The Playhouse

Downsizing is a fancy name for discarding “stuff” in order to live in smaller housing. Othel and I have been busy at it for some time. The reduced storage space has meant more self-discipline in storing items we knew we would continue to need. It’s also meant we must become more conscientious about returning items […]

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Johnnie McNeal Davis, 80

Johnnie McNeal Davis, 80, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born March 3, 1933, in Union County to Wilford Duncan Hudson and Marjorie Fowler Hudson. She retired from Benchcraft. She was a member of the Beulah Homemakers Club and Beulah Baptist Church. Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. […]

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Doris Medlin, 73

Doris Ellen Medlin, 73, died Sunday, August 11, 2013 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born May 23, 1940 to Bufford and Sallie Pearl Beaty Garrison. She retired from Mohasco Furniture and was a member of Keownville Baptist Church. Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at United Funeral […]

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Robert Stinson, 72

Robert Lamar Stinson, 72, of Myrtle, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at his home. He was born Sept. 10, 1940, in New Albany, the son of Ellis and Ora Hale Stinson. He attended Faith in Christ Church, and he was a retired factory worker. He enjoyed working in his yard. Services were at 2 p.m. […]

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Jerry Weathers, 68

Jerry Weathers, 68, of Ecru, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 20, 1944, in Alabama to William and Leona Lee Provins Weathers. He enjoyed fishing, playing music and singing. He was a retired auto technician. Memorial services were at noon Saturday, Aug. 10, at Center Hill Baptist […]

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Greg Brown, 36

Gregory “Greg” Wayne Brown, 36, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born June 21, 1977, in Tupelo to Gerald Wayne Brown and Billie Roberts Brown. He was an employee of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County where he worked in housekeeping. He was a member of the Mississippi […]

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Joe Smith, 79

Joe Davis Smith, 79, of Myrtle, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born Sept. 1, 1933, in Myrtle to Davis Lamar Smith and Grace Lee Ray. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Korean War. He was a retired supervisor […]

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Earl Dean, 59

Earl Gene Dean, 59, of Tupelo, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at his home in Tupelo. He was born May 6, 1954, in Union County to Verlean Ragland and James Pratt Dean. He worked at Tecumseh Manufacturing in Verona for many years. He was very active with “Feed the Children” and did volunteer work at […]

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Lou Staggs, 81

Lou Staggs, 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center-New Albany. She was born May 24, 1932, to Lee Beasley and Odie Box. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. Services were 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial was at McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Survivors include […]

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Earl Vanzile Sr., 81

Earl Vanzile Sr., 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 24, 1931, in Butler, N.J., to Norman and Gussie Miller Vanzile. He was a stone and brick mason by profession. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Visitation […]

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