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Rev. Cecil Pumphrey

TUPELO – The Rev. Cecil Marion Pumphrey, 77, died at his residence in Tupelo on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, after a prolonged illness. The Rev. Pumphrey was born on Dec. 3, 1936, in Chickasaw County to Charlie Marion and Lucille Davis Pumphrey He was a Minister of the Gospel for over 50 years. He began his […]

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Joann Craig

HOUSTON – Oh, what a joyous celebration Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, 2014, when Gran was reunited with T at heaven’s entrance. Joann was born to William Turner and Corrine Wiygul Ray in Tupelo on Dec. 16, 1930. After graduating from Houston High School, she acquired her master’s degree in education from the University of Mississippi. […]

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ICC offers QuickConnect

High school or GED graduates, adult learners and transfer students who plan to enter Itawamba Community College for the 2014 spring semester in January will have an opportunity to participate in an upcoming QuickConnect session at the Tupelo Campus. The come-and-go session is scheduled for Jan. 11 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Student Support Center. […]

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FUNKY FIND: Christmas nutcracker collection

Special to the Chickasaw Journal By Jenna Leigh Aldridge HOUSTON – I love Christmas. I know, it isn’t a huge revelation. A lot of people say it is their favorite time of year. Just like anything else, there are those people who go a little crazy. Entire shows are dedicated to insane Christmas light displays […]

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Tupelo officer released from hospital

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Police Officer Joseph Maher was released from North Mississippi Medical Center Tuesday morning, eight days after being critically wounded in a shootout. “I was encouraged, when I saw him this morning, at how well he was doing and how strong he was looking,” Police Chief Bart Aguirre […]

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Vivian Henton

TUPELO – Vivian Venell “Nell” Mask Henton, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born in the Pontocola community of Pontotoc County on Oct. 27, 1928, to William S. Mask and Lois Dorothy King Mask. She lived her entire life in this area, where she worked […]

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Robert Gaston

TUPELO – Robert Lee Gaston, 55, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 30, 1957, to Robert and Lula Gaston in Tupelo. He joined Second Baptist M.B. Church in Houlka at an early age and remained a member until he was called home. Services will be […]

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FBI: Gunman dead

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Police Sgt. Gale Stauffer’s widow and mother joined hands Sunday morning as they entered the BancorpSouth Arena to gather in a circle with other family and Tupelo police officers to pray. Minutes later, they stood alongside FBI Special Agent in Charge for Mississippi Daniel McMullen as he […]

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FBI connects dead robber in Arizona to Tupelo crimes

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – An armed gunman who died Saturday during an attempted robbery in Phoenix, Ariz., is likely the same suspect accused of shooting two Tupelo police officers Monday, killing one and critically injuring the second, after robbing a bank. FBI investigators linked the Tupelo case to another bank robbery in Atlanta that […]

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Mildred Gore

TUPELO – Mildred Kitchen Gore, 87, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born May 14, 1926, to Richard Alvin and Vernie Gault Kitchen. A lifelong Lee Countian, she was a homemaker and a member of Faith Assembly of God where she enjoyed her ladies group […]

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TUPELO – Evangelynn Adele Burks Hayden, 49, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Jan. 26, 1964, to Annie Coleman Burks. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Verona Church of Christ. Bro. Wayne Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Gardens. Williams Memorial […]

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Dorothy Owen

TUPELO – Dorothy Jean “”Honey”” Owen, 68, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born in Arkansas. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Coleman Temple in Verona. The Rev. Frederick Adams will officiate. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include three daughters, […]

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Maxine Murphree

TUPELO – Maxine Linn Murphree, 89, a Houston native, passed away early Sunday morning, Nov. 3, 2013, at AvonLea Assisted Living & Retirement Community in Tupelo. Maxine was born March 6, 1924, the oldest daughter of Emma Boyce and W.J. “”Willie Jim”” Linn and the granddaughter of Nannie Virginia Westbrook and Finus Harris Linn. Maxine […]

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Natural horsemanship promotes leadership

  By Linda Breazeale MSU Ag Communications TUNICA – A decade after watching her first demonstration of Pat Parelli’s natural horsemanship techniques, Katie Cagle was in the arena with her horse for some personal instruction from the world-renowned horseman. Cagle has experienced many equine challenges throughout more than 10 years in 4-H and a lifetime […]

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