June 29th, 2011
Rose Marie Ellis Dean
Rose Marie Ellis Dean, age 61, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo, Miss.
Rose Marie Ellis Dean was born April 14, 1950, in Holmes County to the late Elsie Grantham and Earl Ellis. She was a bank teller for over 30 years. She was a member of Siloam Baptist Church serving as choir director. She was also a Weight Watchers leader in the Cairo Community.
The West Point Advanced 18-U tennis team have been serving nothing but aces all summer.
In five matches this season, West Point is 4-0, dropping only two sets in the first series against Columbus 3-2 in their first meeting of the season.
The other three matches have been shutouts.
â€śWe have a great team of young players,â€ť head coach Julia Ready said. Â â€śThe team works very hard to try to win every game and I think this strategy has helped them to be undefeated so far. They are all very busy with different activities but have managed to fit tennis in.â€ť
Fred E. Hargrove
Fred E. Hargrove, age 60, passed away, Saturday, June 25, 2011, at his home in West Point.
Fred Eugene Hargrove was born April 21, 1951, in Memphis, Tenn., to Lois Elizabeth Carpenter Hargrove and the late Andrew Harold Hargrove. Mr. Hargrove was a lumber inspector for Seitz Lumber Company for 14 years and also a truck driver.
Mr. Hargrove was a member of First Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during the Vietnam War. He was a loving family man. Fred Eugene Hargrove married Deborah Kesler Hargrove on June 26, 1976, in Abbeville, Miss.
Bessie Long Hewlett
Bessie Long Hewlett, age 83, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, at her residence in Oxford. Miss.
Funeral services are today, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at 2 p.m. from Clear Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Lipe officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery.
Visitation is today, at 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
Born in West Point, Miss., Mrs. Hewlett was a homemaker and a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church in Oxford, Miss. She was preceded in death by her sons, Jerry Wayne Long and Jimmy Larry Long.
The West Point High School boys basketball team wrapped up another solid camp last week at Itawamba Community College.
With three teams in the field, the Green Wave had plenty of chances to showcase their talents on the floor against some of the top teams in the region including Okolona, Tupelo, Hamilton and Shannon.
White Honored with Graduation Party
Edwards, Davenport Engagement
Mrs. Earline Edwards of West Point, is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Yolanda A. Edwards, daughter of the late James Monroe Edwards Sr., to Wavie C. Davenport Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wavie C. Davenport Sr., of Prairie.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Willie and LeAnna Gibson and the late Aaron and Essie Edwards.
Crosswhite, Doxey Engagement
Dr. and Mrs. Ronnie Crosswhite of Tupelo, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Elise Crosswhite, to Ralph Hindman Doxey Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Doxey of Holly Springs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Crosswhite of Prairie and the late Mr. Joe T. Crosswhite and Mrs. Jimmie Faye Knox of Houston and the late Mr. Melvin Jack Knox.
Stafford. Oakes Engagement
Wanda Moore of West Point, and James L. Stafford of Columbus, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jena Noel Stafford, to Kenneth Oakes, son of Timothy and Marian Oakes of West Point.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Clara and Jerry Castle of West Point, Nan Ricket of Columbus, and James Lee Stafford of West Point.
She holds an Associate's degree in Elementary Education and is continuing her education at Mississippi University for Women.
She is currently employed with Carl Hogan Automotive.