January 4th, 2011
Robert E. Hemphill
Robert E. Hemphill, age 88, passed away, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, North Mississippi Medical Center, West Point. Robert E. Hemphill was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Columbus, Miss., to the late Florence Marie Stafford and Samuel Nathan Hemphill. He was a Textile Mill Operator for Fruit of the Loom for 58 years. Mr. Hemphill was a member of Garden Baptist Church in Aliceville, Ala., where he was still an active Deacon. Robert E. Hemphill married Maggie Reed Hemphill on Oct. 11, 1941, in Fayette, Ala., she preceded him in death Mar. 27, 1995.
By Bryan Davis
The Hebron Christian Lady The Oak Hill Academy Raiders are going to be back on the court this week for the first time since the holiday break. They will be showcasing their talents down at the Kirk Academy Tournament on Thursday, hoping to play both Friday and Saturday as well.
Head coach Brian Middleton says that his team has battled multiple illnesses over the holidays, but heâ€™s hoping the extended rest will transmit into a refreshed Raider club come Thursday.
â€śWeâ€™re really looking forward to the second part of the season,â€ť said Middleton on Monday.
By Bryan Davis
Thanks to a good showing at the Immanuel Christian Tournament last week, the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles will not have to re-enter the basketball season on a two-game losing streak.
The Lady Eagles had been defeated by Leake and Oak Hill, consecutively, to end the portion of the season prior to Christmas, but they returned for two games in last weekâ€™s tourney and got two wins.
They will take that momentum into tonightâ€™s match against Winston Academy.
By Bryan Davis
On Saturday, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-4) finished off a fine season by capturing a 52-14 victory over Michigan in the Progressive Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.
Helping to put the icing on the cake was former West Point standout Michael Carr. Carrâ€™s 31-yard touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter of the blowout might have gotten lost in the other six MSU scored on the day, but the score was more than just six points to the freshman.
It was Carrâ€™s first career college touchdown.
December 31st, 2010
Ruby Steele Henley
Ruby Steele Henley, age 97, passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at the Community Hospice-Darlington Oaks, in Verona, Miss.
Ruby Steele Henley was born Dec. 23, 1913 in Chickasaw County, Miss. to the late Ollie Carter Pate and Raymond L. Steele. Mrs. Henley was a seamstress for Knickerbocker Manufacturing Company for 30 years. She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.
Ruby Sanders, age 84, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Dugan Memorial Home.
She was born Nov. 14, 1926, to the late Melvin McCully and Allien Davies. She was a member of Siloam Baptist Church and she worked at Blazon for several years.
Graveside services are today, Friday Dec. 31, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery in Winston County, with Rev. Payton Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation is today from 10 - 11 a.m. at Robinson Funeral Home.
Odessa Fears. age 88, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Funeral services are Sunday, Jan. 2, 2010, at noon from Third Union M.B. Church in Prairie Miss.
Visitation is Saturday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Carter Funeral Home in West Point, Miss.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wollie R. Stapp
Wollie R. Stapp, age 64, of Columbus died Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at his home in Columbus.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gunter & Peel Funeral Home.
Visitation is Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, from 5 â€“ 8p.m. at Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. Funeral services are Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Gunter & Peel Chapel, with Tim Wilson and Aubrey Belue, officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Egger Cemetery in Caledonia, Miss.
Kenneth â€śMoteâ€ť Knight, age 70, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at the University Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.
Funeral services will be held at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Winona, MS, on Friday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Oakwood cemetery in Winona, Miss.
Walter L. Liebenow Jr.
Walter L. Liebenow Jr., age 61, of Starkville, Miss., passed away unexpectedly Monday Dec. 27, 2010, in Rock Hill, N.Y.
The son of the late Walter L. Liebenow Sr. and Grace Langley Liebenow, he was born Sept. 4, 1949. in Illion, N.Y.
Mr. Liebnow was Administrator of the Clay County Correctional Facility in West Point, Miss.