March 20th, 2012
Mary Olema Hankins Poss
Mary Olema Hankins Poss, age 92, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Mary Olema Hankins Poss was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Itawamba County/Fulton, to the late Delphia L. Spencer and Melvin Curtis Hankins. She was a secretary for Bryan Foods. She was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. Mary Olema Hankins Poss married Billy Barton Poss Nov. 15, 1947, in Aberdeen, he preceded her in death Sept. 23, 1985.
Thurman Broughton Parish
Thurman Broughton Parish, age 90, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Peachtree Village in Brandon, with his wife Geneva, three daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren at his side.
Dr. Joe K. Stephens
Dr. Joe K. Stephens, age 80, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012, at Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.
Dorothy Dean Walters
Dorothy Dean Walters, age 52, passed away March 2, 2012, at her residence, in Saltillo.
Dorothy Dean Walters was born Feb. 9, 1960, in Starkville, to Myrtle Stone O'Rourke and the late Tommie Nation. She was a customer service person and was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Her husband Carl Walters preceded her in death May, 1992.
Funeral services were Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Brother Frank Breaux officiating assisted by Brother Lynn Hughes. Burial followed in Big Springs/Enon Cemetery in Clay County.
Stephenson receives bridal shower
Bride-to-be Katy Stephenson was given a bridal shower Feb. 19, by Mr. and Mrs. Jason Gilliand and Jacie and Kadence. The room was decorated in daffodils, bells of Ireland, narcissus and an old fashioned bridal wreath. The flowers came from Doni Lucius, grandmother of the bride. Guest enjoyed sampling recipes that spanned three generations of family cooks. The food table was topped with a beautiful bride doll belonging to the bride-to-be. Pictured are,(from left) Laurie Stephenson, Katy Stephenson, Doni Lucius, and seated is Wilma Wright.
Beckner, Dempsey Wedding
Arlis and Cheryl O'Brian of West Point, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Mindi Dempsey, to Brian Beckner, son of Sonya and Larry Forrester of West Point and the late Brian Beckner.
The bride is the granddaughter of Mimi Mays of Altamount, Ill., and the late Garry Mays.
She received military training at Camp Shelby.
She is currently employed with Car Mart of Columbus.
The groom is the grandson of Judy Calhoun of Calif.
He is a graduate of West Point High School.
Kathleen Miller Jaco
Kathleen Miller Jaco, age 94, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Ga.
Mrs. Jaco was born Dec. 3, 1917, in West Point, to the late Robert Esmond and Madeline Christopher Miller.
McGlohn, Ezzell Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Russell McGlohn of Birmingham, Ala., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Robyn Shurlds McGlohn to Thomas Cory Ezzell, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Robert Moon, Sr. of Spartanburg, S.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wayne Ezzell of Pacolet, S.C.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. Albert Maury Shurlds, Sr. of Maben, and the late Mrs. Mildred Freeman Shurlds, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lee McGlohn of West Point.
Susan L. McFarland
Susan L. McFarland, age 91, of Bay Springs, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services are Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at 11 a.m. from Bay Springs Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Bay Springs City Cemetery.
Mrs. McFarland is remembered by her family as being wholly dedicated to her family and to her church. At age 5, she gave her first violin concert. In her adult life, she was a member of the Bay Springs Music Lovers Club, an avid tennis player, and an active member of the womenâ€™s group at the Bay Springs Presbyterian Church.
Gertrude Hurst Norris
Gertrude Hurst Norris, age 87, passed away, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Gertrude Hurst Norris was born June 4, 1924, in Clay County, to the late Laura Stringfellow and George Barnett Hurst. Mrs. Norris was a homemaker and a member of West End Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, West Point Martha Chaper #53. Gertrude Hurst Norris married
Thomas Avery Norris Sr., April 12, 1942, in Mantee. He preceded her in death Nov.21, 2002.