High School football teams hit the field for two-a-days

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal New Albany has a lot on its to-do list. The Bulldogs can finally start checking things off. Eight months of waiting for the high school football season is over. Mississippi High School Activities Association members can start football practice today. Week 1 starts with basics for the Bulldogs, working on […]

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Annie Hansen, 72

Annie Pearl Merritt Hansen, 72, of Myrtle, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at her residence. She was born July 3, 1941, in Myrtle to James Clark Merritt and Annie Lou Hudson Merritt. She was a homemaker and a member of New Oak Grove Baptist Church. Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, […]

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Gene Tate, 77

Gene Perry Tate, age 77, died Friday, August 2, 2013 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born November 13, 1935 in Utica to Grover C. and Ida Mae Shealy, and adopted in 1938 by Dr. John E. and Katherine Tate. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi receiving a Master’s […]

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Nell Cobb, 86

Emily Nell Roberts Cobb, 86, of Blue Springs, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Union County to Willie H. Roberts and Jenny E. Adams Roberts. She was a retired sales clerk for Graber’s Department Store. She was a member of the […]

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Thomas Shafer, 58

Thomas Ray “Tommy” Shafer, 58, of Banner, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at his sister’s residence. He was born May 14, 1955, in Lebanon, Tenn., to Thomas Robert Shafer and Jean Shafer Freeman. He was a member of Pontotoc Church of Christ. He worked in sales for many years and was a self-employed painter until […]

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Mary Nell Fooshee, 86

Mary Nell “Myrt” Stephens Fooshee, 86, of Ecru, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at home. She was born Sept. 4, 1926, to Ollie H. and Nellie Sue Ballard in Nashville, where she grew up. She married John Dick Stephens and they made their home in Ecru and raised six children. She retired from Ram […]

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Clovis Russell, 93

John Ezekiel Clovis Russell, 93, of Thaxton, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was a member of Union Nazarene Church and also attended Sand Springs Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was a retired farmer and […]

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Bill Gresham, 81

William “Bill” Stewart Gresham, age 81, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at his residence. He was born September 27, 1931 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. to the late Stewart Vardaman Gresham and Clara Mae Lauderdale Gresham. He was retired from the United States Air Force, and the Ashland Oil Company. Services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, […]

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Amy Vest, 98

Amy Audrey Hill Vest, 98, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Union County Health and Rehab in New Albany. She was born Nov. 1, 1914, in Appleton, Ark., to John Alexander Hill and Etta Louellen Wiley Hill. She was a practical nurse and a homemaker. She was the oldest member of New Albany Church of […]

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Virgie V. Piktel, 81

Virgie V. Pannell Piktel, 81, of Dumas, went to her Lord on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. She was born Aug. 22, 1931. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gene Coltharp, Bro. Randy Estes and Stevie Pannell officiating. Interment was at Pine Grove Cemetery with no graveside […]

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