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J.D. Nesbit, 61

  James Douglas “J.D.” Nesbit, 61, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born July 15, 1951, in Union County to Earnest Peanut Sidney Nesbit and Nazra Lee Bradley Nesbit. He was employed with Mohasco for more than 20 years. He also was a self-employed mechanic. Services were at 1 […]

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Rodney Fitzpatrick, 39

Rodney Fitzpatrick, 39, of Norfolk, Va., formerly of New Albany, died Friday, March 29, 2013, as the result of an automobile accident in Norfolk, Va. He was born March 1, 1974, in New Albany to Kent Foote and Kathy Fitzpatrick. He was raised by his mother and his stepfather, George Jackson. He graduated from W.P. […]

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Jerry Sparks, 75

Jerry Sparks, 75, of Blue Springs, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired auto mechanic, a Methodist and an Air Force veteran. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. David Hendrix and […]

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Ruth Garrett, 84

Ruth Elizabeth Garrett, 84, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Tennessee to Homer Chester Johnson and Jimmie Lee Wilson. Services were at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Serenity Funeral Home chapel in New Albany. The Rev. Charles Keys officiated. Burial was in Pontotoc […]

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Ida Campbell, 103

Ida Campbell, 103, of Birmingham Ridge, died Tuesday April 2, 2013. She was a homemaker and a member of the Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and baking. Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Holland officiating. Burial was in the McNeil Cemetery. Survivors include two […]

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Carrie Patterson, 66

Carrie V. Patterson, 66, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a former employee at Futorian Mfg. Co. Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Beasley Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Tim Haddix officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home was in charge […]

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Ed Whiteside, 86

Earnest Edward “Ed” Whiteside, 86, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Ripley. He was born Sept. 4, 1926, in Union County to Ervin Ellis Whiteside and Dena Brownlee Whiteside. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a retired lab tech for Buckeye in Memphis. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, […]

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Jerry Bell Sr., 64

Jerry Don Bell Sr., 64, of Sherman, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., after an extended illness. He was born in Birmingham, Ala., on Dec. 5, 1948, to Clarence Bell and Dessie West Bell. He married Beverly Simms on June 13, 1972, and they shared 36 years together living […]

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Lottie Browning, 86

Lottie Mae Browning, 88, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Nov. 13, 1924, in Union County to James Linton “Bud” Browning and Catherine “Cassie” Turner Browning. She was retired and she was a Baptist. Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at United Funeral Service in New […]

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Tallahatchie RiverFest bringing national performers to event

The 2013 Tallahatchie RiverFest will again have nationally-known talent headlining the entertainment part of the festival. The starring performer Saturday night will be Josh Thompson. Opening for him will be Skyler Lane, familiar to many from her appearances on “American Idol.” The main performer Friday night will be Brian Randle with “Southern Justice.” Randle performed […]

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