November 2012

James Robertson “Freddy” Kline, Jr., 53, of Cleveland

James Robertson “Freddy” Kline, Jr., 53, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012, at Ray Funeral Home. A second visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, at Calvary Episcopal Church in Cleveland….


Mr. Noah Charles Christmas, 80, of Shelby, MS

Mr. Noah Charles Christmas, 80, of Shelby, MS, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012, at North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Ray Funeral Home. Celebration of life services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at First Belleview Baptist…


Howard Daniel “Danny” Taylor, 65, of Cleveland, MS

Howard Daniel “Danny” Taylor, 65, of Cleveland, MS, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Ray Funeral Home. Celebration of life services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Ray Funeral Home…


Mr. Thomas Eric McGrew, 72, of Greenville, MS

Mr. Thomas Eric McGrew, 72, of Greenville, MS, passed away November 21, 2012, at Delta Regional Medical Center. A graveside service to honor his life will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2012, at New Cleveland Cemetery with Bro. Robert Haney officiating. Mr. McGrew was born in Mississippi on…


Mary Crider Frey

Mary Crider Frey passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Bolivar Medical Center of Cleveland. Mary was born on January 31, 1923 to Dr. Maurice and Bessie Crider in Decaturville, TN. She was the youngest of three daughters. Mary graduated High School in Jackson, TN. She married Donald E. Frey,…


Robert “Bobby” Cleven Morgan, 69, of Boyle

Robert “Bobby” Cleven Morgan, 69, of Boyle, passed away at his home November 15, 2012. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2012, at Ray Funeral Home. Celebration of Life services will be 2:00 Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Ray Funeral Home with Brother McNally and Brother Larry Chouccoli…


Guilty plea in a Leland cold case

A suspect has agreed to a plea deal in the manslaughter of a Leland man in 2006. 23-year-old Ruben Brown was in a correctional facility in Pearl on an unrelated count of commercial burglary when he was transferred to Washington County. He reached a plea deal under which he will…


The Chuck Jordan Gala is tonight

The Chuck Jordan and Friends Gala is tonight at the Washington County Convention Center. The event will raise funds for the newly-established Washington County Community Foundation. Board Member Jan Engel says the event will also help remember former Mayor Jordan, who passed away from pancreatic cancer before he could host…


The Town of Alligator is in the Spotlight

The town of Alligator is in the spotlight today as the Mississippi Blues Trails unveils its 166th marker on the museum without walls. The marker honors artists who were born or lived in Alligator, such as George “G.P.” Jackson and Robert “Bilbo” Walker. Delta Blues singer Robert Johnson lived in…


Runoff election has settled school district race

A runoff election in Hollandale has settled a school district race that was left unsettled by the November 6th election. To win during the general election, a candidate had to receive 50 percent plus one vote to be declared the winner. Since that didn’t happen, a runoff was held Tuesday….