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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jon Scott

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Nina Bianco — 70, of Oxford and Seminole, Fla., died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jerome’s in Largo, Fla.
  • John Lawson True — 75, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at his home in Batesville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (August 26, 2014, Page 2)

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    Monday’s obituaries

    • Gerald Ford — 64, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Taylor United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Gossett officiating. A private graveside service will be held at Shipp Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
    • Joel Henry — died Friday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
    • James A. Sansom — 77, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. David Freeman officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for an hour and a half prior to the service today at the funeral home.
    • Tommie Bayer Siracusa — 68, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at her home in Harmontown. Services were held this morning in the chapel at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with the Rev. James Pinkerton officiating. Burial followed in Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford.
    • Mary Varner — 85, died this morning at Select Specialty Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

      (August 25, 2014, Page 2)

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      New plan points UM in the right direction

      The University of Mississippi is about to begin a new school year, and News Editor Jonathan Scott writes how this year could be an especially remarkable one if everyone can get behind UM’s new plan to make the university a more diverse and welcoming institution for all people. (August 22, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Friday’s obituaries

        • William L. Hodge — 90, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Old Union Cemetery in Lafayette County. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
        • Martha Lucile Jackson — 83, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.
        •  Katherine Charlene Jamison — 80, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the funeral.
        • Tommie Bayer Siracusa — 68, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at her home in Harmontown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

         (August 22, 2014, Page 2A)

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          Heat hits area

          Two months after the official arrival of summer, the Lafayette County area is finally getting hit with the kind of hot weather that typically arrives in early July. Residents are urged to take precautions to protect themselves from what could be dangerously high temperatures. (August 21, 2014, Page 1)

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            Thursday’s obituaries

            • A.J. Burt Hairston — 81, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clear Creek M.B. Church Oxford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.

             (August 21, 2014, Page 2)

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              Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1969

              Forty-five years ago, Oxford prepared for the opening of a new wing of its hospital, and two juveniles were arrested for making obscene phone calls in the county. The community also started providing disaster relief to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Camille hit. (August 20, 2014, Page 1A)

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                Wednesday’s obituaries

                • Neva Maxine Russell Rhodes — 82, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Pinewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home and at other times at her home.

                 (August 20, 2014, Page 2A)

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                  Tuesday’s obituaries

                  • Harry Wesley Byrum — 71, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the Oxford Health and Rehab Center in Oxford. A graveside service was held Monday at the Sturgis City Cemetery in Sturgis. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
                  • James Robert Tuttle — 78, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at River Region Medical Center. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home. The visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

                   (August 19, 2014, Page 2)

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                    Monday’s obituaries

                    • Nancy Hutcherson Nesbitt — 71, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. A private family ceremony will be held later. Solie Funeral Home in Everett, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

                     (August 18, 2014, Page 2)

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