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News from Tutwiler
by Janie Bruister
Wednesday, the Fourth, found the Star Spangled Banner waving over many family and community gatherings, celebrating our country's 225th birthday. Memphis announced it in Tom Lee Park with the lighting of a hundred thousand dollars worth of colorful explosives, which it seems was unlawful to do elsewhere in Shelby County. Everybody celebrates differently...some boisterously, some quietly. The main thing is to never lose that feeling of thankfulness that constricts the heart when we think of God, Country and Family. Fifty seven million pounds of beef was expected to be eaten by Americans in America on the Fourth and we certainly were not timid with our share. We celebrated quietly by flying our flag and eating well, but the patriotic feeling we hold in our hearts is certainly not dormant but alive and well and I know it is so in the hearts of most Americans.
School is out but some awards are still being announced. Congratulations to St. George's students Holly Pearson, daughter of Dusty and Gina Pearson, for receiving the General Edward W. Smith Citizenship Award for fifth grade; Chad Swindoll, son of Mike and Cheryl Swindoll, for the Presidential Physical Fitness Award and Schuyler Clay, son of Langdon and Maude Clay, for receiving the Presidential Physical Fitness Award again which makes the sixth consecutive time for him.
Named among the Dixie Youth 9-10-year old All Stars is Kelvin Newton, son of Roy Newton and the late Kim Newton of Sumner. We're proud of you, Kelvin.
Charles and Jean Thomas had most of their children home recently...for Father's Day, in fact, and I failed to mention them last time. Marsha came from Jackson; Sandy, with friend Dan, came from Chattanooga and Charlie and wife from Clarksdale. Rev. John Thomas was in the Ukrain at the time and was unable to be home with the family.
Summer Camp at Camp Lakeside is in full swing. Carroll and I presented a hands-on workshop on Wednesday to the almost 80 in attendance that week. They designed their own leather bracelet with appropriate tools and then painted them, making each one unique and memorable. Carroll always hopes to inspire someone to want to learn and enjoy working with leather as much as he does. Sara Dunavent was in attendance the week were there and her sister Shannon is serving as a counselor for the entire season again this year.
I've mentioned before that some of our people are like the dust under the bed. They're either
all the time. Last weekend Anne Barnes, Barbara Jennings and Earline Burton went to Lilbourne, Missouri for Anne's 53rd high school reunion. Barbara donned her "Miss Magnolia" persona and hilariously entertained the group.
Former Tutwiler resident James Martindale, his son Rev. Charles and Charles' son Chuck with wife Beverly, all of West Monroe, La., visited home and family members Johnie and Leona Lane and Agnes Martindale this past week. James and Annette Brand had their children home over the Fourth. Tom and Beth Maybik and children Ryan and Caitlin of Houston, Tx. and Beth Wellman of Dunlap, Tn. Caitlin will remain for a visit through July.
Martha Pryor of Webb had the rotar disc in her shoulder repaired recently at the Oxford hospital and, the day after getting home, had to return due to pneumonia-like symptoms which, after several tests, turned out to be heart problems. We're glad to report she is now home, resting and doing better.
The Sound of Praize
, a singing group of young people from Tutwiler, Sumner and Webb, under the leadership of Rev. Jon Blouin, held a fund-raiser steak supper Saturday night at the Sumner Baptist Church. They are planning a trip to Atlanta later this summer, singing all the way.
The old Tomlin house burned in the wee hours Sunday, the first of July. The Willis family ocupied the house and their 27 year old son Melvin died in the blaze. Another family member was seriously injured. Our sympathy and concern goes out to them.
The Tomlin house was located next door to what used to be the Nabors house where "Red" (as we knew him) and Kate lived with their two sons, Leslie and Jack (both of whom turned out to be Methodist Ministers) and their daughter Martha Jean (who was blessed with a lovely singing voice). The children grew up, married and moved away. "Red" died in '94 and sometime thereafter Kate went to live with Martha Jean and husband in Ruleville, with the last several years being confined to the convalescent center there. Kate was a multi-talented person, ranging from building her own kitchen cabinets to
sewing a fine seam
and playing several musical instruments all the while. She died on June 21st and was laid to rest in Rosemound Cemetery. Former Pastor Rev. Bill Wallace (now retired), bringing wife Ida, conducted the services. Martha Jean's childhood friend, Maryann Jennings Osbourn and husband Ernest, came from Southaven.
