A coroner says complications of sickle cell trait caused the death of Bennie F. Abram, a Ole Miss football player who collapsed during a Feb. 19 workout.
Officials released the autopsy results Monday for Abram, a 20-year-old junior from Southaven.
Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said the official cause of death was the sickle cell trait associated with exertion.
Kennedy said a contributing factor was that Abram had an enlarged heart.
Kennedy said a person with sickle cell trait inherits one gene for sickle hemoglobin and one for normal hemoglobin. The condition can be asymptomatic. However, Kennedy said Abram knew he had sickle cell trait. (May 18, 2010, Page 10)
Thanks to a five-run fourth, Shiloh Creek Land & Timber was able hold on for a 6-3 win over the Carol Dorsey Studio Cardinals in Oxford Park Commission 9-10 year-old softball action Tuesday night. (more…) (May 18, 2010, Page 10)
- Sarah Herrien Kyser — 86, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010. A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Alabama. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.
- Alma Roger Smith — 92, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at North Hopewell M.B. Church in Taylor. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be until 5 this afternoon and one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge or arrangements.
- James Smith — 93, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
- Jonathan Lee Turner — 47, died Thursday, May 13, 2010. A graveside service was held Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Rain shortened Saturday’s Class 2, 4 and 6A meets at Pearl High School. The meets were scheduled to resume today at 2.
Lafayette’s girls and boys were competing in the meet Saturday and had some athletes finish before the rains canceled the meet. (more…) (May 17, 2010, Page 3B)
A three-legged stool doesn’t wobble. But four-legged stools often teeter because the tips of their legs don’t lie in the same plane. This phenomenon of dependent sets, first theorized 75 years ago, is the focus of the 16th Dalrymple Lecture in Mathematics, set for 5:30 p.m. Friday at the University of Mississippi. James Oxley, who holds an alumni professorship at Louisiana State University, is to deliver the address, which is free and open to the public in the Student Union Ballroom.
An internationally renowned mathematician from Australia, Oxley earned his doctoral degree from Oxford University. He has published more than 120 research papers in mathematics and authored the book “Matroid Theory,” considered the standard text in the field. Oxley plans to discuss geometry and network theory, as well as matroids, a common theory of dependence that applies to both.
For more information or for assistance related to a disability, contact James Reid at 662-915-7437. (May 16, 2010)
GENERATIONS COLUMN – Between the time I spend working at Square Books and Fotino’s and keeping up with my homework, I don’t have a lot of spare time I can spend hanging out with with family. (May 14, 2010, Page 1B)
Harold Prestage writes to answer national columnist Helen Thomas’ question about who Republican congressmen are representing. (May 14, 2010, Page 4A)
LUCILLE GARDNER – 92, died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Free Springs C.M.E. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
GARY BROWN HAIRE – 56, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Meridian. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bethlehem Cemetery in Velma, with the Rev. Freddie Moorman officiating. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
BROWN SULLIVAN – 63, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at his residence in Bruce. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce, with Bro. Billy Hill and Bro. Paul Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Parker Cemetery in Bruce. Visitation is from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home. (May 14, 2010, Page 2A)
Ole Miss enhanced the season ticket package for the 2011 season with the addition of Boise State to the slate in the opener.
Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone announced the move on Thursday. (May 14, 2010, Page 6A)