Archive - Jan 24, 2011
By Bryan Davis
On Friday night, the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders finished off Manchester Academy for the second time this season to complete a perfect 6-0 record in district play this season. Starting on Saturday, the girls began a string of non-district games they are hoping will get them ready for the upcoming district tournament at Winston Academy.
The first of these non-league games resulted in a 55-45 loss to the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers. Starkville has accounted for two of Oak Hillâ€™s seven losses this season.
By Bryan Davis
Last Friday night, the West Point Lady Green Wave (14-3; 1-1) basketball team hit their first real snag of the 2010-2011 season.
After winning 13 games in a row, the girls took a tough loss to the Lady Chargers of Oxford High School in the teamâ€™s second district game of the season.
Tonight, the Lady Wave will try to get things back on track in another important district game, on the road, against the Lady Trojans of New Hope High School.
By Bryan Davis
The West Point Green Wave boys hoops team (9-8; 2-0) has to feel good going into the final four district games of the season.
After falling in three consecutive games, with the defense giving up a ton of points, the West Point squad shocked the Oxford Chargers on Friday night with a dominating win.
Tonight, the Green Wave will try to improve on a 2-0 district record, when they travel to New Hope to take on the Trojans, who are hovering right around the .500 mark themselves.
By Bryan Davis
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (9-13; 3-3) finished up the district play on Friday night with a hard-fought performance against Manchester that resulted in an unfortunate loss for the Raiders. On Saturday, Oak Hillâ€™s boys returned to the court against Starkville, falling again in the non-district game, 63-44.
The Raiders have guaranteed themselves the No. 2 seed at the district tournament, which will be at Winston. With the Starkville game and three home matches this week, the boys should have plenty of live-action under their belts before the tourney.
Cora White Strickland
Cora White Strickland died Friday, January 21, 2011 at her home following a lengthy illness. She
was born May 25, 1922 to Fannie Powell White and Abe White in Pheba, Mississippi. She was a lifetime member of
Pheba Baptist Church and an active member of her community as long as her health permitted.
Services will be Sunday, January 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home in West Point, Mississippi with Rev. B.F. Lee and Rev. Terry Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow at the Pheba Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Gresta H. Stafford
Gresta H. Stafford, 81, passed away, January 21, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Mrs. Gresta was born August 4, 1929, in Marietta, Mississippi to the late Earline Hester and Vinny Hopper.
Mrs. Gresta was a Registered Nurse, retiring after 30 years with the Mississippi State Board of Health where she served as a District Supervisor. She was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. Mrs. Gresta married William Edwin Stafford May
8, 1952, and he predeceased her on December 27, 1997.
Anne G. Millsaps
Anne G. Millsaps, 77, passed away, Friday, January 21, 2011 Dugan Memorial Home, West
Point.. Anne G. Millsaps was born March 18, 1933 in Aberdeen, Mississippi to the late Ruth Wilson and Finis Young Owens. Mrs. Millsaps was a Bookkeeper Southern Inn Motel & Manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken in West Point for
number of years. Anne G. Millsaps was a member of attended Riverside Baptist Church.
A Memorial Service for Bill Koonce, age 76, of West Point, Miss., will be held at The Chapel of Memories on the campus on Mississippi State University, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at 3 p.m. Bill Koonce chose the gift of anatomical donation to continue his gratitude for life.
Jonah â€śJayâ€ť Wagers Chenault
Jonah â€śJayâ€ť Wagers Chenault, age 95, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in Atlanta, Ga.
Ruby Mae Lofton Taylor
Ruby Mae Lofton Taylor, age 90, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at her home.
Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. from St. Paul Beasley CME Church, with the Rev. Willie Mays officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Creek Cemetery in Pheba. Miss.
Visitation is Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.