March 22nd, 2011
June Edwards Drummond
June Edwards Drummond went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 20, 2011, while being hospitalized at Northeast Mississippi Medical Center after a long and valiant battle with heart disease.
She was born June 1, in Tupelo, and married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, William Drummond, for 30 years.
Doyle E. Brooks
Doyle E. Brooks Sr., age 72, passed away, Friday, March 18, 2011 North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss..
Hill and Dickey Honored with Engagement Party
Amy Hill and Hamilton Dickey, were honored with an engagement party Jan. 29, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Millard. The Millard home was decorated throughout with fresh cut arrangements featuring hydrangea, snapdragons bells of Ireland, stargazer lilies and roses accentuated with genestra.
Guests were greeted by the prospective bride and groom and then enjoyed a buffet dinner.
Neil Blansett, 73, passed away, Friday, March 18, 2011, at his home in Pheba. Neil Blansett was born May 16, 1937, in Clay County, to the late Sallie Liza Russell Blansett and Ollie M. Blansett. He was a Panel Welder for Babcock and Wilcox Company for 30 years and a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Omar Neil Blansett married Barbara Watson June 12, 1959, at Pheba.
By Bryan Davis
The season is still early for the three area baseball teams. West Point, Oak Hill and Hebron Christian will all be participating in Spring Break baseball later this week, hoping to get better prepared for the road ahead.
That road is going to be paved with a lot of crucial district games for all three teams, but the three clubs have shown early on that they are ready to make a playoff run.
Joseph Joshua Stevens Jr.
Joseph Joshua Stevens Jr., age 71, died on March 14, 2011, after a brave battle with cancer. Joshua Stevens Jr. was born March 13, 1940, in Mobile, Ala., to Joseph J. Stevens and Anna Mae â€śBootsieâ€ť Smith Stevens.
Rena Cunningham, age 80, passed away, Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.
Rena Guest Cunningham was born Dec. 1, 1930, in Greenwood, Miss., to the late Polly Ann Mims Guest and Howard Erskins Guest. Mrs. Cunningham was a seamstress at Knickerbocker and later Big Yank for 30 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Rena Mae Guest Cunningham was married Erle C. Cunningham, who predeceased her Nov. 8, 1974.
James Richard "Ricky" Smith
By Bryan Davis
Already with a win on Friday night, against Columbus, the West Point Diamond Wave baseball team (4-1) returned to the field on Saturday afternoon for a match with Hamilton. The Green Wave won for the second time in as many days in a 6-4 comeback victory.
Following their 6-2 Friday night win, the Green Wave sent Leroy Calvert to the hill on Saturday. Calvert pitched a complete game, throwing seven innings, walking none. He struck out six batters, and only three of the four runs he allowed were earned.
Kicking off their spring season, the Rip Squad 10u baseball team won back to back tournaments. They won the Hansberger Spring Fling in Pontotoc and then the 82 Challenge Spring Fling held in Philadelphia. Pictured from left are Jon Austin Roberts, Payton Springfield, Bo Spencer, Nate Lamkin, Brandon Gilliland, Beau Bates, Deveun Nance, Tres Gammill and Blayze Berry. Not pictured is Chance Goley. Congratulations Rip Squad on a great start to your season!