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Jon Scott

Sunday’s obituaries

  • Jesse Lester Adams Jr. — 61, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Mt. Liberty Cemetery in Calhoun County. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Lula Burns Porter — 80, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Monday at First Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Burial will follow in the Coffeeville City Cemetery in Coffeeville. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • Donald W. Sockwell — 76, died Saturday at his home near Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Mayva “Sue” Weaver — 81, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville, Tennessee. A family graveside service was held Saturday in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. A memorial service will be held at 2 this afternoon in the chapel of Hope Church in Memphis. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley was in charge of arrangements.

 (November 30, 2014, Page 3A)

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    Only in Oxford – Faulkner Statue

    The iPhone wasn’t introduced until 2007, about a decade after the William Faulkner statue was seated on a park bench outside Oxford City Hall. But since then, the bronze statue has become the ideal spot for selfie-takers from all over the country who want a shot of their mug with the Nobel Prize-winning author. It’s a selfie that you can only get in Oxford. (November 30, 2014, Page 1A)

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      Sunday Focus – Taylor’s oil, Part 1

      This is the first of a two-part series that examines whether a new Mississippi law could lead to experimental marijuana cannabis oil treatment for children plagued with seizure disorders. The second part will be published Monday. (November 29, 2014, Page 1A)

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        Friday’s obituaries

        • Leona Mathis — 89, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at East St. Peters M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford.
        • Eugene McGee — 65, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Hope MB Church in Taylor. Burial will follow in the Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.

         (November 28, 2014, Page 3A)

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          Wednesday’s obituaries

          • James Albert Martin — 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were set for 11 a.m. this morning in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial followed in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was to be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

           (November 26, 2014, Page 3A)

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            Tuesday’s obituaries

            • Joe E. Martin — 86, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Oxford Health and Rehab. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at North Hopewell M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery. Visitation will be held until 5 this evening at Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford.
            • Leona Mathis — 86, died Monday at her daughter’s residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford.
            • Malissie Wright— 98, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eureka AME Zion Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the church. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

             (November 25, 2014, Page 3)

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              Map project brings world to Mississippians

              Members of Rebel Global Connections and University of Mississippi faculty recently worked together on a mapping project at the Gordon Community and Cultural Center, also known as the old Abbeville School. (November 24, 2014, Page 1)

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                Monday’s obituaries

                • Ora Bell Miles Dawkins — 81, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services will be held at noon Wednesday in the Henry Chapel of the 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 at the funeral home.

                 (November 24, 2014, Page 3)

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                  Only in Oxford – Chicken on a Stick

                  The Chevron gas station at Four Corners has been serving Chicken on a Stick for years, but the tasty menu item continues to find more fans. Earlier this month Chevron set a new record when it sold some 800 of the deep-friend skewered chicken tenders. (November 23, 2014, Page 1A)

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                    UM sets goal to recruit more international talent

                    University of Mississippi sets some lofty goals for its students, faculty and staff to achieve greatness, but the school has recently set itself a more worldly goal: to double the amount of international students attending Ole Miss within five years. (November 23, 2014, Page 1A)

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