Archives for July 2011

Silas Wesley

Silas Adderson Wesley, 72, of Vardaman, died July 21, 2011 in Olive Branch. He was born  July 21, 1939 Antlers. Ok., the son of Silas and Arvie Whiton Wesley. He was a member of Vardaman First Baptist Church, Choctaw Nations of Oklahoma, and was a retired truck driver with Legg and Platt of Houston. He served in the U.S. Navy for over 21 years, and  also during the Vietnam War.

Don E. Easley

Don E. Easley, age 64, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011. He was a native of Vardaman; resident of Abita Springs, LA the last four years, and a former resident of the New Orleans area 37 years. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 1970, with a degree in Civil Engineering, and worked at Texaco, Inc. for a year before joining Petro-Marine Engineering, Inc. as a structural engineer in 1972.  In 1996, after he and several partners purchased Petro-Marine from its founders, he became President and Chairman of the Board, until his retirement in 2003. He was very well respected in the oil and gas industry, known for his easy going, level headed personality. He loved fishing, hunting, and golfing, and was an avid fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Lisa Doler

Lisa Michelle Doler, 35, died July 21, 2011 at her home. She was born June 8, 1976 in Oxford.  She was a nurse assistant for Total Health Care,  and was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church.

James Turner

James Arthur Turner, 59, of Calhoun City, died July 19, 2011 at his home. He was born August 17, 1951 in Calhoun County, the son of A.J. and Nellie Langford Turner. He was an offshore rig worker and a member of Derma Baptist Church.

Bobby Cook Sr.

Funeral services for Bobby James Cook, Sr., 85, a lifelong resident of Grenada County, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Cook died July 15, 2011 at his daughter’s home in Grenada. He was born June 23, 1926 to John Phil and Madie Seale Cook. He was a WWII Veteran, serving in Guam with the Seabees from 1944-1945. When he returned home, he went to work at South Central Bell and remained there until his retirement in 1983.

Glenda Ferguson

Glenda F. Bratton Ferguson, 84, departed this life July 18, 2011 in Selmer, Tn. She was born December 28, 1926 in Bruce, the daughter of Ellie Clinton and Joyce Harris Bratton. A graduate of Bruce High School, she was a homemaker by choice, but worked as a secretary for Selmer First Baptist Church and Sears Catalog Store. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Selmer, where she served as a member of the choir and led singing in the children’s department. She enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flowers, but her greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

School Board rescinds $5,000 pay raise for superintendent

The Calhoun County School Board voted 3-1 Monday night to rescind the $5,000 pay raise for the superintendent they approved at last month’s meeting.

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Sales Tax holiday this Friday-Saturday for back to school clothing

Calhoun countians will have the opportunity to participate in Mississippi’s third sales-tax holiday this Friday and Saturday, offering consumers a break on the state’s 7% tax, but only on clothing and footwear items priced under $100 each.

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Seventeen Calhoun Countians among winners in first sanctioned goat show of season

The Calhoun County Fair’s Meat Goat Show attracted nearly 50 competitors from seven counties showing more than 140 goats.

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Bruce Museum offering second chance to purchase engraved memorial bricks

The Bruce Museum is again selling engraved bricks due to a growing demand for more from those wanting to honor someone.

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