vera Robinson — 81, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.
            • Geraldine “Jewel” Slack — 61, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at her residence. Services will be held at noon Friday at East Providence MB Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
            • Rosa Lee Woods — 68, died at the North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home in Oxford.

             (January 14, 2015, Page 3)

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              Tuesday’s obituaries

              • Jimmy Lear — 82, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

               (January 13, 2015, Page 3)

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                Monday’s obituaries

                • Ollie Mae Patton Arnold — 96, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow at Sylva Rena Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
                • Dewey Cobb Hickman — 88, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall at the church and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
                • Lola Mae Moore McDonald — 91, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, 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 Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service this afternoon at the funeral home.
                • Geraldine Slack — 61, died this morning at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc

                 (January 12, 2015, Page 3)

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                  Friday’s obituaries

                  • Lori Jo Embry Fox — 43, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

                   (January 9, 2015, Page 2A)

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                    This week in Oxford history

                    This was a big week for local writers. Back in 1950, the city of Oxford honored William Faulkner for being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Back in 1990, Larry Brown resigned from the Oxford Fire Department in order to focus full-time on his writing. (January 7, 2015, Page 1A)

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