February 7th, 2014
John W. âBillâ Vest, 93, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the State Veterans Home in Kosciusko.
John W. âBillâ Vest was born in Stevenson, Ala., to the late Ella Mae Hart and James Horton Vest Sr. He was a farmer and former service station owner and was a member of the Baptist faith. Bill was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during WW II. He was awarded the Silver Star and was a Purple Heart recipient. John William Vest married Mildred Lucille Vaughn Vest on March 13, 1948. She preceded him in death Nov. 25, 1998.
Marian E. Bramlett, 82, passed away, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at West Point Community Living Center.
Marian E. Bramlett was born Sept. 11, 1932, in Stewart, to the late Tessie Murphy and Frank Velcek. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She married Prentiss Eugene Bramlett, Sr. Dec. 24, 1955, West Point, he preceded her in death Dec. 29, 2013.
Funeral services are Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, 10 a.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Olivia J. White Bernard of Pheba, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at NMMC in West Point, at the age of 83. Mrs. Bernard was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Clay County to the late James Oliver Johnson and Myrtis Norris Wooten. She worked as an inspector for Monty Glove Factory for many years and was a member of Pheba Baptist Church. Mrs. Bernard a member of the Clay County Home Demonstration Club, on the board of Pheba Volunteer Fire Department, the WMU at Pheba Baptist Church and a member of the DAR.
By Donna Summerall
Tree Planting Week has been celebrated by the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District for more than 40 years. The CCSWCD strives to promote the value of trees to the environment, economy, wildlife and public health. According to the CCSWCD, more than 300,000 trees have been given free of charge to residents to plant on their property.
This yearâs tree giveaway is from 8 a.m. - noon, Friday, Feb. 14, at the USDA Service Center on Highway 50 East.
BY MARY GARRISON
Struggling with addiction and mental health disorders can take its toll on any family, but staff of The Pines and Cady Hill Recovery Center in Columbus are working to help those affected to succeed and become healthy contributors to society.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Clay County is pulling up its sleeves in preparation for a new addition to its bridge dock at the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway port.
According to Clay County Grant Writer Phyllis Benson, the Clay County Board of Supervisors submitted an application to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) for a Multi Modal Port grant in March. This go around, she said, would be the fourth time the county has been awarded the grant.
The county was officially awarded the $84,000 grant in July.
John W. âBillâ Vest, age 93, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at State Veterans Home-Kosciusko..
Funeral services are Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is today, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, from 5 - 8 p.m. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Olivia J. White Bernard passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at NMMC in West Point at the age of 83.
Mrs. Bernard was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Clay County to the late James Oliver Johnson and Myrtis Norris Johnson. She worked as an Inspector for Monty Glove Factory for many years and was a member of Pheba Baptist Church. Mrs. Bernard was a member of the Clay County Home Demonstration Club, on the board of Pheba Volunteer Fire Department, the WMU at Pheba Baptist Church and a member of the DAR.
By Will Nations
Tony Craddeth scored 18 points, Tre Williams added 17, and the West Point Green Wave (21-5; 3-2 District 2-5A) outlasted the New Hope Trojans, 74-67, in a MHSAA District 2-5A game Tuesday night at West Point High School.
By Will Nations
Six West Point Green Wave football seniors signed their individual national letters of intent on National Signing Day Wednesday morning at West Point High School.
Aeris Williams was the main focus in the high schoolâs auditorium as the senior tailback finally inked with Mississippi State University after verbally committing to the Bulldogs in early August.
Though already verbally committed, Williams said he was still nervous when he made the announcement on the auditorium stage.