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April 3rd

Millard Armstrong Long Sr.

April 3, 2013

Millard Long Sr., age 81, passed away Tuesday April 2, 2013.
He was born September 29, 1931, in Starkville, to the late Kathlyn Caston and Lewis Edward Long. Mr. Long was a member of Siloam United Methodist Church. He retired from B&W with 30 years of service and was shop superintendent. He was a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, The Mississippi Forestry Association and was West Point Citizen of the Year for his assistance in helping bring Navistar Industries to West Point.

April 2nd

Vickie Renna Coleman Black

April 2, 2013

Vickie Renna Coleman Black, age 49, died Monday, April 1, 2013.
She was born December 12, 1963, in Chickasaw to David Wayne Coleman and Barbara Anne Dye Sims. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. She was employed at Wal-Mart for 30 years.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Parkway Baptist Church and will lie in state one hour prior to service with Bro. Randy Rinehart officiating. Burial will be at Wesley Chapel. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston, is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline Smith Millsaps

April 2, 2013

Pauline Smith Millsaps age 86, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. She was born June 9, 1926, in Dancy. Pauline Millsaps graduated from Cumberland High School and Wood Junior College. She began working at Knickerbocker, MFG. amd later she was the Payroll and Office Manager for Big Yank, MFG. Mrs. Millsaps was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed being a grandmother to her three grandchildren. Pauline Smith Millsaps married Louis Calvin Millsaps on November 4, 1945, in West Point. He preceded her in death November 5, 2001.

Millard A. Long Sr.

April 2, 2013

Millard A. Long Sr., passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in West Point.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Martin Shepherd Sr.

April 2, 2013

Billy Martin Shepherd Sr., age 75, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, April 1, 2013.
Born in Monroe County, he was the son of the late Fletcher Brian Shepherd and Lettie Smith Shepherd. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Juanita Lang.
Billy was a longtime member of Englewood Baptist Church and former member of Edgemont Baptist Church. A faithful servant of God, Billy served as Director of Royal Ambassadors of both churches and a group leader for the Awana Club at Englewood. He retired after 35 years with Barcalounger in 2000.

April 1st

Margaret Russell Templeton

April 1, 2013

Margaret Russell Templeton, age 86, died March 30, 2013, at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko. Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Welch’s Funeral Home in Starkville, beginning at noon with funeral services at 1pm.
Mrs. Templeton was born on August 1, 1926, in West Point, Miss. She was a graduate of West Point High School. On June 1, 1946, she married Charles Edward (Buddy) Templeton. They made their home in Starkville, where they raised their three boys. Mrs. Templeton worked for Dr. Emmett Black as a dental hygienist and secretary for many years.

March 30th

Mary Gray Gieger Stubbs

March 30, 2013

Mary Gray Gieger Stubbs, 97 years of age, passed away on March 29, 2013, at Gilda’s Place in Ridgeland, MS.
She was a homemaker, teacher and business book keeper. Mary Gray was a member of First Methodist Church of Starkville, Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Gieger and Lida Critz Gieger, husband Archie Stubbs, son Richard Stubbs and sisters Martha Reynolds and Ann Daigle.

Earl E. “Bub” Thompson

March 30, 2013

Mr. Earl E. “Bub” Thompson, Age 83, of Pheba, Mississippi died at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo March 30, 2013 services are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point, Mississippi.

Vaudine Mae Landess

March 30, 2013

Vaudine Mae Landess, age 100 years and 2 days, passed away, on Thursday, March 28, 2013
at Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.
She was born March 26, 1913 in Kennedy, Alabama to the late Alice Ashcraft and Willis Sanders. She was a Dietician and head of the West Point School System Cafeteria for 10 years. She was a member of First Christian Church. Mrs. Landess was a top notch Bridge Player and could outplay anyone including her son.
She was preceded her in death by her husband of 49 years, Foster Landess, who died December 28, 1985. 

Waymond Will “Bill” Reid

March 30, 2013

Waymond Will “Bill” Reid age 87, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home, in Starkville.
Bill Reid was born August 21, 1925, in Pheba, to the late Ventrice Montgomery and Quay Reid.
Mr. Reid worked as a Bundle Boy at Knickerbocker & Big Yank, Manufacturing. He worked as custodian for First Baptist Church for 17 years and then at Sunflower Food Store. Mr. Reid was a member of West End Baptist Church and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. Waymond Will Reid married Allie Mae Hollis January 22, 1955 at Eupora.

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