Dr. ‘Fella’ Armstrong

Dr. George Wells “Fella” Armstrong III, 79, of Coffeeville, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at his residence.  He was born October 10, 1935 to the late George Wells and Georgia Criss Armstrong. He was a graduate of Coffeeville High School and received his undergraduate degree from Millsaps College. He earned a degree in pharmacy from the University of Mississippi then earned the Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee. He practiced medicine in Denver for over 25 years before moving back to Coffeeville in 1993 to open Dr. Fella’s Medical Clinic. He was a member of the Coffeeville United Methodist Church, a Mason and US Air Force Reserves Veteran.  [Read more...]

Fred Mathis

Fred L. Mathis, 64, formerly of Pontotoc, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Noland Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Al., after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 15, 1949, in Pontotoc County to the Rev. JC and Louise Munlin Mathis. He was a U.S. Army veteran, drafted from April 1969 to April 1971 and served as Specialist 5th Class. After medical training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, he was stationed at Landstuhl Army Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. He worked in credit and commission sales for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Dallas after military service. He began a career in finance management in 1973 and was a district supervisor for Pioneer Credit in North Mississippi until his death.  Mr. Mathis was a talented electric guitarist, an avid gun collector and a member of the Nettleton United Pentecostal Church. [Read more...]