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August 24th, 2010

Mary Drake Batton Swoope

August 24, 2010

Mary Drake Batton Swoope

Mary Drake Batton Swoope, age 69, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Darlington Oakes in Verona.

Lecter Mae Boswell

August 24, 2010

Lecter Mae Boswell

Lecter Mae Boswell, age 82, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Oktibbeha County to the late Willie Wiley Jones and Lillie Jane Ray. She was a seamstress for Artex International for several years and a member of Siloam Baptist Church.
Graveside Services are today, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at 2 p.m. at West Point Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Payton Myers and Rev. Jearl Hunley officiating.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. today, at the funeral home.

August 23rd

Sara Dichiara

August 23, 2010

Sara Dichiara

Sara Dichiara, age 90, passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
She was born Aug. 15, 1920, in Cefalu, Sicily to the late Charlie Dichiara and Nettie Dichiara.

August 21st

WPHS football game vs. Columbus canceled

August 21, 2010

West Point High School's football game at Columbus high, scheduled for Sept. 3, has been canceled according to Steve Montgomery, Superintendent of West Point schools.
The cancellation stems from an issue with the MHSAA and the addition of a game against Mainland Fla., which takes place this Friday. In April, West Point officials applied for permission to add Mainland to the scheduled, giving West Point 12 regular season games, which is one over the allowed number of 11.

August 20th

Richard E. Nightingale

August 20, 2010

Richard E. Nightingale

Mr. Richard E. Nightingale, age 63, of West Point passed away Wednesday Aug. 18, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Mr. Nightingale was born in Chickasha, Okla., to the late Mr. Menno Nightingale and Mrs. Florence Nightingale. He was an owner of a trucking company and a member of the West Point Mennonite Church.
Funeral services for Mr. Nightingale are Sunday Aug. 22, 21010, at the West Point Mennonite Church at 10:30 a.m. with Errol Wedel, Mark Koehn, and Brad Wedel officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens.

August 19th

Gertrude Perry Pulliam

August 19, 2010

Gertrude Perry Pulliam

Gertrude Perry Pulliam, age 82, passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory.
Funeral services are Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at 3 p.m. from New Greater St Mark Outreach Ministry in Prairie, with the Elder Frank M. Bates Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Plain M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 1 – 2 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnny Lee Sid Powell Jr.

August 19, 2010

Johnny Lee Sid Powell Jr.

Johnny Lee Sid Powell Jr., age 62, passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle.
Funeral services are Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Strong Hill M.B. Church, with the Rev. George Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Strong Hill M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobbie Jean Dye Mercier Redus

August 19, 2010

Bobbie Jean Dye Mercier Redus

Bobbie Jean Dye Mercier Redus, age 70, passed away full of joy and peace on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. at the Dugan Memorial Home in West Point, to the waiting arms of so many.
A precious gift from God, she was born on Jan. 24, 1940, in Lambert, to the late Alma Higginbotham and Hiram Hillard “Pete” Dye.
Those left to celebrate her life include three daughters: Donna Reed (Mickey) Margaret Fretz (Greg), Casey Weathers (Ricky); one son, Robert Mercier (Tina), one step-son Tommy Redus (Darcy) all of West Point.

Raiders set for home match against Heritage

August 19, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last season, the Heritage Academy Patriots looked quite intimidating out of the gates. However, down the stretch, the team experienced nine straight losses to negate a 3-0 start.
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders are going to try to make it 10 consecutive loses on Friday night, and they will be trying to avenge an opening week loss to Heritage in 2009.
That loss was 47-14, and it set the tone for an 0-4 start for the Raiders.
The Patriots are going to be attempting a winning start, with a pretty formidable roster, which sports a little under 30 players.

Lady Raiders lose close one to Carroll

August 19, 2010

By Kristen Stevens
Daily Times Leader
Determined not to lose another land slide to district rival, Carroll Academy, Oak Hill Academy’s Lady Raiders (6-5) were ready and waiting when Carroll’s Lady Rebels came to West Point Tuesday. Coach Marion Bratton’s girls played like an altogether different team than they did in their August 5 match at Carroll, when they lost 0-10.

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