Archive - 2011
By Bryan Davis
The Lady Green Wave basketball players have been on a roll since December. The girls will enter tonightâ€™s home game against Starkville with a 13-2 overall record, with a 1-0 mark in district play.
They have not lost since the beginning of the season, and they seem to be getting better every time out.
A week after claiming the first-place trophy at the Vardaman Tournament, the West Point bunch traveled to the Aberdeen Tourney this past weekend, and they won both games there to claim first-place again.
By Bryan Davis
The West Point Green Wave basketball team (8-7) gave up 92 points on Thursday night to Okolona to start the Aberdeen Tournament. In that game and the closing game of the tourney, the West Point boys scored more than 70 points, but they came away with a pair of loses, including Saturday nightâ€™s defeat to West Lowndes by a 83-77 score.
â€śWeâ€™re giving up way too many points,â€ť said West Point head coach Brad Cox on Monday. â€śWeâ€™re giving up a lot of points during transition.â€ť
By Bryan Davis
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders (17-6; 5-0) had to stay in tournament mode for last weekend. While itâ€™s not uncommon for the girls to play on Thursday and again on Friday, it isnâ€™t very often the Lady Raiders have to play a third game on Saturday, especially a district match.
Oak Hill showed no worries though, as they rolled past Calhoun Academy 67-27 on Thursday night. They followed that performance up with a Friday night road win over district rival Carroll by a 54-19 score.
Yoshidomi, Elliott Engagement
Michiharu and Kyoko Yoshidomi of Kurume City, Japan, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emi Yoshidomi, to Jeb McTaggart Elliott, son of John and Barbara Elliott of West Point, Miss.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Michito Yoshidomi from Kurume City, Japan, and Chieko Chikura from Yanagawa City, Japan.
She graduated high school in Japan, and is a 2006 graduate from a dress designing technical school in Fukuoka, Japan.
Katherine Ellis Thomas
Katherine Ellis Thomas, age 96, passed away, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at The Home Place, in Columbus, Miss.
Frances Kendrick Linley
Frances Kendrick Linley, age 77, passed away, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, North Mississippi Medical Center, in West Point. Frances Kendrick Linley was born June 14, 1933, in Smithville, Miss., to the late Era Mae Lovvorn and Luther Kendrick.
She worked for Monte Glove Manufacturing in Maben, Miss., for a number of years and she was a member of Church of Living Water. She married Raymond E. Linley in 1976.
Mary Ruth Bedford Hemphill
Mary Ruth Bedford Hemphill, age 91, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. She was born Nov. 18, 1919, in Pratt, Miss. Mrs. Hemphill was a teacher and a member of First Baptist Church. She was active in girl scout leadership and in PTA when her children were younger. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
A private family service is Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, with the Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Funeral services for Wendy Ezell are set for Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at noon from Palestine M.B. Church in Van Vleet, Miss. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The body will lie in state from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Harold H. McFarland
Harold H. McFarland, age 86, passed away, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at the Golden Living Mountain-View Center, in Winchester, Tenn.
Mr. McFarland was born Oct. 8, 1923, in Sandersville, Miss.,