Sammy and Jerry Orman attended the funeral of John Gregg in Jonesboro, Arkansas on Friday.
That's it, again, from Tutwiler where people share their bounty. We'll have fresh green beans, corn, okra, squash, cucumbers and wonderful tomatoes for super due to friends like the Brands, Hamiltons and Agnes Martindale. How sweet it is!
News from Tutwiler
Memphis' historic Orpheum Theater recently hosted the premier of
The Rising Place
, a movie filmed in Canton, Madison and Jackson and directed by Tom Rice, grandson of Margaret Rice and the late Tom Rice of Sumner. Tom, who grew up in Jackson with roots in the Delta, says from his Los Angeles office, "I'm excited about the film's showing during the Memphis Film Festival and it's primarily due to the obvious connection with Elise Neal of Memphis, who stars in the film, and David Armstrong, County Administrator for DeSoto County, who authored the book upon which the movie is based."
Among some 2500 in attendance were many from our area and among them were his grandmother Margaret (who had a small part at the close of the film), Meadie Williams, Mack and Stephanie Ely, Michael Ely, Bob Baily, Harriet Catoe, Becky Williams, Jane and Jack Webb and Maudie and Langdon Clay (all from Sumner); Margaret and Bo Keeler, Sherry Hand Williams and Joyce Allen of Clarksdale, Lent and Glenda Rice of Hernando and Tommy and Judy Rice and Mary Katherine Rice from Jackson.
Quoting from the
article by Robert Lee Long, Tom's grandmother whom he called "Sweetie" said, "I saw my grandson grow playing in the backyard with an old 16 millimeter camera and loving to do what he's getting to do now."
The screenplay for this independent film has been well recieved at film festivals around the country, including recent showings in both Boston and Houston, and is based on a storyline by David Armstrong whose book by the same name as the film is in the publishing process at the present time. We wish them all every success and hope this will be the catalyst for greater things to come for Tom.
Tutwiler Baptist Pastor J.B. Hays was selected to speak at the 28th International Congress on Arts and Communications at St. John's College, Cambridge University in Cambridge, England this past week where he also enjoyed touring Southern England. His speaking topic was the King James Bible.
Mileah Jennings is reving up for a trip with relatives to Europe, leaving on the 27th for the month of August, to include Spain, Paris and many more points of interest. We'll know more when she returns.
Johnie and Leona Lane recently visited their children. First going to St. Joe, Tennessee where they visited Pattie and Wes Brown and family, then to Mobile for a visit with Linda and Tiffany McCoy, and on to Hattiesburg where son Mike lives. They had a delightful trip and visited with most of their children. Virgie Grissom had her brother Rev. Billy and Dela Guest of Magee, Ms. and her sisters Jimmie Runnels of Benoit and Martha Smith of Sardis visiting her recently. Leigh Bailey of Cleveland was the guest of Luanne Vance Sunday and attended church servces with her. Carroll and I attended the Craftsman's Guild Building Committee Update meeting last Sunday. Plans are underway for a beautiful Ms. Crafts Center to be built within the next two years which will be located on Rice Road on the Natchez Trace.
Among those from Tutwiler enjoying the Jason D. Wiliams concert in Clarksdale were Dorothy Bingham, Beth Christenson, Martha Gwin and Aubrey and Dottie Seymore. Congratulations to Dixie Boys 14 year old All Stars Josh Clark, Bo Catoe and Nathan Newton from our area. Dixie Boys 13 year old All Stars are competing in Forrest this week for the State Championship. Our own Blake Smith is on the team and will have his mom and dad, Georganna and Ronnie Smith, and brother Chance there rooting for them.
Little Kristin Mersereau, daughter of LeighAnn Mersereau, is improving after being transferred to Greenwood Leflore Hospital last week. Kristin was injured in an automobile accident June 19th and has been hospitalized since then. She will have surgery Monday for a broken femur of the left leg and will be fitted with a body cast from he waist down, then will hopefully be able to return home. Actually, she will go to the home of her grandparents, Tommy and Cindy Pugh, to recuperate. She has our prayers and good wishes for a complete recovery.
