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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James Browning, 83

James Leighton Browning, 83, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. He was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Union County to Clarence Edward Browning and Alma Langford Browning. He was a retired farmer and former employee of Mississippi Department of Transportation. He was a avid fisherman, gardener and dominos […]

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Area teams start practices

Local high school teams began practicing for their respective fall sports on Monday. Area football, slow pitch softball, volleyball and cross country athletes hit the practice fields, courts, and trails in hopes of taking their teams to victory in the upcoming fall sports seasons. Some north Mississippi football teams even hit the practice filed at […]

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