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Thursday’s obituaries

  • Martha Elnor Berry — 96, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
  • Rowland Carothers — 56, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the T.O.M.B. building in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford and for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the T.O.M.B. building. Repast will be held at the Stone Center in Oxford.
  • Eddie Hilliard Jr. — 57, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church in Oxford, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
  • Maud “Bell” Mitchell-Key — 91, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at East St. Peter’s M.B. Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Mary B. “Dump” Knight — 71, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakland Presbyterian Church in Oakland. Waller Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • John Mackie Pegues Jr. — 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held for an hour and a half prior to the service.
  • Edna Marie Polk — 72, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at her residence in Longtown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Askew Grove M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the Askew Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis.
  • Doyle Scott “Butch” Vance — died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at his home in Southaven. A gathering of friends will be held at a later date.

 (January 30, 2014, Page 2)

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    Wednesday’s obituaries

    • Ralph Benjamin Gay Sr. — 79, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sylva Rena Baptist Church. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
    • Teresa Swords — 43, of Etta died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Christian Rest Church in Etta. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

     (January 29, 2014, Page 2)

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      Tuesday’s obituaries

      • Kay Frances Bruce — 58, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Philadelphia Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
      • Alonzo Crocker — 75, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at his home in Coffeeville. Services will be held Wednesday at Goshen Church in Yalobusha County. The processional to Goshen Church will leave Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley at noon Wednesday. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
      • Eddie “Boosie’ Hilliard — 57, died Monday in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
      • John Eugene Pruett — 57, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Sand Hill Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
      • Ocia Smith — 89, died Monday at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

       (January 28, 2014, Page 2)

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        Monday’s obituaries

        • Rowland Carothers — 56, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
        • Ralph Benjamin Gay Sr. — 79, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
        • Maude Key — 91, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
        • Joan Bolen Prestage — 80, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery in Paris. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 this evening at the funeral home.
        • Dr. Emil Sidney Sanders — 67, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in his home in Oxford. Graveside services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will follow at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Following the services in Oxford, a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1.
        • Juanita Mize Schoning — 91, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Services will be private with arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home of Homewood.

         (January 27, 2014, Page 2)

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          Thursday’s obituaries

          • Willie Hayward Jones — 66, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at his residence in Abbeville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Abbeville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

           (January 23, 2014, Page 2)

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            Wednesday’s obituaries

            •  Lillian Lee Baker — 80, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Oxford. Services were held this morning at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial followed in Gaston Cemetery in Booneville.
            • Johnnie “Skin” Murry — 67, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Harrisonville M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
            • Myra Ellen Jackson Vines — 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
            • Jerry Wayne Wilson — 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Clear Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

              (January 22, 2014, Page 2)

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              Tuesday’s obituaries

              • Jerry Wilson — 73, died this morning at Yalobusha General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

               (January 21, 2014, Page 2)

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                Monday’s obituaries

                • Willie Hayward Jones — 66, died Saturday at his residence in Abbeville. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

                 (January 20, 2014, Page 2)

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                  Thursday’s obituaries

                  • Teresa Lynn Ferguson — 52, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. No services are planned. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.
                  • Annie Grace Gaters — 54, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in the Philadelphia M.B. Church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
                  • Richard “Ricky” Leroy Gore — 56, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A family-led memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Graceland Nursing Care Facility in Oxford. Wells Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
                  • Johnny Murry — 67, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                  • Aaron Lynn Spence — 48, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Belden. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in the Blair community. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
                  • Rickey Gene Weaver — 55, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Saturday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

                    (January 16, 2014, Page 2)

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                    Time for a new war on poverty?

                    Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the long war on poverty and its lack of success in Mississippi, in particular, and wonders how some state leaders think a questionable bill in the Legislature will help the situation. (January 16, 2014, Page 4)

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