Our communities were saddened over the sudden death o Ruby Alexander this past week.She was hospitalized in Memphis after having a pacemaker implanted, when she had a fatal stroke.Her daughter Linda Jenkins Holland of Helena and her sister Evelyn Walters of Webb were fellow employees of mine at UP (mostly Sunburst) Bank in Sumner for years. She comes from a big, closeknit family and has a host of friends and will be greatly missed.
That's it again from Tutwiler where we were unable to mow down to the bayou in our backyard due to the heavy rains last week...this happens from time to time but was a first time for July.
News from Tutwiler
Hearts not only swelled with pride but were filled to spilling over when The Community Youth Choir called
Sounds of Praise
performed I.M.A.G.E., a musical about who we really are, to a full house Sunday night at Sumner Baptist Church.
The choir, very ably and enthusiastically led by Sumner's Pastor and Music Director Jon Blouin and wife Sue, who also choreographed the production, consists of 23 young people from Sumner, Webb and Tutwiler Churches. They began in November 2000 practicing, holding fund raisers, practicing, performing, holding fund raisers, practicing...you get the picture, long hours and hard work.
They have just completed their first choir/mission tour, singing in churches and nursing homes on their way to Atlanta and back. They plan to make this an annual event so they'll be holding to that practicing/fund raising formula permanently.
The members are Jesse Biggers, Holly Brassel, Derrick Cowen, Luke Fortner, Matthew Fortner, Anna Hays, Joel Hays, Dougie Holland, Nicole Holland, Anne Rene Joubert, Paulette Joubert, Debbie Morgan, Erin Morgan, John Morgan, Lora Morgan, Mark Morgan, Shannon Morgan, Matt Parr, Hartley Tubbs, Sarah Welborne, Heather Willingham, Brandon Wright and Jason Wright. Seventeen of those 23 also had individual parts with Mark Morgan and Brandon Wright using their acting and memory skills superbly. Very talented Derrick Cowen was at the piano for the prelude and Anna Hays, Sarah Welborne and Matthew Fortner had solo parts, all beautifully done with some even to their own amazement, such as Matthew Fortner who said this was his first solo part ever. Haywood Wilson and Britton Crawford made up the sound crew with Haywood "getting" to go to Atlanta also. Everybody should be so lucky...right!
This performance was a testimony to what can happen when dedicated and talented people come together for a common goal. It's a testimony to what
may seem hidden
in people...not only young people but people of any age...when they're challenged and motivated. I say hallalujah and amen to each of them for superb use of their time and talents. It's gonna be a summer they'll long remember and be thankful for. I'm as pleased with each one, just as I would be if they were my very own.
A couple of great items caught my attention in the Tutwiler Clinic and Outreach Newsletter, which I enjoy getting each printing. Kristi Salley, who has run the clinic lab for the past 4 years, graduated in May from the University of Arkansas with a BS in Medical Technology. She did this through the University of Arkansas' distance learning program, designed for full time employees. A prerequisite is to have a 2 year MLP degree, which she holds from Phillips Community Colege in Helena. Lab practice assignments were accomplished locally through the Clinic and NWMS Regional Medical Center. Lectures and assignments were through computer programs. She will take the ASCP Board Exam this month for full certifiation. This is another plus on the good use of computers. Kristi and husband, Chris, live in Clarksdale where he is a policeman. They have two children. Congratulations, Kristi, for being innovative in achieving your goals.
Another Clinic Staff Member, Gloria Jones, has been named "Parent of the Year" from the West Tallahatchie School District for her efforts to keep older kids in school. Gloria is a caring and concerned person and we congratulate her for using her sweet spirit to help others.
Congratulations to Ricke Parsons of Vance on being one of five in the state appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Ann Veneman, to the Farm Service Agency State Committee of Mississippi. This committee is responsible for the general direction and supervision of Ms. FSA Program and serves as a liaison between farmers and the agency, while maintaining cooperative relationships with other agricultural entities.
Ruston Sossaman, son of Joy and John, had tests in Memphis on Monday and was allowed to forego hospitalization, returning home with new treatment for infection. Floyd Swindoll has been transferred from the Medical Center to Clarksdale Nursing Center for a time of physical therapy every day. T.S. "Sonny" Turner is a patient in the Cleveland Hospital where at present he is in ICU. We hope all of these will be improving very soon. Charles Goss continues to improve at home after having heart bypass surgery recently and Clayton Sharpe had back surgery in Memphis on Monday. Billy Hitt Morrow is possibly on his way home from Baptist East in Memphis as I write this. He has been hositalized for two weeks for congestive heart problems with pneumonia complications. His sister-in-law, Dink Morrow, told me about this when she got my number by mistake. She also said Sumner would be featured on Channel 15 Thursday, the 9th, sometime between 6:00 and 6:30 P.M. Sumner is a uniquely beautiful little town asnd certainly has bragging rights.
