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August 13th

Terry Leigh Thomas

August 14, 2013

August 13, 1927 - August 10, 2013

Terry Leigh Thomas passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Mr. Thomas was a native Mississippian who spent his early years in Louisville, and his adult life in Meridian and Starkville. He was most recently a resident of Ocean Springs, where he moved to be near his daughters, Susie Thomas Ranager and Marty Thomas Kuki.

August 7th

Gloria Sherrod

August 7, 2013

Gloria Jean Robinson Sherrod, 63, died August 5, 2013 in Starkville, MS.

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2013 at West Memorial Funeral Home from 2 - 6 p.m.

Funeral will be held Friday, August 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Mount Peiler M.B. Church, Starkville, MS with Reverend Charlie Barnes, Sr., officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Peiler Cemetery.

August 3rd

Grace Goodman

August 3, 2013

Grace Henry Goodman was born August 2, 1924 to Samuel Archie and Bessie Clardy Henry in Starkville.  She graduated from Starkville High School and Mississippi State College. 

July 31st

Ernest Sanford Griggs

July 31, 2013

Ernest Sanford Griggs, 88, passed away on July 29, 2013 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. Griggs and Mable Barnes Griggs. 

Donald W. Emerich

July 31, 2013

Dr. Donald W.

James Thomas Blanks

July 31, 2013

James Thomas Blanks (Jimmy), 91 passed away at The Orchard, on July 30, 2013.  He was born on October 22, 1921 in Meridian, MS.  He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, but had been unable to attend in recent years, due to his health.  He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

July 30th

Ernets Sanford Griggs

July 30, 2013

Ernest Sanford Griggs, 88, passed away on July 29, 2013 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. Griggs and Mable Barnes Griggs; sister, Virginia Witherspoon and brother, John Griggs.

July 28th

Thomas Woods

July 28, 2013

Thomas Woods, 63, died July 20, 2013 in Eupora.

Memorial services were held on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at noon at West Memorial Chapel, Starkville, MS. It was officiated by Dr. Charlie F. Barnes, Sr.

West Memorial was in charge of arrangements.

Jessie Neely, Jr.

July 28, 2013

Jessie Neely, Jr.,86, died July 24, 2013 in Starkville.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Peter's Rock Temple COGIC, Starkville, with Reverend Quincy Patterson, officiating.

Visitation will be Monday, July 29, 2013 from 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at West Memorial Funeral Home, Starkville,MS.

Burial will follow at Mt. Peiler Cemetery.

July 24th

Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.) Archer S. Alston

July 24, 2013

Resident of Arlington, VA for more than fifty five years, passed away July 14, 2013 at Sunrise George Mason. He was 94.

Born July 24, 1918 in Starkville, MS, he was the only child of Harry and Effie Alston. His wife, Lucy Alston died in 1990.

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