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Faulkner remembrance details a click away

In 1962, when William Faulkner died, The Oxford EAGLE was a weekly newspaper and about the only way to deliver news sooner was through handbills. Now, with the 50th anniversary of Faulkner’s death coming up, News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about technological advances and how The EAGLE will use its website to cover this historic event. (May 11, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Friday’s obituaries

    • Thomas H. Freeland III — 82, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
    • John Morgan King — 51, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
    • Billie Dale Mooneyham — 72, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
    •  Alex Broome Shields — 25, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville.
    • Rufus Robert “Bobby” Rhodes Jr. — 84, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. Burial will follow in Gulde Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.

      (May 11, 2012, Page 2A)

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      Faulkner still has many fans enjoying work

      COMPLETE STORY — The late Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner is still popular today — even 50 years after his death. A day-long celebration of Faulkner’s life will be held in Oxford on July 6 this year to mark the anniversary of the literary great’s death.

      (more…) (May 10, 2012, Page 1)

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        Monday’s obituaries

        •  Landyn Drake Burns — newborn son of Daniel Lee Burns and Angel Cearra Caine, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. A graveside service was held Saturday at Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
        • James B. “Happy Hank” Hankins Jr. — 70, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shiloh Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gary Stevens and the Rev. Cary Worthington officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home and also for one hour prior to the service at the church.
        • Bertha Irene Lee Harmon — 90, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Paris Baptist Church, with Bro. Raymond Aven and Bro. Justin Gates officiating. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery in Paris. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
        • Dorothy Hudson — died Sunday at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
        • Larry W. Wrenn — 59, died Friday, May 4, 2012, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services were held this morning in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. Kevin Jackson officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Liberty Church Cemetery in Calhoun County.

          (May 7, 2012, Page 2)

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          Sunday’s obituaries

          • Bertha Irene Lee Harmon — 90, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Paris Baptist Church, with Bro. Raymond Aven and Bro. Justin Gates officiating. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery in Paris. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
          • James B. “Happy Hank” Hankins Jr. — 70, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shiloh Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gary Stevens and the Rev. Cary Worthington officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home and also for one hour prior to the service at the church.

           (May 6, 2012)

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            Friday’s obituaries

            • Frances W. Bevill — 81, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Garden of Memories located at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 this evening at the funeral home.
            • Dwight Morrow Tatum — 69, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 this evening at the funeral home.

             (May 4, 2012, Page 2A)

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              Thursday’s obituaries

              • Woodrow W. “Tracy” Clifton III — 46, had a memorial service on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Glen Cove Marina in Vallejo, Calif. The service was officiated by the Rev. Susan Galvin.
              • Albert Moody — 95, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow at Cypress Grove M.B. church cemetery in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

               (May 3, 2012, Page 2)

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                Wednesday’s obituaries

                • Frances W. Bevill — 81, of Oxford died Tuesday at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home.
                • Hubert Bowles — 69, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at his residence. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home Chapel of Desloge. Burial will follow at Parkview Cemetery in Farmington. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
                • Tony S. Daugherty — 64, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
                • Frances Clytee Carter Finchum — 86, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. A private burial was held Tuesday at Lafayette Springs. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.

                 (May 2, 2012, Page 2)

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                  Tuesday’s obituaries

                  •  Ernest Benson Sr. — 77, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Yalobusha General Hospital and Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of God in Christ in Oakland. Burial will follow at Spring Hill North M.B. Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Eddie Robinson Funeral Homes in Grenada.
                  • Elsie Hughes Brower — 77, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services were held Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in the Hopewell Cemetery in Yalobusha County.

                   (May 1, 2012, Page 2)

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                    More signs economy rebounding

                    Two recent reports offer the latest evidence that Mississippi’s economy is rebounding from the Great Recession. One report notes that Lafayette County’s jobless rate continues to fall. Local unemployment dropped from 7.6 percent in February to 6.9 percent in March. The state and local economies are expected to continue to gradually improve for the next three years before peaking in 2016, according to another report. (April 30, 2012, Page 5)

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