That's it again from Tutwiler where not all "wrong numbers" are wrong. Right!
News from Tutwiler
Even though a lot of farmers here in the Delta have diversified, cotton still seems to be the prevailing crop. Believe it or not, the fields are turning white as the bowls begin to open. Must be that time again, but late August and early September still seems early to me. Guess I'm relating it to the maturing cycle of the past, but all that has changed. Soon the hum of many motors will be heard, from cotton pickers to cotton gins and the transportation to and fro. Gasolinr prices will probably escalate. It's already begun, in fact. From what we've observed it's looking like a bumper crop this year.
A bumper crop is what we're trying to achieve in our church, too. John Glendinning of the State Sunday School Board held a workshop at Tutwiler First Baptist for a more effective Sunday School Department. You know, the same is just as true for this as it is for harvesting coton. It's going to take some work.
L.W. and Freida Kimzey have had several parties celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary. One was at their grandaughter's home in Memphis and, on Tuesday, friends gathered at the Crook Nursing Care Center in Ruleville where Mrs. Kimzey resides. Their daughter Donna Drake, grandaughter Stephanie Shelby and little great grandaughter Sidney Shelby co-hosted the event. Everybody enjoyed music, fod, fellowship and reminiscing, celebrating this joyful occasion. They were joyous over the attendance of Ricky Brown and his family at the Memphis celebration. Ricky grew up here around Tutwiler and Vance and Mr. Kimzey was his mentor during sme important years.
In the Public Broadcasting Monthly Journal we just recieved it states that the town of Vance will be featured at 5:30 Sunday Sept. 2 on
, along with Quimby Vance's national television design business. Author Larry Brown will be on also, for those familiar with his work.
There seem to be more sickness to report this time than usual and several deaths. Adelaide Steele spent several days last week in the hospital in Memphis having tests but is now home. Sam Carr is home from the Clarksdale Hospital and is improving. He gets therapy at home through Home Health Care which, I think, is such a wonderful "invention". Dolly Houston is home from the Greenwood Hospital and is improving daily. David Athey is home from the Greenville Hospital after his traumatic experience and is improving, slowly but surely.
Harmon and Marjorie Cox of Clarksdale were visiting Tutwiler friends recently when her daughter Nena Smith of Wesson was here and she was in quite a bit of pain from a fall she had sustained at home a few weeks ago. Now, the doctor tells her she broke her pelvis in that fall but, we're happy to say, she is much improved now. Another ailing Clarksdale friend is Charlene Russell who is in the hospital at Baptist East in Memphis. When Sam and Jerry Orman went there one this week to pick up her nieces, Maryanne and Kathy Cole, who were involved in an auto accident, they saw Rita Cauthen (Charlene's daughter) and thus we found out she was hospitalized. Our best get well wishes to all of you!
Sympathy goes to Glenda Tubbs in the death of her sister LaDonna Warnack of Dallas who died of cancer recently. Also to Thelma Bain in the death of her son last week. He was only 34. Thelma lives in Greenwood and is a nurse to Adelaide Steele, which requires her to stay here during her shifts, and has become one of us. She is a wonderful person and the kind of nurse we'd all want. Billy Hitt Morrow died after a lengthy illness and his funeral was Sunday, the 26th, at Webb-Sumner Methodist Church. We missed it...you know what they say about best-laid plans. One of Carroll's duties at the church is to fill the Baptistry for baptisms and since Brandon Wright was to be baptized at the evening service, he turned the water on after morning services. It normally runs real slow and takes mos of the afternoon to fill. He planned to go back about 3:00, which would be after the funeral but, as he said, "an angel must have nudged him" because about 1:30 he decided, maybe, he should go and check it. For some reason, the water was gushing in and had he been even 15 minutes longer in coming, the Sanctuary would have been flooded. So, then he had to wait for the water to drain down to the proper level and, by then, it was 2:20 and too late to go. But the Baptism went well that night. Brandon's brand new (1 week old) twin nephews were in attendance which was memorable for the whole Wright family.
