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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Jon Scott

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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            Wednesday’s obituaries

            • Corrine Malone Lynch — 82, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Springfield MB Church Family Life Center in Abbeville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs and for an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
            • Tyna Mae Spears —  84, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at First Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Burial will follow in the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
            • Madge Orr Stubblefield — 95, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at her home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service in Wesley Hall at OUUMC. A private burial service will precede the memorial service. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
            • McKenzie Townsend — 34, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Saturday at the Providence U.M. Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, with family hour from 5 to 6 p.m., all at Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford.
            • James Young White Sr. — 66, died Friday, Jan 2, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building, with burial to follow in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, with family hour from 5 to 6 p.m., all at Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford.
            • Dorothy “Dot” Jean Tutor Zinn — 85, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Emeritus at Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Bruce Cemetery in Bruce. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

             (January 7, 2015, Page 2A)

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              Tuesday’s obituaries

              • Elizabeth “Libby” Courtenay Hamilton — 88, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peters by the Sea Episcopal Church in Gulfport. Interment will follow in Southern Memorial Park in Biloxi. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.
              • Robert Bernard “Dick” Little — 88, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2015, at UMMC in Grenada. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Calvary Baptist Church, with a visitation being held for two hours prior to the service. Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada is in charge of arrangements.
              • Patsy Cofer Pendergrass — 71, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at University Medical Center of Grenada. Services will be held at 10 a.m. in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Elam Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
              • Madge Stubblefield — 95, died this morning at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
              • Dorothy Zinn — 85, died Monday at Emeritus at Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

               (January 6, 2015, Page 3)

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                Monday’s obituaries

                • Services were held today for Mary Lean Burts, 88, formerly of Oxford, at Reids New Golden Gate Funeral Home in Milwaukee. Survivors include a sister, Catherine Smith of Oxford.
                •  McKenzie Townsend, 34, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford.
                • Jack William Wills, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Services were held this morning at Natchez Trace Funeral home in Madison, with interment in Natchez Trace Memorial Park.

                 (January 5, 2015, Page 3)

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                  Sunday Focus – 2015 Legislative Session

                  Before our local lawmakers head down to Jackson for the start of the 2015 legislative session, they share their thoughts on what the major issues will be this year. (January 4, 2015, Page 1A)

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                    Only in Oxford – Hilgard Cut

                    Professor Eugene Hilgard made a big impression on Oxford and Ole Miss back in the mid-1800s. Hilgard’s influence in the community stretches from a small section of the rail line separating the University of Mississippi and Oxford to the tradition of erecting a Christmas tree during the holidays. (January 4, 2015, Page 1A)

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