Archive - 2012
Jesse Wayne Peay
May the 26th, 2012 at 5:35 p.m. the "dark angel of death" visited our small happy home and took from us our most precious jewel, Jesse Wayne Peay, one of the noblest and most "Christian Hearted" men of 55 years. Now, that noble heart, throbbing with gentleness, kindness and goodness, has ceased to beat forever, those loving eyes have gazed upon the beauties of this earth for the last time. But, let us try to be comforted, for he is not dead, but fallen asleep in
Melissa Harvey Dockery
Melissa Harvey Dockery, M.D., of Little Rock, Arkansas, was born in July 1955, to Mary Stansel Harvey and Edwin â€śBuddyâ€ť Harvey and grew up in the small Mississippi Delta town of Ruleville. She died May 24, 2012, of complications from esophageal cancer. Melissa bravely lived her time with cancer as she lived her life: strong, self assured, involved, and always with a sense of humor.
Melvin M. Orr
Melvin M. Orr, age 84, passed away, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in West Point.
Clarice Ellis Farrish
Clarice Ellis Farrish, age 74, passed away, Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.
Dorothy Ann Tillman Hoyt
Dorothy Ann Tillman Hoyt, lovingly known as â€śDotâ€ť, age 81, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012.
Graveside services are today, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at noon at Fairmount Cemetery, in San Angelo, Texas. A memorial service celebrating Mrs. Hoyt's life and her faith will be Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 10 a.m. at The Wesleyan at Estrella, in Georgetown, Texas.
Gabriels Funeral Chapel of Georgetown, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.
Decades after his death, Howlin' Wolf is still winning awards.
Daisy Latham Anthony
Daisy Latham Anthony, age 80, a retired Assistant Manager of Freds Retail and homemaker, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at her residence in Columbus.
Ruby Gibson "Dot" Beatty
Ruby Gibson "Dot" Beatty, 79, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Facility in Gainesville, Ga.
Ruby Gibson "Dot" Beatty was born Feb. 5, 1933, in Columbus to the late Lida Bell Lollar and Linwood Gibson. She was a Case Worker with Clay County Welfare Department for 10 years and was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point. Mrs. Beatty has lived in Clay County and West Point since 1956. She married Lennis Beatty Dec. 29, 1951, in Columbus and he preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2007 .
William Vernon Southern Jr.
William Vernon Southern Jr., age 90, passed away Tuesday May 1, 2012 at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
William Vernon Southern Jr., was born June 27, 1921, in Clay County, to the late Valena Yeary and William Southern. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific and served in WWII. In his working years he was employed at Babcock and Wilcox and later owned and operated Southernâ€™s grocery. In retirement he enjoyed working in his shop and garden. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.