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June 7th, 2011

Thomas Leroy Stone

June 7, 2011

Thomas Leroy Stone

Thomas Leroy Stone, age 75, passed away, Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center, in West Point. Thomas Leroy Stone was born June 11, 1935, in to the late Florence Mixon Stone and William Travis Stone, Sr.
He was a truck driver. Mr. Stone attended the Baptist Church. He had served in the Mississippi Army National Guard several years. Thomas Leroy Stone was married to Dorothy Ereline Miller Stone who preceded him in death October 26, 2010.

Karen Fairley

June 7, 2011

Karen Fairley

Beverly Karen Fairley, age 58, of West Point, Miss., passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, at her residence.
Beverly Karen Fairley was born Nov. 15, 1952, in Indianola, Miss., to the late Cora Matheny and Walter Fairley. She worked for the Department of Human Services. She loved visiting with friends and family and she was affectionately called Grammy by her grandchildren.
Funeral services are today, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in Palo Alto Cemetery in Clay County.

Delma Lucille Snyder Cliett

June 7, 2011

Delma Lucille Snyder Cliett

Delma Lucille Snyder Cliett, age 91, of Starkville, Miss., passed away at Starkville Manor Nursing Home on Saturday, June 4, 2011. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church .
Mrs. Cliett was preceded in death by her husband, James Russell Cliett, and a daughter, Ann Cliett Palmer.
Mrs. Cliett is survived by her granddaughters: Dr. Kimberly Ray of Madison, Miss.; and Kelley Black of Louisville, Miss.; grandsons, Russ Palmer of Starkville, Miss.; and Brian Palmer of Huntsville, Ala.; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

June 6th

Father, Son Involved In Weekend Shooting

June 6, 2011

48-year-old Michael “Shane” McClure died Saturday night after allegedly being shot by his father, 69-year-old Walter Raymond McClure.
On Saturday around 11:22 p.m., West Point police officers were dispatched to the subdivision near Converse Dr. in West Point in reference to gunshots that were fired. Upon their arrival, officers encountered Michael McClure sprawled out across the driveway of 507 Converse Dr. with Walter McClure laying on top of him, according to Mike Burgess, head of investigations for the West Point Police Department.

June 4th

*Updated* Longtime county supervisor passes away

June 4, 2011

One of Clay County’s longest-serving elected officials passed away unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon.
David Winfield, who was running for the supervisor’s seat in District 5, a seat he held for more than 20 years, died Saturday from what was believed to be a heart attack.

June 2nd

Robert Jolly

June 2, 2011

Robert Jolly

Robert Emmitt Jolly, age 56, of Cedar Bluff, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2011. Funeral services were Thursday, May 26, 2011, at 11 a.m. from Culpepper Funeral Home Chapel in Kosciusko, Miss. Burial followed in Ebenezer Cemetery in Leake County.
Mr. Jolly was preceded in death by his mother, Mollie W. Jolly; two sisters: Linda Smith and Cheryl Goode; niece, Ashley Goode; and aunt, Hazel Jolly.

Kenneth Bryan “Shoe” Juckes

June 2, 2011

Kenneth Bryan “Shoe” Juckes

Kenneth Bryan “Shoe” Juckes, age 53, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, in McCondy, Miss.
Mr. Juckes was born Jan. 13, 1958, in Canada to Winston Bryan “Bing” Juckes and Margaret Wilda Moore Juckes. He was owner/operator of Shoe Transport and a retired professional jockey. He never met a stranger. He was a free spirit and lived life to the fullest.
Funeral services are today, Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Lampkin officiating. Houston Funeral Home in Houston, Miss., is in charge of the arrangements.

June 1st

The Greatest Generation: One man shares family's incredible story of World War II

June 1, 2011

The war veteran holds the piece of worn, tattered newspaper in his 90-year-old hands.

May 31st

Thomas, Nevins Exchange Vows

May 31, 2011

Thomas, Nevins Exchange Vows

Katharine Geonette Thomas and Reid Addison Nevins were united in marriage Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at First United Methodist Church in West Point, Miss. The 2 p.m. ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Jeffery Shannon and Minister Tim Wilson.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lamar Thomas of West Point, Miss. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Hollis M. Pendley of West Point, Miss., and the late Mr. Hollis M. Pendley, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leo C. Thomas.

May 24th

Clay County Man Dies After Vehicle Accident

May 24, 2011

56-year-old Robert Jolly of Cedar Bluff died Monday night after being struck by an 18-wheeler traveling east bound on U.S. Highway 82 near the Montgomery/Webster County line.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Jolly was standing in front of his 1996 Chrysler LHS that was parked on the northbound shoulder of the highway when the 2005 International 18-wheeler ran off the road and collided with Jolly's vehicle. The 18-wheeler was driven by 63-year-old Ben Cliett of Cedar Bluff, who was traveling east bound on Highway 82 around Pheba.

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