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Suds 4 Dogs Day

Keep Mendenhall Beautiful recently hosted a “Suds 4 Dogs” event in which citizens would receive free hotdogs for cleaning street signs. The event drew great participation. Ready to work are, from left, Jeannnie Gregory, Melissa Caughman, Teresa Bowen, Shannon Welch, Brenda Booth, Martha Stubbs, Latasha Millis, and Susan Minor.

 



Soccer sign-up begins

The City of Mendenhall is now registering for youth soccer. Co-ed soccer will be available for children ages 3-16. A$45 registration fee includes the purchase of a team jersey. Registration forms are available at City Hall. Participants will need cleats, shin guards, and shorts.





Community Calendar 8-16-2018

 

August 12-17

Pastor Rev. Dr. Eric Dixson, Sr., and the membership of Oak Ridge M. B. Church invites everyone to their annual revival. This will begin on Sunday, August 12, at 1:15 p.m. Our nightly services will begin at 7:15 p.m. on August 13-17.  The theme is "The Great Deliverance" (Luke 1:74 - 75).

 



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Howard Durr

Howard Durr, 77, departed this life in Brooklyn, New York, on July 16, 2018. Sevices for Mr. Durr are Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Magee.  Mr. Durr’s final resting place will be Pleasant Grove M.B. Church Cemetery, 541 S, Magee.


Robert James Williams

Funeral services for Mr. Robert James Williams, 57, Good Hope Church Community, Magee, were held on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. from Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Magee.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Reverend Ralph D.


Wayne Lee Mangum

Wayne Lee Mangum, 81, of Vicksburg, MS (and formerly of Memphis, TN), passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Vicksburg.  He was born in Magee on December 9, 1936, to Wayne Sutton Mangum and Ruby Davis Mangum. He graduated from Mendenhall High School and attended Mississippi State University, where he played football on scholarship.


Mayo Dendy

Mayo Dendy passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018. He was born on September 28, 1961, to John Dendy and the late Lurline (Wells) Dendy. 

Mayo was the store manager of Greer's in Mt. Olive. 


Charlie R. Luckey

Charlie R. Luckey, 58, of Magee passed away Monday at his home in Magee.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.  Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, William (Pete) and Kally Helen Luckey.


Carol W. King

Carol W. King passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at the age of 78.  He was born on December 1, 1939, to the late Hobbs and Bertha (Simpson) King in Raymond, MS.


Phillus Kay Fortenberry

Phillus Kay Fortenberry passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.  She was born on October 8, 1952, to the late Charles K. and Kathleen (Bynum) Hawkins.

She was a devoted and loving pastor's wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. 


Community Calendar 8-16-2018

 

August 12-17

Pastor Rev. Dr. Eric Dixson, Sr., and the membership of Oak Ridge M. B. Church invites everyone to their annual revival. This will begin on Sunday, August 12, at 1:15 p.m. Our nightly services will begin at 7:15 p.m. on August 13-17.  The theme is "The Great Deliverance" (Luke 1:74 - 75).

 



Henry Breland Roberts

Henry Breland Roberts passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the age of 89. He was born on February 5, 1929, to the late Maxie James Roberts and Mary Etta Lee Roberts in Jefferson Davis County.


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The Mendenhall Business Women’s Club to sponsor Annual Tour of Homes

The Mendenhall Christmas Tour will be held on Saturday, December 2,  from 4 to 7 p.m.  this year’s tour features three  homes.

Homes on the tour are those of Leslie and Donnie Thomas and Cathy McCormick, 611 Main Street;  Jeanie and Johnny Gregory, 101 Durr Avenue; and Shay and Paul Barry, 2956 Cato Road, Braxton.


Mayor foils theft of scrap metal

By PAT BROWN,

The mayor of Magee reported at a recent Board of Aldermen meeting that he pulled up at an intersection and found a fellow loading up scrap metals.  He inquired what the guy was doing and was told, “The mayor contacted me and asked me to pick this stuff up.” 

Berry asked, “Who is the mayor?”  The guy responded “John.” 




Veteran’s celebration Nov. 10

The city of Magee will host their annual Veteran’s Celebration on Friday, November 10, at First Baptist Church.

Line up for the parade will be at 9:45 a.m. in front of the church.  A ceremony will follow the parade in front of the community center.  This is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.




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