I've discovered a great new cleaning product called Greased Lightning. It can be found at Wal Mart. I haven't used it on anything that needs cleaning yet, but it removed paint that sprayed on storm windows from spray painting the house that heretofore had not budged from other things tried.
That's it again from Tutwiler where the Lion's Club members are busily preparing the Buffet for Sunday Dinner. Ya'll come!
Until yesterday (Sept. 11, 2001), I was going to begin this differently but all that changed after our friend (and relative) Jerry Orman called and asked, "Do ya'll have your television on?", then told us what was happening. We were in the middle of having breakfast when we began hearing and seeing the
unfolding before us, and breakfast lost its importance. I'm sure we were like many of you who couldn't believe such acts of terrorism could be happening in our own United States of America. In one sense, seeing it on television, it seemed like just another country, and yet, knowing New York and Washington are ours makes it seem like family and very real.
At this time, the death toll which I believe will be great, is yet unknown, but they do know that 202 firefighters and 57 policemen are unaccounted for. Just thinking of the agony in that many households is enough to break your heart and that is only a fraction of the loss yet to be revealed. Each plane that crashed had enough on board to be tragedy enough, and yet, it's compounded many, many times over.
Tragedy on this scale makes our problems seem small and knocks those petty little things we bandy back and forth into oblivion, or it should. There will be heroic deeds done repeatedly that few will know about, and there are those who will work past the point of exhaustion to help in situations such as this, and it makes my heart swell with joy knowing that anywhere and everywhere in our country there are those who will do this. I'm proud we're among those and thankful to be an American. As Tiny Tim said, "God Bless Us Everyone."
Now, to the normal happenings and the lead item I had planned to use.
Zora Vasilgevic and Robin Tennyson Wilson were married in the Webb-Sumner United Methodist Church August 24, 2001 at four o'clock in the afternoon. The Reverend Jerry Wages officiated at the double ring ceremony. After honeymooning, the couple are at home in Sumner. The bride is a nurse at the Clarksdale Medical Center and the groom is a medic at Parchman. We wish them a long life together and happiness all the way.
Caleb Dunavent, son of Barbara and Jimbo Dunavent, is home from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, after completing the second step in the National Guard program.
Thelma Wright is home from the hospital and doing better. She's enjoying knowing those twin great-grandsons are here and doing well. Ruby Beaird is also home after spending most of last week in the Clarksdale Medical Center and is improving daily. Webb resident Sarah Countiss is among the sick there. She is on our prayer list also.
Carroll and I spent the weekend in Savannah, Tn. visiting relatives. Actually, the occasion was my youngest brother, Charles Crow's, 60th birthday which, in reality, seems like an untruth for it was just a short time ago that he was entering the Navy, so fresh out of high school he still seemed like a baby. Maybe that was more so because he had made his home with us from the 9th grade on and seemed more like one of our children. Back then he thought I was a lot older than him, but now he says he's about to catch up with me.
Charlie and his wife Bettye have a beautiful home in the rolling Tennessee hills and so beautifully kept, too, that it's a joy to see. They have three daughters; the younger a senior in high school, with the other two married and living close by and one grandchild plus two on the way. My youngest sister Yvonne Williams, her husband John, their children and grandchildren were all there. Some from Pleasant Hill, Ms; others from Cedar Hill, Tn. and our son Cally from Red Bay, Alabama. Actually, we celebrated family birthdays occuring in August and September which included mine and Carroll's as well, and had a wonderful visit. Brother-in-law John's hobby is blacksmithing so he uses black pots on tri-pods he's made and, since he enjoys cooking, makes big pots of stew and shrimp gumbo and we gather outside for these feasts with the children playing outdoors like we once did; catching lightning bugs, wading in the creek and waiting for the ice cream to get ready. Family! (To borrow from Jackie Gleason) "How sweet it is!"
That's it again from Tutwiler where, even though we're far from the actual places of destruction and devastation in our nation, every one of us is close in sympathy and concern. Isn't it amazing how a nation with courts that will outlaw prayer and Bible in schools will turn to God in times of crisis. It could be heard from the Presidency on down, "pray and unite".
