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Your best gifts won’t be wrapped this Christmas

While we seem, every year, to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas holidays, local columnist Deidra Jackson says we need to make sure we embrace the ordinary and important things in life at this special time of the year. (December 23, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Wednesday’s obituaries

    • Matthew “Mack” Harmon — 91, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Paris Community Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
    • Robert H. “Poppie” Samuels — 84, died this morning in a hospice in Little Rock, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
    • Mary Jones Sockwell, 99, died this morning in the Yalobusha Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

     (December 22, 2010, Page 2)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Molly Fergusson writes to explain the miscommunication that led to the recent charities report about the Oxford Film Festival. She points out the discrepancy and said that the festival is run completely by volunteers. (December 22, 2010, Page 4)

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        Tuesday’s obituaries

        • Myrtle Melissa Kitchens — 76, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
        • Peggy De’Ette Griffin Pate — 72, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be held  at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Broom Chapel near Coffeeville. Burial will follow in the Broom Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Coffeeville.
        • La’Quarius Mar’Shon Rowsey — one month, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Yocona-Northwell Cemetery in Taylor. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
        • Lois Evelyn Wright Ruth — 101, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at the Quitman County Hospital in Marks. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks. Burial will follow in Lambert Cemetery in Lambert. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
        • John Alvis Sides — 70, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Baptist DeSoto-Southaven. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will follow in Little Hope Cemetery in Faulkner. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
        • Annie Mae Greene Smith — 89, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from noon until 2 in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
        • Hezzie Wright Jr. — 67, died in Shreveport, La. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Everdale Baptist Church on Calhoun Street in Water Valley. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.

         (December 21, 2010, Page 2)

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          Courage

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about one of the most courageous people he’s ever known – his Italian grandmother – and shows how her courage and actions, particularly at Christmas, inspired so many. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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            Let’s not miss an opportunity with hospital

            Harry Sneed, a local businessman and former president of both the local Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation, writes a guest column calling on local officials to work quickly and efficiently so as not to miss an opportunity to expand local health care services through growth of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Ben Mikell writes to urge all fans, regardless of who you’re cheering for, to use common sense when you’re mixed in with fans from the other team at sporting events. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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                Monday’s obituaries

                • Frankie Faye Bruce — 85, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Coleman Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
                • Huntley Gordon “H.G.” Davidson — 85, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at his residence in Olive Branch. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial will follow at Blocker Cemetery in Olive Branch. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
                • Bernice Doyle — 75, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held Tuesday in Chicago. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
                • Katrina “Sister” Ruffin-Jones — 64, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
                • L.B. King — 89, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at East Providence M.B. Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
                • Myrtle Melissa Kitchens — 76, died Sunday at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
                • A Q Lemons — 81, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Marshall County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 this evening at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                • Lerlean Burt Loggins — 85, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Hope M.B. Church in Taylor. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 this evening at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
                • Mary Ann Overstreet — 87, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at her home in Houma, La. Services were held Saturday at National Funeral Home. Burial followed in Oakridge Cemetery.
                • La’Quarius Mar’Shon Rowsey — infant son of Qanisha La’Sha Rowsey of Abbeville, died Saturday at Woman Pavilion Hospital of North Mississippi in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home.
                • Virginia “Gini” Simmons — 77, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at her home in Kalamazoo. No services are planned, but an open house will be held in her home from 2 to 4 this afternoon. Redmond Funeral Home of Kalamazoo is in charge of arrangements.
                • Annie Smith — 89, died Sunday at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
                • Robert Gene “Blue” Thompson — 73, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s M.B. Church cemetery in Abbeville. Visitation until 4:30 this afternoon and family hour will be 5-7 this evening at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

                 (December 20, 2010, Page 2)

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                  Season’s Greetings

                  As the holiday season winds down, so does the time to let Santa Claus know what you want for Christmas. See what all the youngsters around the LOU community have on their Christmas list in the EAGLE’s annual Season’s Greetings section.  (December 17, 2010, Page 1C)

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                    Why I look forward to Christmas

                    Playing Santa Claus is one of Jack Mayfield’s favorite things to do during the holidays. This week in Oxford Living, the historian takes a break from Oxford’s history to tell us why having a long white beard makes for the perfect Santa Claus. (December 17, 2010, Page 3B)

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