May 9th, 2011
Keys and Gray Honored with Senior Party
Seniors Tommy Keys, of West Point High School, and Alex Gray, of New Hope High School, were honored recently with a cookout at the Childress/Gray camphouse hosted by their grandparents Bob and Nita Wyman. Pictured are Anna Hodgson, Sarah Lytle, Turner Pounders, Alex Gray, Eric Phyfer, Tommy Keys, Phillip Dimino, William Harrell, Will Lummus, Monty McIlwain, Edward Cox, Justin Bobo, and Shane Brooks. Not pictured , Vontarrius Dora.
Williams, Duncan Engagement
Joe and Kathy Williams of West Point, Miss., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Lashe' Williams to William Todd Duncan, son of Tommy Duncan of West Point, Miss., and Trina Duncan.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gorden and Betty Williams of Thomastown, Miss., and Ralph and Ann Coggins of West Point, Miss.
She is a 2009 graduate of West Point High School, and is a 2010 graduate of East Mississippi Community College as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Whitten, Manning Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Phillip Whitten of Pontotoc, Miss., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Joanna Vashti Whitten to Davis Morgan Manning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Keith Manning of Cedar Bluff, Miss.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lyons, and Mrs. Johnnie Whitten of Tupelo, Miss., and the late Mr. Joe Brooks Whitten.
Hollis M. Pendley
Hollis M. Pendley, age 92, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011, at his home in West Point, Miss.
Hollis M. Pendley was born Nov. 21, 1918, in Lynn, Ala., to the late Clearcie King and Daniel Arthur Pendley, Sr. He was a General Agent for the C & G Railway for 32 years and was an active member of First United Methodist Church. Mr. Pendley was a Veteran of the U. S. Army as the rank of a Sargeant during WW II. Hollis M. Pendley married Geonette Harrison Pendley Nov. 2, 1940, at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Parsonage.
Judgement involving a 2006 dog chasing incident at Penny Pinchers of West Point was given to Penny Pinchers April 26 after the Mississippi Court of Appeals found the dog was not a threat to customers at the store.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) â€” The Mississippi Supreme Court has scheduled arguments for May 11 in an appeal from Vanessa Decker, who is seeking to overturn her 2008 conviction for exploiting her own mother.
Last September, the state Court of Appeals upheld Decker's four-year suspended sentence and four years' probation. The Supreme Court later agreed to hear the appeal.
Decker was convicted in Clay County of felony exploitation of a vulnerable adult for taking $4,120 from her mother's bank account between November 2005 and April 2007.
Aria Lou Jenkins Ray
Aria Lou Jenkins Ray, age 79, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Hospice in His Hands of Madden, Miss.
Aria Lou Jenkins Ray was born Aug. 4, 1931, in Choctaw County, Miss. She was a member of Salem Independent Methodist Church near Ackerman, Miss.
Funeral services are today, Friday, May 6, 2011, at 11 a.m. from Salem Independent Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Salem Independent Methodist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is 10 a.m. until service time.
Lonnie D. McGregory Jr.
Lonnie D. McGregory Jr., age 75, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston, Miss.
Funeral services are today, Friday, May 6, 2011, at 1 p.m. from New Prospect M.B. Church, with Pastor Tyrone Orr officiating. Burial will follow in New Prospect M.B. Church Cemetery.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Gene Smith
Barbara Gene Smith, age 61, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Darlington Oaks Hospice.
Barbara Gene Smith was born July 7, 1949, to Emmanuel Crump and Annie Mae Crump and was a native of Aberdeen, Miss. She was a Bail Bondsman.
Funeral services are Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church, with the Rev. Al Lathan officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Navistar Defense of West Point got another huge delivery order Thursday from the United States Marine Corps Systems Command, which is helping workers there maintain there jobs and is boosting the economy of West Point.
Navistar received a $183 million delivery order for 250 InternationalÂ® MaxxProÂ® Dash ambulances with DXMâ„¢ independent suspension, which is being included in Navistarâ€™s existing indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. This order is Navistarâ€™s ninth major MRAP variant.