- Alfreda Price Cannon — 59, died Friday in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Helen Mayfield Lamar — 95, formerly of Oxford, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at her home. Services were held Saturday at the Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada. Burial followed in Woodlawn Memorial Park. E. E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory was in charge of arrangements.
- Roy Lee “Buck” Potts — 60, of Water Valley died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Driver’s Flat Baptist Church in Calhoun County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
The Lafayette Commodores’ star players on offense, Jeremy Liggins and Demarkus Dennis, performed exceptionally well in front of a large, raucous Homecoming crowd Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. Liggins and Dennis combined for seven touchdowns as the Commodores smashed the Byhalia Indians 52-0 in the Region 2-4A contest.
LHS coach Anthony Hart was very pleased with his team’s overall performance in the one-sided win. (September 27, 2010, Page 3B)
A strong first half couldn’t be duplicated for the Regents School football team in its most recent action with North Sunflower Academy. Despite owning a 14-12 lead at the half, Regents lost 34-22 in the game played at Drew.
Regents fell behind 12-0 in the first quarter before rallying to take a lead thanks to a 10-yard touchdown run from Zac Jenkins and a 20-yard TD pass from Nate McManus to Josh McManus. Hunter Stewart added the two-point play to round out the scoring in the first half.
North Sunflower scored 22 points in the third quarter to regain the lead. Stewart then capped the scoring for both teams with a 10-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and a subsequent two-point play.
Nate McManus finished the game 4-for-11 for 91 yards through the air and 68 yards rushing on just five carries.
Jenkins led Regents in the rushing category with 138 yards on 14 carries, while Stewart had 24 yards, while Josh McManus rushed four times for 18 yards. (September 27, 2010, Page 3B)
Lafayette’s junior varsity boys cross country teams paced the results in the Blue Mountain Invitational. The junior boys set a school record for low score by placing second in the junior division with 57 points. Lafayette finished second to Saltillo in the meet, who won with 44 points. (September 27, 2010, Page 3B)
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will “commemorate the Feast Day of St. Francis, patron saint of animals, by celebrating and blessing the animals for whom we care at 10 a.m. Oct. 9. We welcome all to bring their ‘properly tethered’ pets for a blessing on the side lawn of our property, near the Pumpkin Patch.” (September 24, 2010)
The Lafayette County TRIAD will sponsor an AARP Driver Safety Class on Oct. 12 at the Oxford Activity Center, located at 400 Price St. The class will run from 8 a.m. – 12:30 pm. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. This covers the class training text and material with a Certificate of Completion for each participant. You will pay the morning of the class. All participants must register in advance by calling 232-2377. The class will be limited to 35. (September 24, 2010)
The Youth Development Team of Burns United Methodist Church will hold a parent meeting to address preparing your child for college; ensuring your child’s success at school; and overcoming pitfalls that your child may encounter at school. Everyone is invited to a panel discussion at 6 p.m. Monday at Burns United Methodist Church, 600 Molly Bar Road.
Panelists will include: Pamela Lawson, third-grade teacher at Oxford Elementary School; Marilyn Barnes, interventionist at Oxford Middle School; Mike McLarty, school counselor at Oxford High School; Rickey Lawson, youth minister at Burns UMC; and a college student from Rust College. The panelists will also provide tips and ideas to prepare your child for college, regardless of age. The meeting is designed for parents, grandparents, guardians, surrogate parents and college students. (September 24, 2010)
This week, local historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about a young man from Alabama who made Ole Miss his home and forever became an honored member of the Ole Miss family — Roy Lee “Chucky” Mullins.
It was just a short 21 years ago that Chucky was a vibrant, 20-year-old member of the Ole Miss football squad. He had worked his way onto the Ole Miss team with exceptional ability that Coach Billy Brewer had seen when he was first introduced to Chucky. (September 24, 2010, Page 2B)
Jordan Bankhead takes on the beloved tradition of the Grove — Oxford’s long running tradition of tailgating in style – in this week’s Oxford Generations column. According to Bankhead, if you happen to be one of those deeply deprived individuals who has never experienced this tradition, you are missing out. You should make it a point to be there sometime this football season. (September 24, 2010, Page 1B)
- Richard “Rick” Edward Page Sr. — 75, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday at the Page residence at 256 Huckleberry Lane in the Boatlanding community. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley assisted with the arrangements.
- Bettie Lue Peel — 57, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. Services will be held at noon Saturday at Harrisonville MB Church in Oxford, with the Rev. F.C. Kelson officiating. Burial will follow in Harrisonville Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.