- Lucy P. Brown — 75, died this morning at her home in Toccopola. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Marshall Ray Jenkins — 55, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at his home near Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Abbeville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
- Virginia J. Kesler — 74, died today at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
- Jacqueline Anne “Reeh” Smith — 68, of Memphis died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery in Holly Springs and immediately be followed by a memorial service and celebration of her life. Memorial service and burial will be at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church and Holy Cross Cemetery in her hometown of Blair, Neb., at a later date. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.
- Velma Williams — 68, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Delay Baptist Church Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service.
Roy G. Arnold writes to note that The Oxford EAGLE was missing at a recent candidates’ forum and wondered if the paper just covers things it favors, while Richard G. Roberts Jr. wrote to take exception to a recent Sid Salter column about legislators, the public and public universities in the state. (February 2, 2011, Page 4)
The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit The Pantry will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church, North Ninth and University Avenue. Reserved parking will be available for patrons in the church parking lot at Tyler Avenue and 10th Street. For $15, participants get a bowl of soup, a piece of bread and a bottle of water, as well as an empty, collectors bowl, crafted and donated by the University of Mississippi “Mud Daubers.” Funds raised with benefit The Pantry, the local food bank. (February 1, 2011)
- Donna Kirkwood Harding — 90, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the College View Assisted Living Center in Columbus. Services were held Sunday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. Harold Sprayberry and the Rev. Melvin Mordecai officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.
- Marshall Jenkins — 55, died at his home in Lafayette County on Monday. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
Are women always right? Are they impossible to please? Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks at several thoughts on those questions and offers an argument put forth by one of his students that seemed to even make females in the class side with him. (February 1, 2011, Page 4)
Local columnist T.J. Ray suggests that we propose and pass a 28th amendment that would make the president a non-partisan executive after he or she is elected, taking the split that parties and their differences have caused in our country. After all, Ray says, doesn’t the president represent everyone? (February 1, 2011, Page 4)
BETTY SUE REYNOLDS LIPSEY – 73, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington. Burial will follow in the Malone Cemetery in Lexington. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
JOHN ALBERT RICE JR. – 92, formerly of Columbus, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Oxford. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, with the Very Rev. James F. Carlyle officiating.
JACQUELINE REEH SMITH – 68, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
MARY LOUISE WORTHAM – 79, died Sunday at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford. (January 31, 2011, Page 2)
Oxford’s girls basketball team remained undefeated in Division 1-5A play Friday with a win over New Hope, while New Hope beat the Chargers 55-54 in the nightcap. Oxford’s girls are now 20-2 overall on the season. (more…) (January 31, 2011, Page 8)