Even though the nation's tragedy of September 11th remains a constant ache for so many, normalcy is beginning to return to those of us who are not so closely involved. None of us will ever be the same though, for the tentacles of fear reach far, as surely as the acute hurting and agony binds us more closely together. America, America, my heart goes out to thee.
The fall harvesting is in full swing. Soy beans, rice, corn and, of course, cotton are all disappearing from the landscape. The gins have been cleaned and oiled and are off to a good start. But, pretty soon there will be a thick haze hanging in the air that will make breathing, for many, more difficult. So goes the Delta Scene. Add falling pecans and pecan limbs to that. Years ago when we moved to the pecan grove, we nestled the house up under the big, old trees thinking how cool and pretty it would be. "If we had only known then what we know now!" (You've heard that before, right?) Not only are falling limbs and leaves and dripping sap a nuisance, but so are falling pecans! Especially now with the heavy, green husk still on and falling from such grand heights as these old trees are. Our daughter Melanie wanted to know why her daddy was holding a board over his head when he went to the mailbox. His reply was that he was afraid of what one of those green pecans zooming down would do to his bald head should one land on it. They hit the ground with such a resounding thud you can almost hear the earth moan.
Anne Barnes had her Belzoni children for the weekend. Her twin grandsons, James and Joel Bellipanni, were to be treated to a trip to Disney World for their birthday but, with flights canceled and entertainment playgrounds closed, that was out. So, since some repairs were to be made at their house while they would have been away, they came onto Maw Maw's to visit.
Others have kept to their plans, traveling by automobile. Hayward and Mable Callicutt enjoyed a great week in Branson, Mo. where they've gone for the past eight years. It's always something different to see and enjoy each year. Winfred and Martha Campbell have returned from a lovely trip to Virginia and the Carolinas. Savannah Kellum has returned from a weeks visit with her son, Rev. Jimmy Kellum, and family in Tennessee. Charles and Jean Thomas spent the weekend in Alabama at Cane Creek where his parents were from. They visited the old homesite, the little school where his mother once taught and the old home church where one of his relatives preached long ago and where their son John (who pastors a church in Cleveland) preached on Sunday to about a hundred, all related, who gathered for the occasion.
Barbara Jennings is welcoming her first great grandchild, little Mary Elizabeth, born to Meg and Heath Farish of Greenville. Meg and baby spent a week here with Barbara, and Barbara returned with them for a week, so they've bonded well already. John and Glenda Gee are welcoming their new grandaughter born on Sept. 19th. She and her mama Hillery are home now from the hospital and doing fine. Congratulations to both families.
Adelaide Steele had her sister Dessie Cauldfield of Water Valley and her brother Oliver Anderson and wife Lela of Clinton visit this week. Oliver gave a review of his book titled
My Journey With The Locamus Battalion
Sandwich With Books
meeting. About twenty were present for this interesting review. We congratulate him upon the publication of his book, one of which he presented to the Library.
Many are ailing...some at home and others hospitalized from our Tutrovansum communities. Anne Starr, accompanied by Jimmie and Nelson Browning, had tests in Memphis this past week. Rodney Burton had surgery at the Clarksdale Medical Center on the 20th, as did Hubert Tubbs, Jr. of Webb. Both are home and doing well. R.I. Castle had a pacemaker implanted at Baptist East about two weeks ago and is gradually getting adjusted. Helen McCullough of Sumner had heart cath and stint surgery recently and, after other complications, is doing fine. Tonya and Bouldin Marley are both on the sick list. Tonya is improving and is in Little Rock, accompanied by daughter Madge Vance, for the last in a long series of Chemo treatments. Bouldin is a patient at present in the Clarksdale Medical Center. Agnes Martindale sustained a fall at her home Sunday night, breaking her hand and spending a day or two in the hospital.
Memorial Services were held on Tuesday at Sumner Presbyterian Church for Jack Webb who died on the 22nd. I'll always remember Jack's dry wit and sense of humor among his other good qualities. And I'll hold dear the memory of Doyle Tubbs singing the Lord's Prayer so beautifully.
Word has just come as I prepare this column that Donna Kimzey Bruister Drake lost her long battle with cancer and died last night. Visitation will be in Memphis and burial near Oxford.
That's it again from Tutwiler where Fall breezed in quite nicely, enticing taste buds for soup and cornbread and demanding a long sleeve or two.
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