July 26th, 2011
James D. "Jay" Brantley
James D. "Jay" Brantley, age 65, passed away, Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the University of Alabama Medical Center, in Birmingham.
James David Brantley was born June 10, 1946, in Kosciusko, Miss., to the late Cora Faye Cupit and J. B. Brantley. He was a truck driver for Bryan Foods for 37 years. James D. "Jay" Brantley
was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. James D. "Jay" Brantley married Beth Elaine Millsaps Brantley July 23, 1967, at Calvary Baptist Church in West Point. He had attended Mississippi State University and Holmes Junior College.
When the Hebron Lady Eagles take the softball field this fall, there might be a few unfamiliar faces.
Just four varsity players return from 2010 to a team filled with seventh and eighth graders who last year shined on the junior varsity squad.
Although the girls had a quiet summer as a unit, head coach Cass Tapley said they have been busy with playing summer ball on travel teams.
Mary Clay Bradshaw
Mary Clay Bradshaw, age 76, passed away July 20, 2011, at North Miss Medical Center-Tupelo.
Visitation will be Monday, July 25, 2011, from 3-6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Service Chapel. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul M.B. Church with the Rev. Eddie Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Castle, Wedel Engagement
Gary and Rita Castle of West Point, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimbry MaShae Castle, to Garik Clay Wedel, son of Galen and Sherry Wedel, of West Point.
The bride elect is the granddaughter of the late Wayne and Jane Castle and Faye Milford of North Carrollton, Miss., and the late Vernon Milford.
She is a 2007 graduate of Oak Hill Academy, and attended Itawamba Community College.
She is currently employed with Go Finance, a family owned business.
Jones, Virgil Engagement
Gola Mae and Ricky Russell of West Point, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Moneaka Lashella Jones, daughter of the late James Earl Bean, to Jesse James Virgil III, son of Helen Jean Virgil and Jessie James Virgil Jr., of Starkville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jessie Russell and Kathleen Bean, of West Point, and the late Sallie V. Jones and the late Ervin Jones.
Towery, Card Engagement
Jaimy and Regina Towery of West Point, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Charlotte Maci Towery, to Jordi Paul Card, son of Marion and Sharon Card of Eupora, Miss.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Burt and Charlotte Nix of West Point, Miss., and James and Brenda Towery of West Point, Miss.
Walker, Ellison Engagement
Zack and Tookie Walker of Pheba, Miss., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Audrey Lynn Walker, to Richard Blake Ellison, son of Tom Ellison, of Madison, Miss., and Jill Nelson, of Clarkson, Miss.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Cannon, and the late L.W. and Mary Walker.
She is a 2006 graduate of Hebron Christian School, and received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Risk Management, Insurance and Financial Planning from Mississippi State University.
The West Point Police Department is on the search for suspects responsible for the eight automobile burglaries that occurred in West Point Wednesday and Thursday nights, which brings the number of automobile burglaries that have happened in the city over the last three weeks to approximately sixteen.
Lakin Petty is coming back home.
After just one season with the Eagles basketball program at Meridian Community College, the 6â€™4 West Point native has decided to transfer to East Mississippi Community College and will be eligible to play this fall.
Petty said he has stayed busy during the summer and getting in basketball shape three times week by running, lifting weights and participating in drills. He says heâ€™s glad to be back.
â€śI just wanted to be close to home,â€ť he said. â€śI didnâ€™t like what they were doing over there so I decided to leave.â€ť
West Point High School head football coach Chris Chambless announced a reshuffle of his coaching staff this week.
After losing three coaches, including Roger Burton who left to become the head coach at Hollandale Simmons, Chambless had to make a few changes to fill in the missing pieces; Josh Pulphus moved from 8th grade to high school running backs, Casey Welch is now in charge of the offensive line, newly hired Jimmy Coley joins the staff as a junior high coach (7th grade) and Steve Cannon will become the 8th grade football coach.