Billy Cross, 83

Billy Hugh Cross, 83, of Memphis, died Sunday, July 7, 2013. He was a former resident of Tippah County and the son of Algie Freeman and Eula Mae Cross. He was a farmer and truck driver for Mason & Dixon Truck Lines in Memphis. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Ripley Funeral […]

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Dr. Lewis Ragins Sr., 60

Dr. Lewis E. Ragins Sr., 60, of Gulfport, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. He was born in Prentiss County to the Rev. Bill and Katherine Ragins. He was pastor of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church for 22 years and president of Mississippi Baptist Seminary and Bible College of […]

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Charlotte Baker, 75

Charlotte Ann Baker, 75, of Hickory Flat, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center’s Hospice Unit in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 15, 1937, in Union County to George Dewey Chunn and Vera Goode Chunn. She was a retired employee of the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in the dietary department. She was […]

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Mary Southern, 92

Mary Helen Hollis Southern, 92, of West Point, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. She was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Chickasaw County to Clara Mae Kilgo Hollis and Thomas Dewitt Hollis. As a young woman, she moved to West Point, where she spent the rest of her life. […]

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Thomas Scott, 82

Thomas J. Scott, 82, of Pontotoc, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House. He was born in Union County on May 15, 1931, to Robert and Bessie Scott. He retired out of the Air Force after serving during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He also retired from Lane Furniture after 20 years of […]

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Mattie Jones, 70

Mattie Jean Jones, 70, of Myrtle, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at her home. She was born Feb. 15, 1943, to Todd Massey and Willie Mae Wade Massey in Holly Springs. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Reid’s Gift Church in Potts Camp with the Rev. Jerry Lee Williams officiating. Burial was […]

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Verna Grimes, 88

Verna C. Grimes, 88, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at her home. She was a member of Zion Chapel M.B. Church, where she was in charge of the benevolent fund and helped with Vacation Bible School for several years. She is survived by Mavis Johnson; her stepson, Martin David Grimes of Tacoma, Wash.; her stepdaughters, […]

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Sherman news

By Martha Swindle Newly elected officials were sworn-in Tuesday, July 2, at Sherman Town Hall. Judge Jim Roberts officially presented the oath of office individually to Mayor Ben Logan and Aldermen Randy Bolen, Wayne Bullock, Todd McDonald, Martha Swindle, and Mike Swords. Afterwards, friends and family visited and enjoyed a light reception. Between 400 and […]

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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary Kathryn Henderson enjoyed a trip to visit with her daughter, Michelle Thompson, in Bay St. Louis from Thursday, June 27, until Tuesday, July 2. Michelle treated her mother to a meal at Ralph and Kacoo’s in New Orleans to celebrate Kathryn’s birthday. Michelle and Kathryn went to visit with a friend that […]

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Hurricane news

By Susan Hooker I stopped by the community center on the Fourth of July to look at the veterans’ sidewalk and to enjoy the landscaping around the monument as the flags caught my attention. The monument was presented in 2009 by Jack and June Dorrough Ezell in memory of Quitman Dorrough. They volunteer with a […]

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