Donna Elaine Tharpe

Donna Elaine Tharpe, 46, of Bruce, died December 30, 2012 at her home. She was born February 17, 1966, the daughter of Jay W. Jenkins Jr. and Helen Louise Horn Jenins, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church.

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Dan Hendrix

Daniel Aven “Dan”?Hendrix, 58, of Vardaman, went to his heavenly home on December 29, 2012. He was born April 16, 1954 in Calhoun City, the son of Charles Paul and Agnes Gulledge Hendrix. He was a member of Reedy’s Chapel Baptist Church in Calhoun City. He was a 31 year National Guard Veteran, an avid outdoorsman, deer hunter, loved Ole Miss football, and serving his country.

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Dr. Joe Wayne Walker

Dr. Joe Wayne Walker, 75, Water Valley, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Born in Detroit, MI to the late James Woodrow and Mary McCaslin Walker on December 12, 1937. He graduated Peabody High School in Trenton, TN, attended the University of TN and the University of TN College of Medicine. He completed his internship at Richland County Hospital in Columbia, SC. While serving as chief resident of internal medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN, he began his involvement in Yalobusha County as an ER physician in Yalobusha General Hospital. In 1971 he moved his family to Water Valley and started his practice.

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Ellen Marie Nelms

Ellen Marie Nelms, 77, of Calhoun City, died December 29, 2012 at Calhoun Health Services nursing home in Calhoun City. She was born July 30, 1935 in Calhoun County, the daughter of Hiram Nelms and Keeby Hodge Nelms. She was a retired sewing machine operator for Kellwood.

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Sammye Carter Baker

Sammye Carter Baker, 83, retired receptionist and bookkeeper at Graceland Care Center, died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. There will be a funeral service Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Dabbs, Rev. Annette Ford and Mr. Matthew Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, December 31, 2012 from 3:30-6 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.

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Calhoun Health Services hosts community blood drive

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CALHOUN CITY, Miss. – Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) wants to remind you that January is Blood Donor Awareness month. What better way to start the New Year off than by giving someone else the gift of a lifetime. Donating blood is one of the most personal ways you can help another, because you are literally giving a piece of yourself.

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Bruce teams lose two in Oxford

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Bruce boys and girls both suffered loses in the O-Town Challenge at Oxford on Saturday.

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Sheriff Greg Pollan, Deputy Kenneth White and K-9 officer Aquiles recently visited with the youth at Mt. Comfort Baptist Church in Bruce. Pictured, from left, Sarah Beth Owens, Joei Leigh Poteete, Noelle Griffin, Sheriff Pollan, Officer White, Blake Brannon, Jacob Perrigan, Destiny Hopkins, and Trey Logan.

6-year-old escapes from Friday night accident to call for help

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A Hamilton man is in Baptist Hospital in Oxford after a rollover accident on Hwy 32 in Ellard Friday night where the car landed upside down in a creek.

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Jordan Pratt drives to the goal for Calhoun City during their win Friday afternoon over Lake Cormorant at the Holiday Classic in Coldwater. The Wildcats are scheduled to play Eupora today at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. Photo by Joel McNeece