Gracie Mae McIntosh Morrow — 47, of Abbeville, died Friday, April 16, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jeffries Chapel Church in Abbeville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 this evening at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Tony Allen Smith — 52, died Saturday, April 17, 2010. Graveside services were held this morning at Springhill Cemetery in Lafayette County. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of the arrangements. (April 21, 2010, Page 2)
Meets for breakfast at 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ole Miss Catering banquet suite located at 123 Heritage Drive. Featured speaker this week is Lucy Schultze, senior staff writer at The Oxford EAGLE. Schultze will demonstrate the newspaper’s recently updated online features. Guests are invited to attend. To RSVP for this event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Scott Thompson at 816-9898. For more information, visit www.oxford-olemissrotary.com. (April 21, 2010)
The Oxford tennis team took its dominance to the Division 1-5A Tournament held at Itawamba Community College on Tuesday, sweeping the competition by going 16-0 in two rounds of matches. In fact, the Chargers combined to only drop nine points combined. (April 21, 2010, Page 8)
The Lafayette tennis team’s North Half playoff match against Greenwood has been moved to Thursday at 4 p.m. The match will take place at the Ole Miss tennis courts next to Oxford-University Stadium. (April 21, 2010, Page 9)
Columnist Jimmy Reed’s 50th reunion of his Leland High School graduating class brought back memories of the way people were raised and got along in the past, and made him mindful of the importance of the two guideposts he and his classmates were governed by. (April 20, 2010, Page 4)
• Ellen Wynonia “Granny” Odom – 79, died on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. A chapel service is planned for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home in Selma, Ala., with Dr. Kenneth Hatcher officiating. Burial will follow at Pine View Memorial Gardens in Selma. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service.
• Sarah Payton – 76, died April 16, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday at the Tallatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building with the Rev. Eddie Goliday officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 6:30 this evening at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home.
• Ben Barrett Smith – 67, died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville with burial at 3 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Dickins Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements. (April 20, 2010, Page 2)
Lafayette’s boys and girls track teams won the Division 2-4A titles Monday at Byhalia.
The Commodores won the event with 131 points, 27 more points than second place Senatobia, who finished with 104 points. The Lady Commodores finished with 159.5 points. (April 20, 2010, Page 8)