September 26th, 2011
Lasky, Kidder engagement celebrated
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hood Gregory of Okolona, Miss., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Susannah Stubbs, to Woodson Cary Whitehead, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cary Whitehead, III, of Memphis, Tenn.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Van Tankersley Stubbs Sr. of Baldwyn, Miss. and the late Brigadier General Van Tankersley Stubbs Sr., and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Harrison Gregory Sr.
PEARL - Hebron quarterback Will Corben-Rogers was stopped inches of the goal line in the second overtime as Park Place, who overcame a 22-6 half time deficit, held on for a 52-50 victory over the Eagles Friday night at Smith-Wills Stadium.
The Crusaders' Damon Cole rushed for a school record 311 yards and five touchdowns to lead the way for what was to be a heart stopping second half of football.
Entering Friday night's road game at Lake Cormorant, West Point head football coach Chris Chambless stressed one fact to his team over and over this week in practice: It's a new season.
After struggling through a brutal non-district schedule with a 1-3 mark, the two-time defending state champions started their new season with a bang Friday night, opening Division 1-5A play with a convincing 42-14 road win over Lake Cormorant.
Troy D. Criddle
Troy D. Criddle Sr., age 92, passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point. Troy Dempsey Criddle Sr. was born Jan. 27, 1919, in Chickasaw County, to the late Dollie Staggs and Ell Criddle. Mr. Criddle was a retired burner at B & W for 30 years and a member of West End Baptist Church. He was a member of the V.F.W. and a Veteran of the U. S. Army, having served during WWII. Troy Dempsey. Criddle, Sr. married Dola Francis Thompson on May 13, 1943, in Houston.
James â€śCurryâ€ť Crowson
James â€śCurryâ€ť Crowson, age 89, passed away Sunday Sept. 18, 2011, at Oktibbeha County Hospital.
James Crowson was born July 6, 1922, in Eupora, to the late Arnold Crowson and Monnie Kyle. He attended Hebron Baptist Church and was retired from the State Highway Department. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served in WWII.
Ruby L. Spight-Davidson
Ruby L. Spight-Davidson, age 77, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Funeral services are Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at 11 a.m. from Faith Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ben Yerber officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is today, from 4 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Randy Walls, age 61, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in Gainesville, Fla.
Randy Walls was born Dec. 8, 1949, in Monroe County to Mildred Cooper and Elmon A. Walls. He graduated from Mississippi State University with two degrees in Psychology and a degree in Industrial Engineering. He retired from Infinite Energy in Gainesville, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 24, 2011, at First Baptist Church in West Point with Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating.
Coming off another tough loss to regional rivals Noxubee County last week, West Point will get a chance to prove they still have some fight left when they open district play tonight at Lake Cormorant.
West Point were undefeated against district foes in 2010.
In Macon, the Green Wave, who twice before on the night converted on a fourth-down situations, failed to pick up a first down when DeQuinten Spraggins pass was incomplete to Tez Lane.
Down by a pair of runs to potentially tie the ball game, Oak Hill Academy failed to capitalize with the bases loaded and two outs Wednesday afternoon as Hebron Christian was able to hold on to a 5-3 victory.
It was the final regular season game before the postseason for the Lady Eagles who had played their second game in two days and were coming off a tough district loss the night before to Winona. The Lady Raiders, who had won four in a row coming in, had their win streak snapped before senior day on Thursday.