January 14th, 2013
Joey Perry, age 55, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point. Joseph Lynn Perry was born November 3, 1957, in West Point, to the late Sarah Louise Morris and Olen Pliny Perry. Joey Perry was a Certified Honda Motorcycle Technician and Parts Manager for Ellis Steel. He was of the Baptist Faith. He loved to ride his Harley Davidson Softail Custom and work on any motorcyle or four wheeler. Joey Perry married LisaÂ Carol Hamlin Perry August 25, 1989, in West Point.
Dicie Harris Fulgham age 87, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Oktibbeha Regional Medical Center in Starkville.
Dicie Delora Fulgham was born November 5, 1925, in Jasper, Ala., to the late Mary Alice Aldridge and Lucius Brack Harris. Mrs. Fulgham was a member of Trinity Baptist Church .and was a homemaker.Â Dicie Harris Fulgham married Tandy ElwoodÂ Fulgham March 16, 1946, in Starkville. He preceded her in death March 7, 2000.
Linda Nickles Davis, age 63, of Cedar Bluff, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Visitation is Wednesday, January 16, 2013, from noon - 1 p.m. at Lowndes Funeral Home of Columbus.
Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Yarber officiating. Interment will be in Egger Cemetery in Caledonia, with Lowndes Funeral Home of Columbus directing.
Robert â€śRudyâ€ť Henry age 86, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Robert Rudolph Henry was born June 17, 1926 in Mathiston, to the late Sylbia Jane Jones and Heron Otis Henry. Mr. Henry worked in the Material Department of Babcock & Wilcox Company for 26 years. Mr. Henry was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the West Point Lodge # 40,
Lois Sharp, age 88, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at St. Dominic Hospital, in Jackson.
Lois Sharp was born in St. Tammany Parish, La., April 24, 1924, to Rev. Wilson L. Sharp and Mary Fauntleroy Sharp.
She was preceded in death by both parents and sister Nellie Penton, and brother Donald Sharp. She is survived by three sisters: Miriam Elmore of West Point, Mattie R. Chalk of Anniston, Ala., Theda Howell of Raymond.
Lois Sharp retired from the Desoto Company in 1982, after 25 years of service.
Robert F. Cockrell, age 87, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Robert Franklin Cockrell was born October 4, 1925, in Clay County, to the late Fannie Turnage and Frank Cockrell. He retired from Weyerhaeuser of Jackson in 1986. Robert F. Cockrell was a member of Presbyterian faith. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Navy Hospital as a Corpsman having served during WW II. Robert F. Cockrell married Bonnie Tisdale Cockrell September 10, 1948, in Starkville.
David Gibbs had a gift for knowing when to speak.
Those who served with Gibbs during his political career, whether on the Clay County Board of Supervisors or at the state House of Representatives knew that when Gibbs got up to speak that he intended to say something important.
Clay County, as well as portions of Lowndes, Monroe and Oktibbeha Counties are mourning the loss of two great community leaders this winter.
State Senator Bennie Turner, who represented District 16 at the stateâ€™s capital passed away at 64 in early December.
On Sunday, constituents represented by David Gibbs in District 36 learned he too had died in Tupelo.
The two men were known locally as family men who used their talents to better their community at home as well as in their respective political offices.
The two deaths also represent a tremendous loss at the state level.
Nearly 1,000 caskets stored inside the West Point Casket Company could have went up in flames Friday after a fire broke out at the building but are all in tact along with the building, which received mostly fire damage to the roof.
The fire at the casket company, owned by Matthews Casket Company of Pittsburg, Penn., started around 5:04 Friday afternoon in the midst of the work crewsâ€™ installation of monitors in the building.
Twenty-one years ago, former Clay County Supervisor David Gibbs was elected by citizens of Clay, Lowndes and Monroe Counties to be the District 36 Representative in the state house legislature.
On Sunday, officials at the Northeast Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo confirmed that Gibbs had passed away.
He was 76.