July 18th, 2011
Larry Wayne Oliver
Larry Wayne Oliver, age 30, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in Ashtabula, Ohio. Larry Wayne Oliver was a native of Amory. He was born Jan. 12, 1981, to Charles Morgan Oliver and the late Patricia K. Brown Oliver.
Larry Wayne Oliver lived in Amory for many years and was a truck driver employed by North Mississippi Development Group in Oxford. He was a member of River Bend Baptist Church. He loved to play with his children, especially chess and enjoyed playing his guitar.
Were you ever one of those kids that sat at the dinner table and played with your food?
Now you can and won't be grounded for it because the West Point Farmers Market will be hosting the Zucchini 500, (the Daytona of the the food racing world).
Think back to the Pinewood Derby, only now it's with vegetables. The races will start at 5 pm under the pavilion at Mossy Oak, Thursday July 21. Registration for the event starts at 4 pm.
Hebron Christianâ€™s Tri Nason will be back on the sidelines this fall for the Eagles, only with a few more responsibilities.
Nason was promoted to head football coach this off-season after Greg Watkins left for Immanuel Christian and says heâ€™s had a pretty busy summer in Pheba.
â€śAs far as the turnouts for the strength and conditioning for the summer, itâ€™s probably the best itâ€™s been since Iâ€™ve been there as an assistant,â€ť Nason said. â€śThe guys are pretty excited about working hard.â€ť
Beulah Vest Easter
Beulah Vest Easter, 86, passed away, Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at her home in West Point.
Beulah Lee Easter was born November 7, 1924 in Fabius, Alabama to the late Ella Mae Hart and James Horton Vest, Sr.
Mrs. Easter was a had worked at Knickerbocker MFG as a seamstress for over 30 years. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church. Beulah Vest Easter married J. B. Easter July 1,1942, West Point, Mississippi he preceded her on January 27, 2010.
Can you swim 1.2 miles? Ever tried biking 56-miles and then followed that with a half marathon?
For some it sounds like a grueling challenge. After all, itâ€™s only half of an iron-man competition.
It may sound unbearable, but for one local itâ€™s just one more challenge he wants to conquer.
Helen Lee White
Helen Lee White, age 88, passed away, Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House, in Tupelo.
Helen Lee White was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Pontotoc County, Miss. to the late Estelle Whitworth and George C. Lee, Sr. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Point.
Martha Hunt Foster
Martha Hunt Foster, age 84, passed away, Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Grace Living Center, Edmond, Okla.
Martha Ann Foster was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Quincy, Miss. to the late Minnie Mae Price andOtto Clyde Hunt. Mrs. Foster was a barber by trade. She was a member of the West Point Church of God and the Martha Chapter #53 Order of the Eastern Star. Martha Hunt Foster married Lee Olen Foster May 13, 1942, in Caledonia, Miss., and he preceded her in death July 8, 2009.
The Mississippi Heat continued their success on the hardwood over the last three weeks.
The West Point based traveling team which features 16U athletes from several counties, finished second in the last three tournaments theyâ€™ve played in; Memphis, West Point and Hamilton.
This year the Heat has a very balanced, strong and deep offensive attack.
While Dantaveous Crawford leads in scoring averaging 14 points, he also ranks in the top three in almost every category.
The West Point Lady Wave softball team followed up their recent success last spring with a good summer on the diamond. Head coach Brian Sellers said the main issue the team focused on over the last few months was making sure the girls got plenty of playing time.
â€śThe biggest thing for us was the experience,â€ť he said. â€śDuring the JV games your trying to get everybody in. You might get one at bat or half an inning in because your trying to get 15 players in the game over the last two or three innings. So biggest thing was the repetitions to get better for next year.â€ť
Bro. John Earl Womack
Bro. John Earl Womack, age 75, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. Funeral Services are today, Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. from Crossroads Baptist Church in Webster County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.