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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jon Scott

Our past offers important lessons for our future

In doing research for The EAGLE’s “Yesterday’s Papers” feature, News Editor Jonathan Scott has experienced a wide range of emotions, from inspiring to discomforting. Scott takes a look at some of the views and practices from the past after looking at a 1944 issue of The EAGLE. (June 5, 2014, Page 4)

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    Wednesday’s obituaries

    • Margarette Mary Johnston Evans — 88, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Madison County Nursing Home in Canton. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Yellow Leaf Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
    • Betsy Barnett McCain — died Monday, June 2, 2014. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at Wright and Ferguson in Clinton and again on Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. with services following at 2 in the old sanctuary of First Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford in charge of arrangements.

     (June 4, 2014, Page 2)

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      Tuesday’s obituaries

      • Joseph Muriel “Joe” Dooley — 68, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the North Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
      • Dr. William Harold Edwards Jr. — 69, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of West Point. A private family burial will be held in the Bruce City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the church. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
      • Margarette Mary Johnston Evans — 88, died this morning at Madison County Nursing Home in Madison. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

       (June 3, 2014, Page 2)

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        Monday’s obituaries

        • Sylvia Diane Denton — 64, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
        • Henry Clayton Smith — 76, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service.

         (June 2, 2014, Page 2)

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          Van Besien earns Sullivan Award

          Carol Van Besien, a local volunteer who was recently presented with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award by the McLean Institute at the University of Mississippi, is profiled in a new feature called Everyday Heroes. (May 30, 2014, Page 1A)

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            Friday’s obituaries

            • Joyce Grimes Locke — 82, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Emeritus at Oxford in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the funeral home.

             (May 30, 2014, Page 2A)

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              Thursday’s obituaries

              • Andrew L. “Buckwheat/Bucky” Coleman — 52, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at the residence of his daughter. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
              • Ervin Wilson Davis — 88, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories located at the funeral home. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
              • Joyce Grimes Locke — 82, died this morning at Emeritus in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.

               (May 29, 2014, Page 2)

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                Wednesday’s obituaries

                • Ervin W. Davis — 88, died this morning at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.

                 (May 28, 2014, Page 2)

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                  Monday-Tuesday’s obituaries

                  • Andrew L. “Buckwheat” Bucky Coleman — 52, died Friday in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
                  • Ruby Frances Cromwell Gean — 93, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Regional One Health in Memphis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery.  Visitation will be held for two and half hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

                   (May 27, 2014, Page 2)

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                    Thursday’s obituaries

                    • Carol Jean Parker Gandy — 64, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at her home in Paris. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in Kingdom Cemetery in Yocona. Visitation will be held for three hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                    • Larry D. Martin — 56, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Sunflower County. Services will be held at noon Friday at Springfield M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the Buford Chapel Church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

                     (May 22, 2014, Page 2)

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