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March 24th, 2011

Barry Joe Lyles

March 24, 2011

Barry Joe Lyles

Barry Joe Lyles, age 51, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle.
Funeral services are Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Upper Prairie Creek M.B. Church, with the Rev. Dorsey Gates officiating. Burial will follow in General Lyles Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is today, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements,

March 22nd

June Edwards Drummond

March 22, 2011

June Edwards Drummond

June Edwards Drummond went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 20, 2011, while being hospitalized at Northeast Mississippi Medical Center after a long and valiant battle with heart disease.
She was born June 1, in Tupelo, and married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, William Drummond, for 30 years.

Doyle E. Brooks

March 22, 2011

Doyle E. Brooks

Doyle E. Brooks Sr., age 72, passed away, Friday, March 18, 2011 North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss..

March 21st

Hill and Dickey Honored with Engagement Party

March 21, 2011

Hill and Dickey Honored with Engagement Party

Amy Hill and Hamilton Dickey, were honored with an engagement party Jan. 29, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Millard. The Millard home was decorated throughout with fresh cut arrangements featuring hydrangea, snapdragons bells of Ireland, stargazer lilies and roses accentuated with genestra.
Guests were greeted by the prospective bride and groom and then enjoyed a buffet dinner.

Neil Blansett

March 21, 2011

Neil Blansett

Neil Blansett, 73, passed away, Friday, March 18, 2011, at his home in Pheba. Neil Blansett was born May 16, 1937, in Clay County, to the late Sallie Liza Russell Blansett and Ollie M. Blansett. He was a Panel Welder for Babcock and Wilcox Company for 30 years and a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Omar Neil Blansett married Barbara Watson June 12, 1959, at Pheba.

March 15th

Area teams get early wins as district play looms

March 15, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The season is still early for the three area baseball teams. West Point, Oak Hill and Hebron Christian will all be participating in Spring Break baseball later this week, hoping to get better prepared for the road ahead.
That road is going to be paved with a lot of crucial district games for all three teams, but the three clubs have shown early on that they are ready to make a playoff run.

Joseph Joshua Stevens Jr.

March 15, 2011

Joseph Joshua Stevens Jr.

Joseph Joshua Stevens Jr., age 71, died on March 14, 2011, after a brave battle with cancer. Joshua Stevens Jr. was born March 13, 1940, in Mobile, Ala., to Joseph J. Stevens and Anna Mae “Bootsie” Smith Stevens.

Rena Cunningham

March 15, 2011

Rena Cunningham

Rena Cunningham, age 80, passed away, Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.
Rena Guest Cunningham was born Dec. 1, 1930, in Greenwood, Miss., to the late Polly Ann Mims Guest and Howard Erskins Guest. Mrs. Cunningham was a seamstress at Knickerbocker and later Big Yank for 30 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Rena Mae Guest Cunningham was married Erle C. Cunningham, who predeceased her Nov. 8, 1974.

James Richard "Ricky" Smith

March 15, 2011

James Richard "Ricky" Smith

March 14th

West Point beats Hamilton 6-4

March 14, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Already with a win on Friday night, against Columbus, the West Point Diamond Wave baseball team (4-1) returned to the field on Saturday afternoon for a match with Hamilton. The Green Wave won for the second time in as many days in a 6-4 comeback victory.
Following their 6-2 Friday night win, the Green Wave sent Leroy Calvert to the hill on Saturday. Calvert pitched a complete game, throwing seven innings, walking none. He struck out six batters, and only three of the four runs he allowed were earned.

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