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January 24th, 2011

Volunteers take down Raiders 63-44

January 24, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (9-13; 3-3) finished up the district play on Friday night with a hard-fought performance against Manchester that resulted in an unfortunate loss for the Raiders. On Saturday, Oak Hill’s boys returned to the court against Starkville, falling again in the non-district game, 63-44.
The Raiders have guaranteed themselves the No. 2 seed at the district tournament, which will be at Winston. With the Starkville game and three home matches this week, the boys should have plenty of live-action under their belts before the tourney.

Cora White Strickland

January 24, 2011

Cora White Strickland

Cora White Strickland died Friday, January 21, 2011 at her home following a lengthy illness. She
was born May 25, 1922 to Fannie Powell White and Abe White in Pheba, Mississippi. She was a lifetime member of
Pheba Baptist Church and an active member of her community as long as her health permitted.
Services will be Sunday, January 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home in West Point, Mississippi with Rev. B.F. Lee and Rev. Terry Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow at the Pheba Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Gresta H. Stafford

January 24, 2011

Gresta H. Stafford

Gresta H. Stafford, 81, passed away, January 21, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Mrs. Gresta was born August 4, 1929, in Marietta, Mississippi to the late Earline Hester and Vinny Hopper.
Mrs. Gresta was a Registered Nurse, retiring after 30 years with the Mississippi State Board of Health where she served as a District Supervisor. She was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. Mrs. Gresta married William Edwin Stafford May
8, 1952, and he predeceased her on December 27, 1997.

Anne G. Millsaps

January 24, 2011

Anne G. Millsaps

Anne G. Millsaps, 77, passed away, Friday, January 21, 2011 Dugan Memorial Home, West
Point.. Anne G. Millsaps was born March 18, 1933 in Aberdeen, Mississippi to the late Ruth Wilson and Finis Young Owens. Mrs. Millsaps was a Bookkeeper Southern Inn Motel & Manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken in West Point for
number of years. Anne G. Millsaps was a member of attended Riverside Baptist Church.

Bill Koonce

January 24, 2011

Bill Koonce

A Memorial Service for Bill Koonce, age 76, of West Point, Miss., will be held at The Chapel of Memories on the campus on Mississippi State University, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at 3 p.m. Bill Koonce chose the gift of anatomical donation to continue his gratitude for life.

Jonah “Jay” Wagers Chenault

January 24, 2011

Jonah “Jay” Wagers Chenault

Jonah “Jay” Wagers Chenault, age 95, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in Atlanta, Ga.

Ruby Mae Lofton Taylor

January 24, 2011

Ruby Mae Lofton Taylor

Ruby Mae Lofton Taylor, age 90, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at her home.
Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. from St. Paul Beasley CME Church, with the Rev. Willie Mays officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Creek Cemetery in Pheba. Miss.
Visitation is Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

J.C. Quinn

January 24, 2011

J.C. Quinn

J.C. Quinn, age 75, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Riverview Nursing Home in Greenwood, Miss.
Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. from New Green Grove Church of Faith in Greenwood, Miss. with the Rev. Milton Glass officiating. Burial will follow in Lake Family Cemetery in Drew, Miss.
Visitation is Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Sander and Sanders Funeral Home in Greenwood, Miss.

Hubert McKinney

January 24, 2011

Hubert McKinney

Hubert McKinney, age 74, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Darlington Oaks in Verona, Miss.
Funeral services are Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Trinity Outreach Center in Houston, Miss., with Superintendent Glen L. Huggins officiating. Burial will follow in Houston City Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

January 22nd

Green Wave shocks Chargers in 69-60 home win on Friday

January 22, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
On Tuesday night, the West Point Green Wave (9-8; 2-0) came out flat against a fast Starkville High School basketball team. They fell behind early and could not make up ground before losing the non-district game.
On Friday, the Green Wave returned to the court, with a lot more on the line. Facing an Oxford team with a 2-0 district record, West Point could not afford to fall behind early.
They did just the opposite, dominating the Chargers in a 69-60 home victory.

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