Although Gary Short grew up out west and has traveled the world, he now calls Oxford home. Read about the current visiting writer for the University’s Master of Fine Arts and Creative Writing program. (July 8, 2010, Page 3A)
- Sandra “San” D. Jenkins-Sharma — 70, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Burns U.M. Church, with the Rev. Deborah Mingo Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peters Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Luisa Arico describes how you can cook an authentic Tuscan meal with ingredients found in Oxford and Memphis. Read her article for the recipes and try them. Buon Appetito! (July 7, 2010, Page 8)
EUNICE WAYNE BRASHER COLLIER – 91, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Yalobusha County Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at O’Tuckolofa Baptist Church in Water Valley with Bro. Dan Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Liberty Cemetery in Calhoun County. Visitation will be from noon until service time at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.
JAMES ‘SOLE’ ROBERSON JR. – 63, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday at Buford Chapel UM Church with burial to follow in the church’s cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
MELBA CHILCOAT YANCY – 90, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Sarepta Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Spratlin and Rev. Jon Vanlandingham officiating. Burial will follow in the Sarepta Cemetery. Visitation will be today from noon to 2:30 at Parker Funeral Home in Bruce, which is in charge of arrangements. (July 7, 2010, Page 2)
SANDRA D. JENKINS-SHARMA – 70, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
DALE K. TUTOR – 92, a homemaker, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Tri Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. (July 6, 2010, Page 2A)
Dr. Eric Thomas Weber, an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi, writes a guest column about how cuts to Medicaid are having serious effects on persons with disabilities both locally and nationally. Local examples given by Weber show the concern about what could be ahead. (July 6, 2010, Page 4A)
Pari Bhatt, 32, never considered living in the U.S. Now the little girl who grew up in Baroda, India is living in the Oxford community. Bhatt works for the University and is a local leader in the Adventure Divas.
ALAN BYRON LOCKE – 79, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at his home near Oxford. Services were held Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel, with Bob Brewer and Eric Dahl officiating. Burial followed in the Clear Creek Cemetery.
D. ALLEN MOTT – 61, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at his home in Oxford. Graveside services were held today at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Greenville, with the Rev. Claire Dobbs officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home in Greenville.
JOHN W. NARON JR. – 82, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clear Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Lipe officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home.
JAMES “SOLE” ROBERTSON – 63, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi on Monday, July 5, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
AMY DELL HOLLOWELL SPENCER – 97, retired employee of the B & I Complex in Oxford and the Oxford High School Cafeteria, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at her son’s home in Oxford. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Anchor Baptist Church with Rev. Gerald Shook officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home and again, prior to the service, from 9:30 until 10:30 at Anchor Baptist Church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DALE K. TUTOR – 92, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Tri Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
DEBORAH JO WHITE – 58, of Cullman, Ala. and originally from north Mississippi, died on June 24, 2010. A celebration of her life was held on June 27, 2010, at Spirit Life Church of God, where she served as secretary for eight years. Wayne Barnett of New Life Worship Center in Holly Pond, Ala., officiated. (July 5, 2010, Page 2)
Jan Smith Shults of the University High School Class of 1960 writes to thank all of those involved with this year’s Grand Reunion of 2010 which celebrated those students, teachers and classes from UHS. (July 5, 2010, Page 4)
American Legion, Post 55, will meet Thursday at the Veteran’s Building. Supper and fellowship will be at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7. All veterans are invited. (July 5, 2010)