July 11th, 2012
Gray Berry and Jaden Craven catch a Columbus Nationals runner in the base paths during the 10 and under Dizzy Dean South State Tournament on Saturday. West Point won the contest 13-8.
Dylan Scott swings during some weekend West Point Dizzy Dean action for the 11-12 year-old All-Stars.
Aiden Henson (right) watches the pitch from third base during the fourth inning of West Pointâs contest with the Columbus Nationals on Saturday. Henson scored on a passed ball. Aiden Henson
On Saturday, the West Point 9-10 year old All-Stars finished the first inning of their game with Caledonia down 5-0.
"When we got down like that, we could have just given up," Coach Sherman Berry said. "But we chipped away and chipped away and scored enough to win."
The West Point team finished fifth out of 15 teams in the tournament.
The win Saturday put West Point in a Sunday afternoon game with Starkville.
Starkville took the contest 25-16.
"We had too many errors," Berry said.
Robert âBobâ William Rutherford
Robert âBobâ William Rutherford, age 92, passed away July 5, 2012, at West Point Community Living Center.
He was born in Inverness, May 20, 1920. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and worked as an auto mechanic for many years.
He is survived by a daughter, Bobbie Hadley of Thomaston, Ga.; a sister, Hazel Gilbert of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time.
Friend may leave an on line condolence at robinsonfh.net.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Betty Jo Foster
Betty Jo Foster, age 80, passed away June 30, 2012, at Waverly Care Home, in West Point.
Hershel Dean Millsaps
Hershel Dean Millsaps, age 71, of Batesville, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Prentice Brewer, age 89, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012, at his home, in Columbus.
Edgar Prentice Brewer was born April 29, 1923, in West Point to the late Geraldine Marguerite Russell Brewer and Edgar Prentice Brewer Sr. He was the retired superintendent of maintenance at B & W after 27 years service and a member
of Fairview Baptist Church. He was a cattleman and loved his working his old homeplace. Mr. Brewer was a wounded veteran of WW II in the U. S. Army having served 32 months in the 512th M.P. Battilion, part of Patton's 3rd Army.
The new Deacon in Charge of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation comes originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, to New York, New York, to West Point.
Deacon John Kellogg and his wife Tait, feel almost that they have come full circle back home. He is from Shreveport, La., and she comes from Pensacola, Fla. They met while attending The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, in New York, N.Y.
Robert L. âBobâ McHaney Jr.
Robert L. âBobâ McHaney Jr. passed away June 17, 2012 at Regent care Center in Waco, Texas from cancer.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. to service time at the church.