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James Rodney Kilgore Jr.

January 31, 2014

James Rodney Kilgore Jr., age 76, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Eupora.
Funeral services are 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Callahan M.B. Church in Woodland, with Rev. Rossie Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Patsy Clark Pace

January 31, 2014

Patsy Clark Pace, age 84 died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at her residence in Aberdeen. Mrs. Pace was a retired educator in both the public and private schools, and she was a graduate of Blue Mountain College and the University of Mississippi. A published author, she was a former president of the Mississippi Poetry Society. Also, she was a founding member of the Chief Tishomingo Chapter of the DAR in Iuka. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Aberdeen.

Bill Rushing

January 31, 2014

Bill Rushing, 71, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. He was born Sept. 13, 1942, in Longview to the late Mary Bell Azwall and Will Rushing. He was a construction worker and member of Christ United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Rushing and son-in-law, Dean Logan.

Robert 'Bobby' Fitzgerald

January 31, 2014

Robert “Bobby” Fitzgerald, 70, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Mr. Bobby was born March 9, 1943, in the Cairo Community of Clay County, the son of the late William Freeman and Annie Catherine Cockrell Fitzgerald. He was a member of the Cairo Presbyterian Church. He was a retired electrician, having worked at Southwire in Starkville. He married Betty Jo Coggins Fitzgerald Nov. 11, 1961.
Funeral services are today, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at 11 a.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James

Willie Thomas Davenport Sr.

January 31, 2014

Willie Thomas Davenport Sr., age 76, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Hopewell M.B. Church with Rev. Willie T. Davenport Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Hopewell M.B. Church.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Gary Lynn Bigham Sr.

January 31, 2014

Gary Lynn Bigham Sr., 56, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Gary Lynn Bigham Sr. was born March 18, 1957, in Maben, the son of Mrs. Peggy Jean Boyette and the late Mr. Emmett Jefferson Bigham. He was a maintenance technician at Bryan Foods in West Point for 32 years. He was also a maintenance technician at Nucor, formerly Gulf States, in Starkville. He married Louise Brooks Bigham June 5, 1976, in Houston. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his brother, Emmett "Sonny" Bigham.

Man implicated in jail escape changes plea to guilty

January 31, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point local Austin Parker, 20, retracted a plea of not guilty and went forward with a guilty plea Jan. 24 for a felony escape charge along with a burglary of a dwelling charge.
Parker and fellow detainee Jonathan O’Brien, 21, were the talk of the town last September after pulling off a jailbreak from the Clay County Detention Center.

LOCKDOWN: Two arrested after firearm, knife recovered at WPHS

January 31, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested two juveniles Thursday on the campus of West Point High School on charges deadly weapons possession on school property.
WPHS was placed on lockdown about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, after a CCSD school safety officer recovered a weapon from a student after fellow students had reported seeing the student in possession of a firearm. Further investigation revealed another student in possession of a knife.

Shoplifting arrest turns police chase

January 31, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department officers got more than they bargained for when a routine shoplifting call turned into a pursuit Wednesday.
According to a WPPD incident report, officers were dispatched to the West Point Walmart in response to an alleged shoplifting. Upon arrival, Walmart employees told police an unknown woman filled a shopping cart with merchandise and then exited the store without paying for it. Employees reportedly told officers the alleged shoplifter got into a green Honda.

January 30th

BREAKING: Two arrested for weapons at West Point High School

January 30, 2014

DTL staff

Two juveniles are in custody after allegedly bringing deadly weapons to West Point High School Thursday.
The juveniles, whose names have not been released, were detained at the Clay County Sheriff's office. The investigation is ongoing.
See further details in Friday's edition of Daily Times Leader.

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