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Thursday’s obituaries

  • Willie C. Gater — 74, a former resident of Oxford, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cypress Grove M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Cypress Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Byas Funeral Home Inc. of Shelby is in charge of arrangements.
  • Euphus Edward “Ned” Murray —  92, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. The graveside service will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Waller Funeral Home.

 (February 25, 2010, Page 2)

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    Wednesday’s obituaries

    • Eugenia Brown Boyer — 95, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
    • La’Derrion Tremaine Davis — 2 months, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Serenity-Martin Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Flint Hill Cemetery. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
    • Beatrice Havens —  90, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. Services were held earlier today at the Southaven Church of Christ in Southaven. Burial followed in the Bethel Cemetery in Enid. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
    • Dr. Frank LaRoy Leggett — 83, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at College Hill Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. A memorial service will be held March 6 at 2 p.m. at Bassfield High School. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge.
    • Nicholas Raymond Lucus — 33, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010. A private service will be held at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
    • Euphus Edward “Ned” Murray Jr. — 92, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
    • Max Peacock — 63, of Water Valley died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010. A visitation time will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.

     (February 24, 2010, Page 2)

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      LES reading fair winners

      Lafayette Elementary School held its annual reading fair on Jan. 26. The students chose one of their favorite fictional books and made a storybook about the book. (February 23, 2010, Page 8)

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        Honor Rolls

        Lafayette High School and Oxford Middle School announced their latest honor rolls. (February 23, 2010, Page 6)

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          AAUW book sale benefits women education majors

          The American Association of University Women is holding its 15th annual book sale this week at the University of Mississippi to raise money for fellowships and scholarships for women majoring in education. All types of books — from mysteries to science fiction to romance — are being sold to bibliophiles of all ages in the community until 4 this afternoon in the Student Union lobby at Ole Miss. (February 23, 2010, Page 3)

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            Tuesday’s obituaries

            • Robert Lee Burton — Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home.
            • Joseph Sidney Garner — A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Covington, Ga.
            • Frank L. Leggett — Arrangements incomplete with United Funeral Service of New Albany.
            • James Carlton “Skip” Smith Sr.— Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fowler Hall at the St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 12:30 p.m. until service time, all at the church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

             (February 23, 2010, Page 2)

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              I’ll Still Be An Ant

              Columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the well-know fable “The Ant and the Grasshopper” and looks into how it fits into today’s world, media and government. (February 23, 2010, Page 4)

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                This week in Business

                BRIEFS — Benjamin West joins the Oxford law firm Holcomb Dunbar as an associate attorney; A ribbon cutting was held Thursday at Mississippi Auto Arms Inc.; Viking Range Corp. is laying off 20 more people in Greenwood. (February 22, 2010, Page 6)

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                  Anonymous $150,000 gift to Ole Miss helping build stronger communities

                  An anonymous $150,000 gift to the McLean Institute for Community Development at the University of Mississippi is helping raise the quality of life for people throughout the country. It’s part of a three-year, $600,000 fundraising effort to further the work of the institution, which has projects in 30 states. (February 22, 2010, Page 3)

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                    Fishing for fun, and a little competition

                    HAPPENINGS — Around since the early 1980s, the Oxford Bass Club is looking to grow this year, with the goal of having 20 two-person teams to take part in fishing tournaments around the region. For information on joining, contact T. Ray Ellis(February 22, 2010, Page 3)

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