November 8th, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Allen Burgess
Coy Jean Farley and Brad Allen Burgess were united in marriage at three oâ€™clock in the afternoon on June 26, 2010, at Maben Methodist Church. Officiating ministers were Rev. Scarlet Shepperd and Rev. Raleigh Richter.
â€śTippy" Stephens, age 75, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. "Tippy" Stephens was born June 10, 1935, in Ashland, Clay County Ala., to the late Myrthur Lydia Riddle and Cecil Marvin Jenkins. She worked in computer programing and was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. Stephens came to West Point in 1968, from Birmingham, Ala., where she lived for thirteen years. Sarah Jeanette "Tippy" Stephens married Dr. Joe K. Stephens on April 4, 1968, in Amory.
Hugh Milton Moore
Hugh Milton Moore, age 82, passed away, Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at his home, in the Palestine Community.
Hugh Milton Moore was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Montpelier to the late Maggie Lou Pate Moore and Charles Andrew Moore. Hugh M. Moore worked in management for Babcock & Wilcox Company for 38 years and was also a lifelong farmer. Hugh M. Moore married Ruth Alice Madison Moore on Oct. 5, 1951, in Prairie.
The family of mayor Scott Ross and city officials lashed out at a report published Thursday, which contained allegations that were â€śCompletely and utterly false,â€ť according to a statement released by Brian Kelley, who serves as the mayor's attorney.
The article, published in the Columbus Packet, a weekly newspaper that serves the Golden Triangle area, stated that Ross is currently receiving treatment in the Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hattiesburg, a claim denied vehemently by Kelly and others connected to Ross.
By Bryan Davis
The Hernando Tigers (7-5; 4-3) had to beat the West Point Green Wave (10-1; 7-0) on Friday night, in order to get into the playoffs. The Tigers felt good going into the half, trailing 7-0 to the red hot Wave, but hopes of a comeback were crushed by a stellar effort from LaKenderic Thomas in the second half.
West Point finished the night on top 21-14, sending Hernando home with its third district loss.
â€śTheyâ€™re a good football team,â€ť said West Point head coach Chris Chambless. â€śWe knew they were going to give us their A-game and their best shot tonight.â€ť
By Bryan Davis
LaKenderic Thomas sure knows how to put the cap on a good season. The senior running back for the West Point Green Wave had a terrific night on the ground, accounting for 262 rushing yards on 26 carries.
Three of those 26 carries made it into the end zone for touchdowns, as he helped lead the Green Wave to a perfect district record in 2010.
â€śHeâ€™s a machine,â€ť Chambless said. â€śHe runs the ball extremely hard, and he has a great attitude. He keeps everybody pumped up and ready to go.â€ť
Charlie Mae Carter
Charlie Mae Carter, age 62, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Hermon M.B. Church, with the Rev. George Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Stronghill Stockholder's Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 5 â€“ 7 p.m. at Stronghill M.B. Church.
Ora Lee Kilgore-Jones
Ora Lee Kilgore-Jones, age 62, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Funeral services are Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at 3 p.m. from Callahan M.B. Church in Woodland, the Rev. William Ivy will be officiating. Burial will follow in Callahan M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. from Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Jeanette Weathers Sanders
Jeanette Weathers Sanders, age 85, passed away at the Ennis Care Center in Ennis, Texas on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.
Mrs. Sanders was born in Atwood, Ala., on Mar. 20, 1925, to Alonzo Marcus and Dorena (Bingham) Weathers. She grew up in West Point and graduated from the West Point School System. On Dec. 3, 1945, she married William H. Sanders and they originally made their home in Baton Rouge, La. They lived in several different cities
Kaye Alexander, age 60, passed away, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at her residence in West Point.
Elizabeth Kaye Alexander was born Dec. 21, 1949, in Amory, to the late Bertie Lou Tate Shields and Elizie Byrd Shields.
Ms. Alexander was a loan officer and secretary for Renasant Bank where she began in 1978. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Point.