Archive - Aug 2010
Lucile Dexter Friday
Lucile Dexter Friday, age 97,
passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
Mark D. Ferguson
Mark D. Ferguson, age 68, passed away, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at his home in Columbus.Â Mark Del Ferguson was born Jan. 9, 1942, in Yale, Okla., to Leonard Haden Ferguson and the late Jack W. Ferguson Sr. Mr. Ferguson was a Rotational Molder,Â and founder of Kricket Manufacturing. He was of the Baptist faith.Â Mr. Ferguson was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a Captain during the Vietnam War.Â Mark Del Ferguson married Kaylan Marie Roberts Ferguson Nov. 5, 1971, in Dallas, Texas
Elizabeth Waudine Langston
Elizabeth Waudine Langston, age 81, passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services are today, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Trinity Baptist Church in Carthage, with Bro. Andy May officiating, burial will follow in Leake Memorial Gardens.
Wilcox Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Langston was a native of Carthage, a member of Pearl Hill Baptist Church and a retired C.N.A. at Leake Memorial Hospital.
Clarence Harrell, age 86, passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Dugan Memorial Home, West Point.
Three people were injured and one man arrested after a stabbing incident in West Point early Sunday morning.
Edward Cox, 41, of West Point, was arrested and charged with two counts of Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault and one county of Aggravated Assault after allegedly stabbing three people â€“ including his son â€“ following a domestic dispute early Sunday morning on Glendale Drive.
At approximately 12:40 a.m. Monday, officers with the West Point Police Department responded to a disturbance call at 611 Glendale Drive, which is located just off Highway 45-A in West Point.
Iâ€™ve had some exciting weekends in my life. I can remember going on some pretty memorable college road trips, great family vacations and even some recent vacations that were pretty fun filled.
None of those road trips, however, compare with the the 72-plus hours that passed last weekend.
The West Point Green Wave were scheduled to play their biggest regular season road game in years in Daytona Beach Fla. Friday night, and there was no way I was going to miss that.
By Bryan Davis
Last weekâ€™s loss to Starkville Academy snapped a four-game win streak for the Lady Eagles of Hebron Christian School. The 9-4 beating by the Lady Vols did not get Hebron down for too long though.
Last Thursday, Calhoun Academy came to town for a visit, and it was a short one. The Lady Eagles got back into the win column with a 17-1 victory over the Lady Cougars.
â€śI thought we played well,â€ť said Hebron head coach Cass Tapley. â€śWith 14 hits and seven of them being for extra bases, we seem to be swinging the bat hard.â€ť
Benjamin Thomas "Ben" Brashier Jr.
John Dixon Jr.
John Dixon Jr., age 84, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at 2 p.m. from New St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Judias Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Visitation is Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
In the world of high school football, there is no rest for the weary.
For Oak Hill Academy, that axiom has proven true for two straight weeks to open the season.
On Friday night, Oak Hill, with 18 varsity players, stood toe-to-toe with Class AAA power Pillow for more than two quarters, only to see the Mustangs â€“ with their roster of 55 â€“ eventually pull away in a 31-6 win.
While the roster numbers donâ€™t lie, Oak Hill head coach Leroy Gregg refused to offer those facts as an excuse.