Archive | December, 2012

Johnny Simmons

WEST POINT – Johnny Smith Simmons, 64, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at his daughter’s home in Jackson. He was born May 24, 1948, in West Point to Margaret Willis and Smith Doyle Simmons. He worked as a licensed appraiser. He was of the Baptist faith. Services will be at 10 a.m. today […]

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Chickasaw Journal delivered today

The Christmas holidays have pushed the delivery date for this week’s Chickasaw Journal from Wednesday to Thursday. The newspaper was printed a day late to allow production crews to spend Christmas Day with their families and the staff and employees of the Chickasaw Journal appreciate your patience. If you do not have a newspaper in […]

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HOLIDAY HOOP: Houlka at Baldwyn, Houston at Booneville

There is plenty of holiday hoops to go around this week. Booneville, Baldwyn and Alcorn Central are hosting three of the biggest events. The Baldwyn Rotary Classic goes today and Friday with six games each day. Unbeaten Baldwyn faces Houlka and Shannon in the 7:30 nightcaps each night. Mooreville and Houlka play at 4:30 p.m. […]

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Dwight Barnett

DERMA – Dwight Barnett died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1956, in Vardaman to Milton and Martha Barnett. He was carpenter and electrician, and a member of the Thorn Church of God. He served in the National Guard for nine years. A memorial service will be at 2 […]

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Katherine Foster

SHANNON – Katherine Smith Foster, 87, died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born on June 25, 1925, in Chickasaw County to Edd and Fisher Smith.   She attended school at Mary Holmes Junior College in West Point, where she graduated from high school. She married George Foster on […]

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Henry Wright

  HOUSTON – Henry Wright, 93, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Floy Dyer Nursing Home in Houston. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem M.B. Church in Houston. Burial will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will […]

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Rainy highway prompts fatal accident north of Okolona

SHANNON – A 25-year-old Baldwyn woman has died from injuries sustained in an accident on Highway 245 around noon Christmas Day. Authorities said Amanda Autrey was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband, Timothy Autrey, that hydroplaned. Amanda Autrey died at 2:30 p.m. at North Mississippi Medical Center from injuries sustained in the […]

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2012 Daily Journal All-Area Team

First-team 1. Ashton Shumpert RB, IAHS, Sr. Indians’ 4-star RB/DB rushed for 1,796 yards and 25 TDs despite missing the first three games. 2. Chris Jones DE, Houston, Sr. The Mississippi State commit led the Hilltoppers with 11.4 tackles per game and was MVP of Alabama-Mississippi Classic. 3. Boston Newsome RB, New Albany, Sr. Rushed […]

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Chickasaw Journal to be delivered Thursday

The Christmas holidays have pushed the delivery date for this week’s Chickasaw Journal from Wednesday to Thursday. The newspaper was printed a day late to allow production crews to spend Christmas Day with their families and the staff and employees of the Chickasaw Journal appreciate your patience.If you do not have a newspaper in your […]

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Kansas turkey hunt inspires kidney donation

LOCAL FOLKS: Kansas turkey hunting trip inspires kidney donation by Chris Kieffer/NEMS Daily Journal Avid turkey hunter Rob Robinson displays his record-setting Eastern turkey at his home near Eupora. Robinson recently donated a kidney to a friend he met while turkey hunting in Kansas. (C. Todd Sherman) WEBSTER COUNTY – Rob Robinson’s first meeting with […]

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Lois Spencer

OKOLONA – Lois Ailene Spencer, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Chickasaw County, she was born March 13, 1930, in Chickasaw County to Zeke Reeves and Allie Mae Hood Reeves. She married George William Spencer on Dec. 22, 1951, and they shared 29 years of marriage […]

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Katherine Shuler

PONTOTOC – Alice Katherine Shuler, 80, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born March 28, 1932, to Flora Blansett Higginbotham and Jack Higginbotham of Houston. She worked all her life as a seamstress in the garment and furniture industries. She loved flowers, quilting, gospel music and her […]

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Benjamin James

OKOLONA – Benjamin James, 69, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home.  

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Annette McPherson

ECRU – Annette Thomas McPherson, 70, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at her home. She was born Feb. 14, 1942, in Bruce to Buster and Jettie Thomas. She was a graduate of Ellard High School. She was a longtime seamstress in the garment and furniture industries and a grocery store owner. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, […]

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