November 14th, 2011
Bramlett, Baker Engagement
Terri Barksdale of Caledonia, and Lonnie Bramlett of West Point, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alicia Joyce Bramlett, to William Baker, son of Stephen and Angela Baker of Mantee.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Stanley and Elizabeth Bramlett of West Point, and Lois Johnson of Columbus, and the late Doris Atkins.
She is a 2009 graduate of West Point High School, and is continuing her education at Vaughn's Beauty School and East Mississippi Community College.
Larry Gene Britt
Larry Gene Britt, age 56, of Lenoir City, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at his home.
Tori Eliis had a triple double Friday night as Hebron Christian School snapped a three-game losing skid with a 62-50 win over AA West Memphis.
Ellis knocked down 28 points, grabbed 20 rebound and blocked 10 shots in arguably her most complete performance so far this season.
Head coach William Cotton says the girls are coming around and looking like they should, a playoff ball club.
â€śOur shooting percentage was up tonight, thatâ€™s what we need to have every night,â€ť he said. â€śBut thereâ€™s still room to improve.â€ť
West Point head football coach Chris Chambless got right to point at halftime. The Green Wave led 21-14 at the break over Neshoba Central and Chambless kept it short and sweet.
â€śThis is the playoffs, you better step it up or youâ€™re going home,â€ť he said. â€śWhat else do you say?â€ť
The boys heard it loud and clear.
TUPLEO â€“ Arrington Lenoir and Daryl Thomas combined for 49 points Thursday night, but after four periods of play, West Point just didnâ€™t have enough in the tank as the Green Wave lost in OT to the Tupelo Golden Wave 82-76 in day two of the Tupelo Tip-Off Classic.
West Point had an eight point lead heading into the fourth quarter, before Tupelo began chipping away, and eventually cutting the deficit 67-65 with less than two minutes to play. Antonio Green sank five points including a pair of free-throws with 10 ticks left to play.
By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
One by one, 16 senior football players made the slow walk across McAllister Field at West Point High School Friday night, with each player being accompanied by his family for Senior Night festivities.
After the 16th player was introduced just prior to West Pointâ€™s season finale, he kissed his mother, turned, and found the rest of his senior teammates. Thatâ€™s when the entire group gathered together and sprinted to the center of the field to be with the 17th senior, Tyler Wallace.
Oak Hill opened up the ball game with back-to-back three pointers by transfer AJ Jones.
Fans knew it was a good sign as the Raiders rolled out 20 points in the first quarter on their way to the first win of the season, 54-42 over Kirk Academy.
Jones finished 4-of-4 from behind the arch in the first quarter as the Raiders scored 14 unanswered points to take control 20-6 after the first intermission. Brian Middleton said he was a little surprised by the fast start.
For a few minutes late in the fourth quarter, Oak Hill girls basketball coach Stan Hughey got a little nervous. He watched as the Lady Raiders, who led 36-24 heading into the final period, allowed Kirk to comeback and send it into overtime.
Five points in the last minute of OT by the Lady Raiders, including the go ahead jumper by Maegen Ellis, gave Oak Hill the victory, 47-45 in their home debut.
Gail Montgomery-Yukon passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, after a long series of illnesses.
Gail Montgomery-Yukon was born 65 years ago in West Point. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 35 years, Ron Yukon, as well as countless people around the country who knew her as a friend, mentor, counselor and teacher. She is also survived by her brothers: Roger L. Montgomery (Paulette) of Pascagoula, and Pete Montgomery (Libby) of West Point; seven nieces and nephews, and seven great nieces.
Roy Lee Elliot
Roy Lee Elliot, age 59, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Park Ridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Funeral services are Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. from Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church, with the Rev. Robert Shamlin-Traylor officiating. Burial will follow in Muldrow Baptist Church Cemetery in Starkville.
Visitation is Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, from 2 â€“ 5 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.