For the eighth time in as many years the Oxford High tennis team will be competing for a state championship. The Chargers ran through Germantown and Ridgeland Wednesday afternnon to claim the 5A North title and give themselves a chance to win their sixth straight Class 5A state title. (April 30, 2015, Page 7)
Pamela C. Crawford — 60, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home. (April 29, 2015, Page 3A)
Senior Scott Weathersby threw seven scoreless innings, and the Ole Miss baseball team used 15 hits to score 11 runs in an 11-1 thumping of Mississippi State in the annual Governor’s Cup Tuesday night at Trustmark Park. The 10-run win for the Rebels (24-22) marked the largest margin of victory in the 36-year history of the Mayor’s Trophy/Governor’s Cup between the two archrivals. (April 29, 2015, Page 1B)
Kalvin O’Neal “Spanky” Caldwell — 38, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Spring Hill North Church in Water Valley with the Rev. James Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley,
Joe H. Harding Jr. — 43, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at his home in Greenback, Tenn. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at The Orchard, 295 Highway 7 North, in Oxford with Bro. David Bodenheimer officiating. Interment will be in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-3 p.m. at the church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William H. (Bill) Stubblefield — 65, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Visitation will be at the church at 10 a.m. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Oxford High track teams cruised into the North Half meet after dominant wins in the Region 1-5A meet held at Bobby Holcomb Field on the campus of Oxford Middle School on Monday. (April 28, 2015, Page 1B)
The Lafayette High girls’ track team turned in a runner-up finish in the Region 1-4A meet at Pontotoc on Saturday. (April 28, 2015, Page 1B)
We agree with a suggestion from Blue Cross & Blue Shield that we should all take part in National Walk @ Lunch Day on Wednesday. We’re all aware of the value of regular exercise, and a walk during, or as part of, the lunch break sounds like something quite a few of us could try. (April 28, 2015, Page 4A)
We’ve put another Double Decker Arts Festival in the books, the 20th one, in fact. We pass along thank you’s to all involved with the annual festival from the people at Visit Oxford to the volunteers to the vendor and on to the patrons. We look forward to even bigger and better things in 2016. (April 27, 2015, Page 4)
Jennifer Christine “Chris” Beall Cobb — 43, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at her home in Batesville. A private family committal service was held Sunday at Wells Funeral Home. The family received friends at 10 this morning at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford with the Rev. John Semmes officiating a memorial service that followed at 11. Wells Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
Kimberly LaShay Jones — 39, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford has charge of arrangements.
Sara Keith Pryor Mauldin — 75, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bobby Sockwell — 78, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at New El Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. Charles Keel officiating. Burial will follow in New El Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William H. Stubblefield — 65, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
Roy Watson — 67, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral services were held today at 1 p.m. at Yellow Leaf Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry East officiating. Interment followed in Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Rebels got a two-run home run from Allison Brown but couldn’t find the offense that carried the team to a win earlier in the day as Ole Miss (29-20, 6-14 SEC) fell to South Carolina (33-18, 7-13 SEC) 10-2 Saturday in a resumed game from Friday night. (April 26, 2015, Page 1B)