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February 16th, 2011

Green Wave rallies to force overtime, falls 72-60 to Gentry

February 16, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave boys showed what they are made of on Tuesday night. Playing down for most of regulation during their bout with the Gentry Rams, West Point embarked on a gutsy fourth quarter performance that pushed the game into an overtime quarter.
Unfortunately for the Green Wave, the Rams refocused and took the North State playoff game 72-60.
“They never quit,” said West Point head coach Brad Cox. “They could have gotten down on themselves and given up, but they never did.”

Donald W. Boatwright

February 16, 2011

Donald W. Boatwright

The funeral service for Donald W. Boatwright will be held Friday, February18th, at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Starkville, MS with burial at Oddfellows Cemetery. Dr. Danny Rowland will conduct the service. Visitation will be held Friday, February 18th from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church.

Thora Mae Chandler

February 16, 2011

Thora Mae Chandler

Thora Mae Chandler, age 90, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, Miss.
Funeral services are Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. from Lower Prairie Creek Church in Mantee, Miss., with the Rev. Sammie Beckum officiating. Burial will follow in Lower Prairie Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Neediam Richardson Jr.

February 16, 2011

Neediam Richardson Jr.

Neediam Richardson Jr., age 75, passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.,
Funeral services are Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Zion Hill M.B. Church in Macon, Miss., with the Rev. Henry Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, from 3 – 6 p.m. from Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

February 15th

West Point season ends after 67-48 loss to Lady Rams

February 15, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last Friday, the West Point Lady Green Wave basketball team (20-5) secured the district title and a home playoff game. In order to advance further, they had to go through the Lady Rams of Indianola-Gentry.
The Delta powerhouse came to visit on Monday night, delivering a tough, season-ending loss to the West Point girls, by a score of 67-48.

Oak Hill girls head to AA State Tourney

February 15, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders are in the AA State Tournament. The girls secured the No. 3 spot out of North State with a 46-40 Monday night win over Simpson Academy.
The Lady Cougars got the benefit of a dozen missed free throws from the Lady Raiders, in the first half, but they were unable to make it last, scoring a combined 18 points in the second half.
Coming off a 44-26 loss to Kirk on Saturday, the Lady Raiders stayed alive in the playoffs with the win over Simpson.

Eagles’ season ends in overtime battle

February 15, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian School Eagles hoops team made a valiant effort to keep their state tournament hopes alive on Monday. Unfortunately for the Hebron boys, Heidelberg Academy’s team was able to outlast them with a 51-44 overtime win.
“The guys played really well,” said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins. “We were one shot away from being in the quarter finals. These boys worked hard and achieved a whole lot over the course of the year.”

Shirley Shell

February 15, 2011

Shirley Shell

Shirley Shell, age 55, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Hospice Home.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at 1 p.m. from The Church, with the Minister Michael Cannon officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Neville Burgess McGee

February 15, 2011

Neville Burgess McGee

Neville Burgess McGee, age 89, passed away, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, Bedford Care of Newton.
Mrs. McGee was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Webster County, Miss., to the late Ada Williams and Henry Burgess. She worked as a sitter at Baptist Hospital-Jackson. Husbands, Thomas McGee and Otto Harville preceded her in death. She was a member of Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon, Miss.

Hugh F. LeNoir

February 15, 2011

Hugh F. LeNoir

Hugh F. LeNoir, age 91, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Mr. LeNoir was born Nov. 20, 1919, in Greenville, Miss., to the late Eula Wilson LeNoir and Sterling LeNoir Sr. He was a Regional Vice President of T.G. & Y Family Centers and Variety Stores for many years. Returning to West Point, Mr. Lenoir was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a proud Veteran of the U. S. Air Army Air Corps having served during WW II. Hugh Finley LeNoir married Mary Elizabeth Norris LeNoir; she preceded him in death March 21, 1988.

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