Archive - May 24, 2011
56-year-old Robert Jolly of Cedar Bluff died Monday night after being struck by an 18-wheeler traveling east bound on U.S. Highway 82 near the Montgomery/Webster County line.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Jolly was standing in front of his 1996 Chrysler LHS that was parked on the northbound shoulder of the highway when the 2005 International 18-wheeler ran off the road and collided with Jolly's vehicle. The 18-wheeler was driven by 63-year-old Ben Cliett of Cedar Bluff, who was traveling east bound on Highway 82 around Pheba.
57-year-old Jane Morgan of Starkville is in critical condition after being struck Sunday morning by a vehicle traveling west bound on Highway 50 in Clay County.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol reports that Morgan was also headed west bound on her bicycle alongside another cyclist around 10 a.m. Sunday when a driver, 44-year-old Robbie Morton of Cedar Bluff, hit Morgan with her vehicle. Officials say Morton was not charged with anything, and the accident is currently under investigation by MHP.
Charles E. "Bill" Turnage
Charles E. "Bill" Turnage, age 98, passed away, Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Covington County Hospital, in Collins, Miss.
Charles Estel Turnage was born Feb. 22, 1913, in Montpelier, Miss., to the late Jenny Langford and Lynwood Turnage. He worked at Babcock & Wilcox in the Steel Yard for 25 years and was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Charles E. "Bill" Turnage married Geneva Cartee Turnage July 1, 1938, in Montpelier, she preceded him in death August 10, 1991.
Virgie Dalyne Wilkinson
Virgie Dalyne Wilkinson, age 78, formerly of West Point, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Traceway Retirement Community in Tupelo, Miss.
Graveside services were Monday, May 23, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.
Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
James Baskin, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services were Monday, May 23, 2011, at the J.F. Carter Chapel at Carter Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bobby Bowen officiating. Burial followed in the St. Robinson M.B. Church Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.