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December 15th

Walter E. Stokes III

December 15, 2010

Walter E. Stokes III

Walter E. Stokes III, age 86, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Washington Care, Greenville, Miss., surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services for Walter E. Stokes III, are noon, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Trinity United Methodist Church of Greenville, Miss. Burial is in Greenville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

December 14th

Donna Bingham Barmore

December 14, 2010

Donna Bingham Barmore

Donna Bingham Barmoe, age 51, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at her residence in Maben, Miss.
She was a volunteer worker for the American Red Cross and an active member of the Double Springs Baptist Church.
Memorial services are Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at 2 p.m. from the Double Springs Baptist Church in Okibbeha County, with burial in the Clear Springs Cemetery at a later date.

Martha B. Williams

December 14, 2010

Martha B. Williams

Martha B. Williams, age 76, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Mrs. Williams was born July 2, 1934, to Shelton Brand and Mildred Goodwin Brand in Parchman, Miss. She lived most of her life in Monroe County. Mrs. Williams graduated from Houston High School and Draughn's Business College. She was a self employed therapist, a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and a charter member of the Aberdeen Jr., Women's League.

December 13th

Taylor, Ewing Engagement

December 13, 2010

Taylor, Ewing Engagement

Genice D. Brown and Eddie Brown Sr. of Cedar Bluff and Kenneth D. Taylor Sr. of Starkville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Nichole Taylor to Jay Tavaras Ewing, son of James and Barbara Ewing of Mantee.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Richard R. Deanes Sr. and the late Susie Mae Deans and the late China N. Taylor Sr. and Almeda Taylor of Starkville.
She is a graduate of West Point High School and Itawamba Community College.
She is currently employed with Starkville Manor Health Care.

December 11th

Lady Raiders crush Manchester

December 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Lady Green Wave defense put on a show on Friday night, giving the home crowd a second straight win here in West Point as they defeated Aberdeen 55-33.
Most of Aberdeen’s scoring came in the last quarter, and by the time they were able to put some real points on the board, Kelsei Ewings and the Lady Wave had already mounted a sizable lead.
In the first quarter, West Point came out exploding on both sides of the ball. Ewings led the offense to 17 points in the first period, and the defense held Aberdeen to just five points.

Lady Wave take second straight at home

December 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Lady Green Wave defense put on a show on Friday night, giving the home crowd a second straight win here in West Point as they defeated Aberdeen 55-33.
Most of Aberdeen’s scoring came in the last quarter, and by the time they were able to put some real points on the board, Kelsei Ewings and the Lady Wave had already mounted a sizable lead.
In the first quarter, West Point came out exploding on both sides of the ball. Ewings led the offense to 17 points in the first period, and the defense held Aberdeen to just five points.

Manchester’s Peaster too much for Raiders in district match

December 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Things did not start well for the Oak Hill Academy Raiders on Friday night, and by they time they got the offense going, district rival Manchester had already run up a huge lead in the 54-31 loss to the Mavericks at home.
The Raiders got credit for their first district win on Tuesday, after Winston Academy forfeited the scheduled match to Oak Hill. Friday night was the first time Oak Hill has been on the court against a district opponent this season.

Hebron girls stay unbeaten in home win

December 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Make it 13 in a row to start the season for the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles. On Friday night, the girls took the court against district rival Immanuel, and the Lady Eagles cruised to a 45-31 victory over the Lady Rams to make it a perfect 13-0 start to the season.
In the first two quarters, the Lady Rams were in the ball game, scoring 10 points in the first 16 minutes of play. Hebron, however, was that much better with 27 points in the first two periods, taking a 27-20 lead into the half.

Eagles fall to Rams at home

December 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Eagles (7-2; 1-1) were looking to stay undefeated in district play on Friday night, but they could not score consistently against the Rams, as Immanuel took the league game 44-33.
Carlton Clay, who had scored over 100 points in his last three games, had only three on the night for Hebron.
The Eagles were led in scoring by Will Corbin Rogers, who put up 12 points on the night for the Eagles. David Kinard scored eight, and Kevin Simmons also had three. Taylor Coggins and Chad Smith both scored two points.

December 10th

Robert “Bob” Cooper

December 10, 2010

Robert “Bob” Cooper

Robert “Bob” Cooper, age 75, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of West Point, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. He was born Feb. 20, 1935, to the late George and Cecilia Gosselin Cooper.
Mr. Cooper joined the United States Navy at the age of 17 and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer after more than 26 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean and Viet Nam Conflicts. Besides the U.S. Navy, he enjoyed reading, cooking, fishing, playing cards and was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees.

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