January 26th, 2015
John Hamilton Stone, Jr. 91, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at River Place Nursing Center in Amory. He was born November 10, 1923 in Okolona to John Hamilton Stone, Sr. and Ida M. Gregory Stone of Okolona. He was a graduate of Okolona High School. While waiting on his appointment to the US Naval Academy, he attended Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi. He was a Class of 1947 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and joined the U.S. Navy upon graduation. He married his sweetheart, Mary Louise Millard of West Point on June 9, 1946.
Leon Carroll Provencher, age 83, of West Point passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Dugan Memorial Home.
He was born in Vermont, March 12, 1931, to the late Grace Bennett and Romeo Provencher. He retired from the U.S. Navy where he was a Chief Aviation Store Keeper. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of West Point.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Robinson Chapel with Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jimmy Donahoo, Tony Rosetti, Bill MacLean, Tommy Henley, Bucky Kellogg.
Lt. Colonel Henry Jackson Kornegay Jr., age 95, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at his residence in Anaheim, Calif. Lt. Colonel Kornegay was born Feb. 19, 1919, in West Point, the son of the late Henry Jackson and Harriet McFadden Kornegay, Sr. Lt. Colonel Kornegay graduated from West Point High School in 1927, where he was President of the Senior Class. He attended the University of Mississippi â€śOle Missâ€ť from 1938 through the Spring of 1941, where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He entered his military service Sept.
Mary Woods Shaffer, age 62, of West Point passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.
She was born in Shaw, Dec. 22, 1952, to Susie Woods Hardy and the late Leepold Woods. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service in April 2013. She was a member of Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church.
Funeral services, were Saturday, Jan 17, 2015, at Mt. Pleasant Church with Rev. Robert Shamblin officiating. Burial followed in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rockiell Woods, Braci Askew, Ruben Woods, James Wadlington, Jr., Aaron Woods and Thedford Woods.
Annie Mae Cromwell Barnes age 90, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, from Antioch M.B. Church in Maben, with Rev. Erusia Culpepper officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 2015, at Antioch M.B. Church, Maben.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
By Donna Summerall
PHEBA â€” Hebron Christian School in Pheba is home to the new Hebron Anchor Club. The club had its first meeting in December and installed officers Thursday night at the school.
The Anchor Club, a community service based organization sponsored by local Pilot Clubs, seeks to facilitate aid among homes, school and community through its student membership. The new Hebron chapter came as the result of those in local Pilot organizations.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
With growth comes growing pains, and one of the pains residents may have dealt with during the dirt hauling process of the construction of Yokohama Tire is damaged roads. There may be an end in sight for residents, however, as the Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to begin the process of repairing Barton Ferry Road, Town Creek Road and North Eshman Avenue at its meeting Thursday.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
A West Point man was sentenced to seven years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a drive-by shooting as the January Clay County Circuit Court term came to a close Friday.
Charles Saul, Jr., 22, of Grove Street in West Point, pleaded guilty to drive-by shooting and was sentenced Friday to serve 15 years in MDOC with eight years suspended. Saul opened fire on two cars in June 2013, causing damage to both of them, according to the incident report. The drivers of the cars were not injured.
East Mississippi Community College President Rick Young will wrap up a career spanning more than 40 years this summer.
Young announced Tuesday his intent to retire from EMCC, effective June 30. Young joined the community college staff 40 years ago, according to an EMCC media release issued Tuesday, and spent a total of about 42 years in education.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a $25,000 match for a Small Community Air Service Development Program grant to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTRA) at its meeting tomorrow.
The airport received the $750,000 grant in October, and required a $500,000 community match among the entities sharing GTRA. West Point and Clay Countyâ€™s share of the match was $50,000 to be split between the city and county, and the West Point Board of Selectmen voted at its Jan. 13 meeting to participate.