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)
The No. 18 Ole Miss men’s tennis team’s streak of 17 straight National Team Indoor Final 16 appearances ended with a 4-2 loss at No. 13 Louisville in the championship match of the ITA Kick-Off on Sunday. (more…) (January 31, 2011, Page 8)
Freshman Caroline Rohde-Moe came up big in just her second dual match for the Lady Rebels, clinching a come-from-behind 4-3 victory for the No. 17 Ole Miss women’s tennis team against No. 27 SMU in the first round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend on Sunday at the Goodfriend Tennis Center. (more…) (January 31, 2011, Page 8)
Dick Waterman writes to say that state legislator Mark DuVall, who introduced a bill trying to bring back Col. Rebel, must be living in another time. (January 31, 2011, Page 4)
Guest columnist Taylor McGraw always dreamed of the day he would be signing autographs for a group of kids, but little did he know it wouldn’t be as an Atlanta Braves outfielder but rather as a student helping youngsters in a sixth-grade classroom in San Pedro, Belize. McGraw relates details of a recent visit to the community of San Mateo and urges others to help those in need. (January 31, 2011, Page 4)
Gardener Dicki King tells us that January is time to focus on getting ready for spring and we should take time to plan for the next few weeks. There is really much to be done. The first of February is a good time to select new bushes and trees for planting. (January 28, 2011, Page 2B)
Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his look into the days of the Civil War and it’s effect on Oxford and the University of Mississippi in 1861. (January 28, 2011, Page 3B)
Generations columnist Steve Stricker remembers making the transition from high school to college. Read about his story in today’s Oxford Living. (January 28, 2011, Page 1B)