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Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Roy Bruner — 72, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Water Valley. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Doris Wood Floyd — 87, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Visitation will be held from 1 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Sardis.
  • The Rev. Elton Jones — 68, died Monday in Senatobia. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • Earnestine McThune — 68, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • Nettye Turner Wright — 93, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at her home. Services were held this morning at Inverness United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Hickory Grove Cemetery in Inverness. The Boone-Card Funeral Home of Indianola was in charge of arrangements.

  (February 28, 2012, Page 2)

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    Monday’s obituaries

    • Roy Bruner — of Water Valley died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
    • Jerrel Robertson — 67, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Graveside services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Bethel Cemetery in the Teasdale community in Tallahatchie County. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
    • Patricia Kay Stevens Thompson — 73, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in Trinity Episcopal Church in Yazoo City, with Father George Woodliff officiating. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City is in charge of arrangements.

     (February 27, 2012, Page 2A)

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      Friday’s obituaries

      • Roy Bruner — of Water Valley died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.
      • John David Crews — 85, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service in the Parish Hall of the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
      • Earl Hawkins — 88, of Crowder, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crowder Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
      • Naddie Lloyd Morgan — 92, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Pleasant Green M.B. Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow at Pleasant Green Cemetery. Visitation will be held until 7 this evening at Cooley’s Mortuary Inc. in Batesville, and for an hour prior to the service at the church.
      • Ginger Morris — 62, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 6 this evening in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
      • Larry Donnell Smith — 61, formerly of Oxford, died today in Detroit. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
      • Leona Buckner Thompson — 92, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 7 this evening at Greater St. John M.B. Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
      • Hayden Murray “Red” Vines — 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital in Gulfport. 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 from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

       (February 24, 2012, Page 2A)

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        Thursday’s obituaries

        • John David Crews — 85, died Wednesday at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
        • John E. Watson — 65, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at his home in West Point. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday 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 from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
        • James Allen “Babe Brother” Wortham — 82, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in St. Peters Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Burns U.M. Church. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

         (February 23, 2012, Page 2)

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          Wednesday’s obituaries

          • Mable C. Boone — 82, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Montgomery Place in Independence. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Webb & Rodrick Chapel Funeral Home in Independence. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with family present from 6 to 8. A memorial service will be held in Oxford at a later date.
          • Ervin Stepp — 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in Yellow Leaf Cemetery in Oxford. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
          • Hayden Murray “Red” Vines — 82, died Tuesday at Select Specialty Hospital in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
          • John E. Watson — died Tuesday in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.

           (February 22, 2012, Page 2)

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            Tuesday’s obituaries

            • Willie Mae Simmons — 97, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at East Providence M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Merigold Cemetery in Merigold. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

             (February 21, 2012, Page 2)

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              Monday’s obituaries

              • John W. Alexander Jr. — 60, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with the Rev. Jerry East officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasants Cemetery in Rossville, Tenn.
              • Mary “Sis” Payne Byars — 87, died Sunday, Feb.. 19, 2012, at her home in Batesville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Batesville, with Dr. Tommy Snyder and the Rev. Pat Ludlam officiating. Burial will follow in Marks Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
              • Janette “Jan” Deaton — 77, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The visitation at the funeral home will be held for two hours prior to Tuesday’s service.
              • Zakaylin Martezz Jones — infant son of Miesha Jones and the late Martezz Evans, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Graveside services were held Sunday at Philadelphia M.B. Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Alfred Hall officiating. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
              • Flora McCallum — 86, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Oxford. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Presbyterian Church of Oxford, with the Rev. Curt Presley officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
              •  Joe Lee Rockette — 55, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. Services were held earlier today at the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home in Racine, with Bishop Rory Marshall officiating. Burial followed in West Lawn Memorial Park.
              • Willie Mae Simmons — 97, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
              • Leona Buckner Thompson — 92, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
              • James “Babe” Allen Wortham — 82, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

               (February 20, 2012, Page 2)

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                Friday’s obituaries

                • Mamie B. Franks — 84, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at her home in Oxford. There are no plans for a memorial service at this time. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
                • Cathy Leigh Dunton Weaver — 52, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at her home in Water Valley. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. 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.

                 (February 17, 2012, Page 2A)

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                  Thursday’s obituaries

                  • Mamie B. Franks — 84, died Wednesday at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.
                  • Isaac Gene McGuirt — 48, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Toccopola Church of the Living God in Toccopola, with Bishop Calvin C. Wiley officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Toccopola. Visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
                  • Sherman Rogers Jr. — 62, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with the Rev. Kenny Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
                  • Lenora “Topsy” Pegues Smith — 97, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Providence M.B. Church, with the Rev. Johnny Frost officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
                  • Russell Mae Wortham — 68, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at North Hopewell M.B. Church, with the Rev. Jamuel Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

                   (February 16, 2012, Page 2)

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                    OPC makes positive first impression

                    Want to get involved with local government and helping the community? As News Editor Jonathan Scott writes, you don’t have to wait until you’re old enough to vote. Scott points out a project by a local Girl Scout group that involved going before a local board, the Oxford Park Commission, for permission and approval and then following through to help improve things in the community. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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