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Archive - May 2014


May 21st

Mattie Pearl Deanes Davis

May 21, 2014

Mattie Pearl Deanes Davis, age 90, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Strong Hill M.B. Church with Dr. Rev. Israel Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Strong Hill Stockholder’s Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Curtis Townsend

May 21, 2014

Henry Curtis Townsend, age 73 , passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014, in his home following an extended illness.
He was the fourth of eight children born to the union of the late Albert and Odessa Bell Townsend March 17, 1941.
He is preceded in death by his eldest sister, Mildred Townsend Lowery; three brothers – in – law: Shirley Wardell Lowery, Alonzo P. Jackson, and John Mason (Big Joe.)

Aline McFarland Cunningham

May 21, 2014

Aline McFarland Cunningham, 87, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice in Tupelo.
She was formally of Houston. She was born April 25, 1927. in Orange County, Texas, to Jay Hugh Davis Mcfarland and May Rye McFarland. She was a home maker. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Houston Busy Bee’s Club, and also a member of The Blue Ladies at Trace Regional Hospital.

WPPD set to resume active warrant list publication in DTL

May 21, 2014


Starting next week, the West Point Police Department will begin posting its active warrant list in Daily Times Leader.
WPPD will publish 20-30 names in the paper every couple weeks, along with posting the complete list of active warrants at the police station on Westbrook Street.

Local man arrested for armed robbery

May 21, 2014

Special to Daily Times Leader

A West Point man is in custody after Starkville police arrested him in connection with a reported armed robbery and shooting.
A Starkville Police Department press release said officers arrested 26-year-old Antwjuan Terry of 326 West Half Mile St., Apartment A8, in West Point on suspicion of aggravated assault and armed robbery.
According to the release, the department initially responded to the incident Thursday, when the male victim was seeking medical attention for a gunshot wound.

West Point Police investigate assaults

May 21, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department officers are investigating two aggravated assault cases following an alleged stabbing and shooting Saturday.
According to a WPPD statement to the media, E911 dispatched officers about 5:38 p.m. to a residence on Falcon Street in West Point, in response to a possible stabbing. First responders discovered a 31-year-old woman, whose name has been withheld, with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds to her upper thigh and abdomen upon arrival. The victim was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus for treatment.

Howlin' Wolf festival changes hands

May 21, 2014


Starting this year, the Howlin’ Wolf Memorial Blues Festival, typically held the night before the Prairie Arts Festival in West Point, will be under new management.
Howlin’ Wolf Blues Society’s active board members have handed over all functions of the annual blues festival to the newly formed Prairie Belt Blues Foundation (PBBF), headed up by Southern Ionics owner and blues festival sponsor Milton Sundbeck.

May 20th

WP/CC ‘relays for life’ Friday in SKW park

May 20, 2014


West Point and Clay County residents came together to raise money for the American Cancer Society (ACS) Friday at the annual Relay for Life event in Sally Kate Winters Park.
The goal for this year’s Relay was $35,000, according to Clay County Relay for Life Co-Chair Debbie Hinshaw. She said she’s confident that, although final figures had not been counted as of Monday, this year’s Relay exceeded the goal.

OHA finalizes coaching staff

May 20, 2014


Oak Hill Academy is reshuffling its coaches in preparation of girls basketball coach and athletic director Stan Hughey’s departure from the school.
Brian Middleton, who previously coached boys basketball, will begin coaching boys and girls varsity teams, according to OHA Headmaster Yandell Harris.
Harris said OHA originally wanted to find a new girls basketball coach to replace Hughey, but during the search it became apparent that Middleton wanted to take over coaching girls in addition to boys.

May 19th

Sarah Delayne (Laney) Morgan

May 19, 2014

Sarah Delayne (Laney) Morgan, 61, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Louisville Health Care in Louisville.
She was an Administrative Assistant for more than 32 years in the Agronomy Department at Mississippi State University and a member of Adaton Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother, aunt, sister and friend. She enjoyed camping, skiing, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Grady Wayne Jones and Mary Nell Fulgham Jones; and sister, Beth Jones Irby.

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