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March 30th, 2013

Summerall: Proud to be from Mississippi

March 30, 2013

We as Mississippians are often looked down on by those from other parts of the country who consider themselves more “enlightened or progressive” than us. I saw an example of this on Facebook. A friend had posted a story about a homeless woman being fired from her job at KFC in Tupelo, because she had no physical address. The first person to jump on the bashing bandwagon was a professor from Penn State who promptly said,

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Mt. Hermon prepares to celebrate 145th

March 30, 2013

Ten year after the city of West Point received its charter in 1858, a small brush arbor church was erected on what is today Mayhew Street.

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Two arrested following drug investigation

March 30, 2013

In the early morning hours of March 28, 2013, the Clay County Sheriff Department, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and Chickasaw County Sheriff Department executed a search warrant at 10241 Colony Road in western Clay County that resulted in the arrests of John Henry Moye, age 41, of 10241 Colony Road and Meldon Evans, age 54, of 263 County Road 55, Houston, MS.

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Port could receive improvement grant

March 30, 2013

Tom Soya Grain Company of West Point is working diligently to protect the dock at the Port of Clay from damage and is hoping a Mississippi Department of Transportation improvement grant will allow them to do so.

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Mary Gray Gieger Stubbs

March 30, 2013

Mary Gray Gieger Stubbs, 97 years of age, passed away on March 29, 2013, at Gilda’s Place in Ridgeland, MS.
She was a homemaker, teacher and business book keeper. Mary Gray was a member of First Methodist Church of Starkville, Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Gieger and Lida Critz Gieger, husband Archie Stubbs, son Richard Stubbs and sisters Martha Reynolds and Ann Daigle.

Earl E. “Bub” Thompson

March 30, 2013

Mr. Earl E. “Bub” Thompson, Age 83, of Pheba, Mississippi died at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo March 30, 2013 services are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point, Mississippi.

Vaudine Mae Landess

March 30, 2013

Vaudine Mae Landess, age 100 years and 2 days, passed away, on Thursday, March 28, 2013
at Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.
She was born March 26, 1913 in Kennedy, Alabama to the late Alice Ashcraft and Willis Sanders. She was a Dietician and head of the West Point School System Cafeteria for 10 years. She was a member of First Christian Church. Mrs. Landess was a top notch Bridge Player and could outplay anyone including her son.
She was preceded her in death by her husband of 49 years, Foster Landess, who died December 28, 1985. 

Waymond Will “Bill” Reid

March 30, 2013

Waymond Will “Bill” Reid age 87, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home, in Starkville.
Bill Reid was born August 21, 1925, in Pheba, to the late Ventrice Montgomery and Quay Reid.
Mr. Reid worked as a Bundle Boy at Knickerbocker & Big Yank, Manufacturing. He worked as custodian for First Baptist Church for 17 years and then at Sunflower Food Store. Mr. Reid was a member of West End Baptist Church and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. Waymond Will Reid married Allie Mae Hollis January 22, 1955 at Eupora.

Geneva Russell Pearson

March 30, 2013

Geneva Russell Pearson age 96, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Geneva Russell Pearson was born December 15, 1916, in Detroit, Ala., to the late Mary Jane Holloway and Everett Wakefield. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. She married Delbridge Russell September 9, 1934, at Prairie Point, he preceded her in death September 13, 1974. She married Eugene Edwin Pearson August 14, 1982, in West Point and he preceded her in death May 23, 1998.

Gale P. Smith

March 30, 2013

Gale P. Smith age 69, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center, in Starkville.
Gale Smith was born June 14, 1943, in Shiloh Valley, Mo., to the late Ethor June Wootten and Gale Morris Burgess. She was a Sales Associate for K-Mart in Yazoo City for 25 years and was a member of Liverpool Baptist Church in Yazoo City. She enjoyed crafts, music and working her rose garden.

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