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Friday’s obituaries

  • Willie Lee Crane — of Oxford died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Free Branch Church in Holly Springs. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Betty Jean Marion — 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Grenada Lake Medical Center in Grenada. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Springs Baptist Church in Calhoun County, with the Rev. Tommy Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Zion Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • Tommie Lee Shelby — 69, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Lena Mae Stone — 96, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home, with the Rev. Adam Vinson officiating. Burial will follow in Christian Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
  • M. Craig Warren — 34, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at his home in Springboro, Ohio. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc, with ministers Marcus Coward and Bill Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Sand Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held this afternoon starting at 4 and for one hour prior to the service Saturday, all at the funeral home.

 (February 4, 2011, Page 2A)

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    Nail-biters highlight OPC hoops games

    Two of the last three Oxford Park Commission youth basketball games were decided by two points or less. The 7-8 year-old Bulls topped the Celtics 18-16, while the Thunder edged the Grizzlies in the 7-8 league. In other 7-8 games, the Jazz beat the Grizzlies 23-13. In the 9-10 league, the Mavericks nipped the Suns 24-23, the Heat topped the Bulls 17-11, while the Thunder beat the Grizzlies 30-21. In the 11-12 league, the Lakers beat the Heat 39-28, the Thunder topped the Celtics 31-29, while the Suns pounded the Grizzlies 35-21. In the 13-15 league, the Celtics defeated the Grizzlies 48-41, while the Lakers outlasted the Heat 58-48. (February 4, 2011, Page 7A)

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      2011 Ole Miss football signing class player profiles

      Winona's Chief Brown

      The Ole Miss football team signed 22 players on Wednesday. Below are the complete player profiles of each player: (more…) (February 4, 2011, Page 8A)

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        LHS Girls finish second in Calhoun City

        Lafayette’s girls powerlifting team recorded 39 points to finish second in recent action at Calhoun City. Charleston won the meet with 50 points, while Pontotoc. LHS had eight girls finish in the top three of their weight classes. (more…) (February 4, 2011, Page 6A)

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          LHS-North Panola canceled

          Lafayette’s basketball games against North Panola, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. today, have been canceled for today. A makeup date has not been set. Seeding for next week’s District 2-4A Tournament is still undecided. (February 4, 2011, Page 6A)

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            Oxford refrain

            Sometimes we need an outsider, a visitor to our community, to remind us how special it is. Loran Smith, who’s held a number of positions at the University of Georgia during a career thats earned him a spot in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, gives us one of those reminders in a guest column he wrote after another delightful visit recently. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Thursday’s obituaries

              • Lucy P. Brown — 75, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at her home in Toccopola. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Toccopola Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
              • Charles Michael “O.D.” Jameson — 61, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in Yalobusha County. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. A special memorial service will follow at 4 at the LZ in Grenada. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.
              • Virginia J. Kesler — 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
              • Marie Smith Pringle — died Wednesday at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
              • Mary Louise Wortham — 79, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in St. Peters Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Burns U.M. Church in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

               (February 3, 2011, Page 2)

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                You may have some explaining to do

                Have you ever typed in your name on your favorite Internet search engine? What did the results look like? How many of you are out there? Local columnist Deidra Jackson discovers that she’s a 42-year-old white female in prison or a top-scoring guard in college or a new bride – all at the same time. She takes a closer look at the possibilities and warns that you might well consider eliminating some of the content associated with your name. (February 3, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Alzheimer’s Support Group

                  The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Caregivers Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Community in Oxford. The group will host a reception to commemorate the start of the 26th year of its monthly meetings. Members of the community will also be recognized who have supported the caregiver group and the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association through the years. Also to be honored are the dedicated caregivers who have or who are providing care of loved ones dealing with memory loss. All former and present families and loved ones are requested to be a part of the reception. Mary Nell Dorris, board president of the Mississippi Alzheimer’s Association, will present “There’s a whale in the pool” to the group after the reception. For more information, contact Jo Ann O’Quin at joquin@olemiss.edu or 236-1879 or Sandra Enfinger at 234-9600. (February 2, 2011)

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                    Wednesday’s obituaries

                    • 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.

                     (February 2, 2011, Page 2)

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