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Ray Ward

WOODLAND — Earnest Ray Ward, 77, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. He was born May 3, 1936, to Robert William Ward and Dora Dean Gaskin Ward. He was a retired foreman for Gulf States Ceramic Tile and a member of Parkway Baptist Church. He loved to hunt, fish and […]

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Joe Edd Hamilton

WOODLAND – Joe Edd Hamilton, 74, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at The Windsor Place in Columbus. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at New Prospect M.B. Church in Woodland. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery. Montgomery Mortuary of Houston is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 5 to […]

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Jannie Baskins

Jannie Baskins   WEST POINT – Jannie Lee Baskins, 89. formerly of Houston, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Clay County Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Johnny and Mittie Harrison. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Plain Church. She brought laughter to everyone. Services will be at […]

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Linda Foster

PONTOTOC – Linda A. Colon Foster, 52, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born March 2, 1961, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Bartlo Garcia Colon and Martha Ann Griffin Colon. She was a member of Black Zion Pentecostal Church. She worked at Franklin Corporation in Houston. Services will be […]

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CDF to focus on community building

HOUSTON – The Chickasaw Development Foundation voted to change their mission statement and will now focus more on community building, attracting businesses and improving the quality of life for Chickasaw County. CDF bylaws require the organization to have a mission statement and leaders are charged with following it and using it as a guide in […]

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EDITORIAL: Pointing the way

  The Chickasaw Development Foundation gathered last week to adopt a new mission statement. The nay-sayers may scoff at the words on paper and say it doesn’t mean much. We beg to differ. The key to building a community – or anything in this world – is first to have a plan and then to […]

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Lue Jennings

  WOODLAND – Lue E. Jennings, 79, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Care Center of Aberdeen after a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 6,1933, in Marks to Willie Guilty and Virgie Harell Guilty. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at New Hope M.B. Church in Woodland. Burial will be […]

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Modera Horne

PONTOTOC – Modera Anne Wheeler Horne, 80, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at Sunshine Health Center in Pontotoc. She was born March 3, 1933, to Cleve and Madie Harbin Wheeler, in Woodland. She worked in a glove factory and in later years volunteered as a Pink Lady at Trace Regional Hospital, earning a “2000 Hours […]

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Mark Dendy

WOODLAND – Mark David Dendy, 57, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 25, 1956, in Houston to Paul Dendy and Agnes Felo Dendy. He was a loving husband, father and son. He was a member of Bethal Baptist Church. Services will be at 3 p.m. […]

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Harrel E. Hill Jr.

WEST POINT – Harrel Edward Hill Jr., 58, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. He was born March 1, 1955, in Woodland to Louise Hamby Hill and Harrel Edward Hill Sr. He served as a minister of music for 38 years. He was a member of First […]

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EDITORIAL: Water test

When tornadoes swept through Chickasaw County two years ago many in the community found out the value of insurance. Those with good insurance saw their homes repaired promptly. Sadly, fire destroys more homes in our community than tornadoes and we are fortunate to have municipal fire departments and county volunteer fire departments ready to come […]

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Bobby Hill

WOODLAND – Bobby Sid Hill, 71, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. He was born Aug. 25, 1942, in Chickasaw County to Lonnie B. Hill and Elizabeth Hutchinson Hill. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Luskey Green […]

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Water Test

HOUSTON – In the serious business of fighting fires, job one is getting a lot of water on the blaze. Houston, Woodland, Rhodes Chapel, Van Vleet, Thorn and Houlka fire departments held a practice water test Thursday night with the goal of calling in the State Insurance Commission to run a certified test that could […]

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Ruth Lancaster

WOODLAND – Ruth Alice Davidson Lancaster, 95, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. She was born July 19, 1918, in Clay County to John Juette Davidson and Lola Alice Russell Davidson. She was a housewife and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. […]

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