Ottilie Schwarz Beatty died Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Pensacola, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
Lera Owen Jacobs — 93, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Magnolia Manor in Tupelo. The funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Hope officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park Cemetery in Batesville. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 at the funeral home and prior to the service on Saturday from 1-2 p.m.
Brenda Smith — 52, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford.
Lois Stevens — 88, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home. (May 8, 2015, Page 3A)
Sophomore shortstop Errol Robinson drove in a career-high three runs, all with two outs, including what proved to be the game-winning run in the eighth inning, to lift Ole Miss to a 4-3 win over Mississippi State on Thursday night. (May 8, 2015, Page 1B)
It’s exciting to see graduation ceremonies at Ole Miss this weekend, but it also brings the realization that many who have been members of our community for several years will be leaving us. We thank all of the parents, relatives and friends in for the weekend for sharing your student with our community. (May 8, 2015, Page 4A)
Local columnist T.J. Ray asks readers to take part in a “test” as he looks into neighborhoods and neighbors and how they’ve changed over the years. (May 8, 2015, Page 4A)
Elease Hite — 76, a homemaker, died May 5, 2015. Funeral services are Saturday at 3 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale, with burial in Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Johnny Mack McLarty — 63, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at his home near Oxford. There are no plans for a service. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Sarah Salmon — 92, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Yalobusha Nursing Home in Water Valley. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Bro. Gregory Davis officiating. Burial will follow in North Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Idell Duff Slack — 100, died Friday, May 1, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Saturday at noon at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building with the Rev. Roosevelt Joyner, pastor of Koinonia Baptist Church in Memphis, officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Viewing will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford, with family visitation to be held Friday from 5-8 p.m. at East Providence M.B. Church in Oxford. Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford is in charge of arrangements. (May 7, 2015, Page 3)
The Ole Miss men’s and women’s tennis teams begin their respective journeys in the NCAA Tournament. The men will host the first and second rounds this weekend as the women travel to Miami, Florida. (May 7, 2015, Page 7)
It’s less than a week before the special election to find a successor to the late Alan Nunnelee as the 1st District U.S. representative, and The EAGLE offers some assistance today by giving short bios and stances on issues for all 13 candidates who will be on the May 12 ballot. (May 7, 2015, Page 4)
Anne Steel writes to say she was flabbergasted and dismayed after hearing about Oxford Middle School English teacher Dr. Arleen Dowd’s reassignment to teaching social studies. (May 7, 2015, Page 4)
Betty Mullins Coon — 85, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at her home in Oxford. A memorial service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ann H. Kelly officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 9-10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Roy Lee Jones — 59, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with Minister Lee Avant officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-6 p.m. at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home.
Sarah Salmon — 92, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Yalobusha County Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
William Scott Smith — 17, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at his home in Harmontown. A memorial service is planned at his home, 21 County Road 525, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Shelly “Red Bone” Ray Taylor — 51, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Coffeeville. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at The Orchard, 295 Highway 7N in Oxford, with Bro. Mark Harris officiating. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at The Orchard. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Some of the numbers facing this Saturday’s graduates at the University of Mississippi could be a bit daunting, but we feel confident that they will respond to the challenges they face as they enter the workforce. (May 6, 2015, Page 4A)