Liquor rules a formality

We think the New Albany Board of Alderman acted responsibly in approving unanimously the ordinance to make the sale of wine and liquor legal in the city beginning June 6. No one offered comments on the ordinance at the public hearing Tuesday before the vote was conducted. With that, what had been a contentious issue […]

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Tressa Monts, 73

Tressa Monts, 73, of Pontotoc, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a lifelong resident of Pontotoc. She was loved by many people, and she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed planting flowers. Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Serenity […]

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Marie Harville, 75

Marie Benefield Harville, 75, of Pontotoc, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born in Alabama on April 6, 1938, to Richard and Lillie Mae Gentry Benefield. She was reared in the Goodwater community area in Alabama and was a 1956 graduate of Goodwater High School. […]

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Shirley Jean Minser, 76

Shirley Jean Minser, 76, of Oxford, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at her home. Fondly remembered by her family as “The Best Candy Maker In The World,” she had a green thumb and was an avid gardener. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and was a wonderful cook, often using vegetables from her garden. She […]

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Shelia Bates, 63

Shelia Diane Farris Bates, 63, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Aug. 1, 1949, in Memphis to O.E. Farris and Rachel Davis Farris. She was an employee of the New Albany Light, Gas and Water. Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at United Funeral Service chapel […]

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William Foster, 75

William “Bill” Harvey Foster Sr., 75, of Blue Springs, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at his residence. He was born Feb. 9, 1938, in New Albany to John Lacy Foster and Nettie Mae Fields Foster. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a retired employee of Rebel Gas. He was […]

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Liddie Gray, 91

Liddie “Sis” Stroud Gray, 91, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Union County to Lacey Douglas and Mattie Hale Stroud. Through the years, she had worked at Futorian, Van Atkins, Gregory Jewelry, Wal-Mart and a local drug store. She was a member […]

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Kenneth Lofton, 63

Kenneth Ray Lofton, 63, of Blue Springs, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice following an extended illness. He was born July 25, 1949, in Kosciusko to Willie L. Lofton and Ruby Katherine Hutchison Lofton. He married Edith Mae Randolph on July 30, 1983, and worked many years for Pennsylvania Tire […]

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Q.C. Williamson, 83

Quincey Charles “Q.C.” Williamson, 83, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. He was born Jan. 12, 1930, in New Albany to Lester Williamson and Lula Watts Williamson. He joined Pleasant Grove Church at an early age. In 1952 he moved to Milwaukee and worked for the United States Postal […]

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Leona Davis, 93

It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Leona Givhan Davis (also known as Old Mama), 93, of Belden, announces her passing. She bid her family and friends farewell in the company of her home on April 30, 2013. She was born June 13, 1919, in Pontotoc County to Willie Givhan and Lula […]

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