- Billy Ray Childress — 52, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fulmer Cemetery in Harmontown. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.
- Janet Cummings Fortune — 58, daughter of the late University of Mississippi Chancellor Porter Fortune, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Asheville, N.C. Services will be announced later.
- Jearlene Gordon — 62, of Oxford died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
- John E. Hartsfield — 89, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Memorial Park in North Little Rock. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Nehemiah Evian Jones — the infant son of Rozalyne Jones, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Emily Ann Grantham Mathews — 85, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Services were held Oct. 11 at Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville.
Downing Koestler’s four-touchdown effort paced the Chiefs in a 24-7 win over the Packers in an Oxford Park Commission 6-7 year-old league game Monday night at FNC Park. In the other 6-7 league games, the Bears blanked the Vikings 20-0, the Steelers shut out the Jaguars 38-0, while the Jets topped the Cowboys 21-14.
In the 8-9 league, the Steelers blanked the Giants 18-0, the Saints edged the Bears 20-18, the Jets topped the Cowboys 7-0, while the Chiefs beat the Packers 27-18. In two 10-12 league games, the Cowboys pounded the Jets 45-8, while the Bears beat the Giants 30-7. (October 26, 2010, Page 8)
Self-preservation, or self-interest, drives God’s creatures. Local columnist Jimmy Reed makes that point by telling how he got financially involved in the self-interest of his three daughters recently. (October 26, 2010, Page 4)
- Billy Ray Childress — 52, died Sunday at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
- James Marlow Downs — 73, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry East officiating. Burial will follow in Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
- Charles Edgar Faust — 87, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Southaven. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Memphis. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven.
- Melton Wynne Prewitt — 79, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Lafayette Commodores rallied past the Rosa Fort Lions Friday night after a rather sluggish start to claim a 42-7 victory. The Commodores clinched first place in Region 2-4A with the important win over the Lions. (October 25, 2010, Page 4B)
Dominating. That’s what the Lafayette High girls and boys cross country teams were Saturday in a district tri-meet hosted at Center Hill.
The Lady Commodores recorded a perfect score as they won the first five slots. Lafayette’s boys also won the meet as they finished with 33 points.
Esmeralda Rodriguez led the Lady Commodores as she finished first on the two-mile course with a time of 12 minutes, 54 seconds. Manon Mullen followed Rodriguez in second place, Rachel Starnes was third, Mariah Buford was fourth while Peyton Hamann rounded out the top five runners with a 13:54. (October 25, 2010, Page 4B)
Josh Turnage writes about his mother’s ongoing battle with breast cancer, including giving information about how a drug that has proved beneficial could become unavailable soon. In his guest column, Turnage asks for assistance to help the FDA decide to keep the drug available. (October 25, 2010, Page 4A)
- Charles Edgar Faust — 87, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Southaven. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the West Tennessee State Veteras Cemetery in Memphis. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven.
(October 24, 2010)
The Caring for Aging Relatives Effectively (C.A.R.E.) support and exchange group meets at noon Wednesday at Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Community. This is an informal luncheon that provides those in caring situations an opportunity to exchange ideas, resources and concerns with others. A light lunch is provided compliments of Azalea Gardens. All caregivers are welcome and can get more information by contacting Sandra Enfinger at 234-9600 or Jo Ann O’Quin at email@example.com. (October 24, 2010)
The Lafayette Commodores (10-0, 5-0) stormed past the Rosa Fort Lions (7-3, 3-3) 42-7 on Friday night. With the win, the Commodores won Region 2-4A. (more…) (October 23, 2010)