November 15th, 2011
Mary K. Keel
Mary K. Keel, born July, 26, 1934, to the late Ramond Marston Kirkwood and Irene Burns Kirkwood, passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at her home in Paragould, Ark. She was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Kirkwood Scott. She retired from AmSouth Bank in Birmingham. Ala. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paragould, Ark.
Oak Hill Academyâ€™s boys and girls basketball teams return to the hardwood tonight when they host regional rival heritage Academy.
The Lady Raiders have won four in a row including back-to-back wins over Kirk in OT, 47-45 and Indianola last week, 42-22.
Heritage had won three straight heading into the game before falling to Kemper Academy last night, 45-35.
The Raiders are 1-2 to start the season and are looking to bounce back after a tough loss from Indianola, 48-39. The Patriots have just started their season with a win, 57-21 over Kemper.
Doris Pate Champion
Doris Pate Champion, age 77, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Doris Elba Champion was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Webster County to the late Edna Trull Pate and John Wesley Pate. Mrs. Champion worked in bookkeeping and customer Service for Renasant and earlier the Peoples Bank for 19 years. She was a member of Old Aberdeen Road Church of Christ Family. Doris Pate Champion married Bobby Joe Champion April 16, 1954, in the Irish Colony of Clay County.
GREENVIILLE â€“Tied at 32 heading into the fourth quarter Monday night, Hebronâ€™s Lady Eagles had a six point lead with a little over five minutes left to play in the ball game, and then went ice cold before falling to MAIS Class AAA Washington School 47-40 on the road.
The Lady Eagles (3-5) failed to score in the last four minutes of the ball game. Hebron was outscored 15-8 in the final period.
KOSCIUSKO â€“ First year head girls basketball coach Murray Woody is pleased with his 2-2 record so far season. After playing their fourth game in eight days Saturday, the girls notched another victory, 57-45 over Kosciusko.
Woody talked about before the game how important it was for the girls to execute, they did that early and often. Each team had a dozen in the slow paced first quarter, but with the Lady Whippets playing in zone, Woody quickly pulled them out to build up a lead.
Allen, Wooten Engagement
Judge and Mrs. Thomas Wilsford Allen, of Lyon, Miss., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Martha Elizabeth Allen, to Matthew Evans Wooten, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robley Evans Wooten Jr., of West Point, Miss.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Isaac Clark and the late Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Maddox Allen.
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.