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P. 0. BOX 571 i /
Moimei County HERALD
—--- The Newspaper Boosting Holmes County --
Lexington Seniors
To Graduate Friday
Commencement exercises for 30 Lexington High School
seniors w ill be held Friday night at the W. B. Kenna Audi
Members of the graduating
class are: i
Larry Shepherd, Theo Mos
es, Paul Edwards, Phil Auer
bach, Jolene Rodgers, Vir
ginia Rush, Bryan Fore, Da
vid Dillon, Tqmmy Holder,
A1 Downer, Mickey Mott, Bil
ly Don Bradley, Judy Fite,
Rose Gnemi, Wayne Williams,
Bill King, Betty Lynn Sud
beck, Osqar Wynne, Peggy
Jo White, Paul Hale, Betty
Miles, Madelyn Harthcock,
Mary Thurmond, Gerald
Greer, Mike Daniel, Dona
Kaye Pierce, and Hortense
The Baccalaureate sermon
was delivered last Sunday by
the Rev. P. D. Bragg at the
First Baptist Church of Lex
Ushers were Hugh John
son, David Miles, Jr., Thomas
W. R. Ellis Sr.
Dies Wednesday
At Hospital
Funeral services for W. R.
Ellis, Si\, o^ie of| Holmes
County’s most prominent and
beloved citizens, will be held
at the First Baptist Church
of Lexington Thursday after
noon at 3:30 o’clock with the
Rev. Paul Bragg officiating.
The news of his death,
which occured about 10:30
o’clock Wednesdady morning
at the Holmes County Com
munity Hospital, shocked and
saddened the entire communi
Mr. Ellis, who was respect
ed universally for his dedi
cation to duty and active
work in civic affaiits was
chairman of the Board of Dir
ectors of Holmes County Bank
and Trust Co. and chairman
of the Holmes County Welfare
Board. Other of his more sig
nificant affiliations included
membership in the First Bap
tist Church and Lexington Ro
tary Club.
He is survived by a sister,
Mrs. Zilpha Mansell; a bro
ther, Tom Q. Ellis; his son,
William Ellis, Jr.; his daugh
ter, Miss Melvin Ellis; and
two grandchildren, Billy and
Complete funeral informa
tion was not availabjle at
press time.
Edwards, Don Barrett, Dale
Russell, and Donald Edwards.
Local Rotary
Host Seniors
Lexington High seniors were
told why they should pursue
their careers here upon com
pletion of formal education
by members of the Lexington
Rotary Club at the regular
Tuesday meeting.
Highlighting the program
were brief addresses by two
Rotarians who have, lived in
Lexington all of their lives
and two others who had moW
ed here from other areas.
Making appeals to the sen
iors were Norman Weathers
by, Ed White, W. B. Kenna^
and David Miles.
The seniors were special
guests of the club for the
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Mor
ris, with the assistance of
Mrs. T. E. Powell, honored
Gilbert Edwin Morris on his
first birthday Thursday even
ing at three o’clock in the
Morris home.
The cake was red and white
and had a cowboy with happy
birthday Edwin on it.
Cake, ice cream, and cokes
were served and balloons giv
en as favors.
Many lovely gifts were re
May 20 - 26 has been pro
claimed Little Boys’ League
Baseball Week in Lexington
by Mayor W. B. Kenna with
the locals opening the season
Thursday n*ght at 7:30 o’clock
nosting the Durant squad.
The major league team
this year is coached by Wayne
Rodgers while Larkin Alford
coaches the minor ieague
Members of the major team
ane Murray Findher^ Lewis
Garrison, Jr., Bob Kimbrough,
Danny Lee Moore, Bill Rosa
1 mond, Reuben Netherland,
Congressman Jamie Whitten of Charleston, who is pre
sently seeking support in tne new sjcoad congressional
district, will speak in Holmes C >umy S turuay.
He will speak af the C urt T'o"so in T ey'ngton at two
p. m. and on Main Street :n Tr-hula at 3:30 p. m.
Frank Branch, president of Holmes Jun
ior College, points to an attractive por
trait of G. H. McMorrough as Mr. Mc
Alorrough looks on following the dedi
cation of new facilities at Holmes Jun
ior College last Wednesday. The portrait
will be placed in the G. H. McMor
rough Library, one of the buildings de
dicated. Mr. McMorrough has been
connected with the school for more
than fifty years and is presently serving
as president of th^ Board of Trustees.
Photo by Jim Lacey.
Senior Talks Spark Durant Commencement
Durant seniors participated
in the last formal program of
their high school careers last
Thursday night during com
mencement exercises an the
school auditorium.
A unique program, featur
ing addresses by members of
the senior class, drew warm
applause for the large aud
Those participating in the
talks were Jack Hague, vale
dictorian; Royce Ann Smith,
Beverly Blanton, Linda Grace
and Jane Parkinson.
The Rev. R. G. Shoemaker
delivered the invocation.
A highlight of the program
was a musical selection “On
ce to Every Man and Nation”
by York which was presented
by the high school glee club
under the direction of Mrs.
Rose Binegar^ director, and
Mrs. Laura M. Bowie, ac
The presentation of awards
and diplomas was by princi
Tchula Grads
Hear Challenge
At Exercises
Charlie Sullivan challenged
20 Tchula High School seniors
to remain in Mississippi fol
lowing the completion of their
j formal education at impres
sive graduation exercises las.
i Thursday night.
Also included in the well -
attended commencement pro
gram were the valedictory ad
dress by Gloria Powell, the
salutatory address by Mary
Lou Jones, and presentation
I of awards and diplomas.
The Rev. Roy Raddin of the
j Tcinula Baptist Church de
livered the invocation,
j matcher Walt, a native and
present resident of Tchula and
| editor of the Greenwood Com
' monwealth^ introduced Mr.
Sullivan. Both are distinguish
ed young Mississippians.
I Principal W. R. Huddleston
presented diplomas with re
| presentatives of various civic
organizations present
ing awards to outstanding
Top award winners were
Sam Hutton, Jr., who receiv
ed the P. T. A., BPW Club
and Farm Bureau awards
and Mary Lou Jones, whc
won the BPW Club and Farm
Bureau awards.
Others cited were Bettj
pal N. C. Hathorn who also
wished the graduates a suc
cessful future.
The benediction was by the
Rev. H. C. Ellis.
Cub Scout Troop 64 went
on a camping trip last Friday
under the direction of Scout
master Pete Stanley.
They arrived at their desti
nation at six o’clock and made
camp and played games be
fore eating supper. The next
morning thfey cooked eggs,
bacon, and toast before mar
ching home.
Sue Killebrew, American Le
gion Award; Shirley Shelton,
PTA Award; Chester Baker,
Farm Bureau Awa^d; and
Billie Faye Knox, Crisco
Home Economics Award.
Members of the Tchula
School Board, who were spe
cial guests for the program,
were praised by Mr. Huddle
Jr.? Jim Green, Mike Coth
ran, Dallid Garrison, Andy
Holder, Clay Self, Jr., Barry
Meek, Charles Rutledge,
James Weems, and Danny
The minor league roster in
cludes Eddie Fuller, David
Grantham, William Pepper,
Andrew King, Bill Wigley,
Henry Fonville, Hardy Mit
chell, George Rodgers, Blill
Rodgers, Jr., Harold Thom
as? Jr., Billy Farmer, Jim
Patton, Malcolm Phillips, Jr.,
Tommy Lee Rinicker, and
’ Billy Stephenson.
. . • _:
Members of the Lexington Little Boys
League Baseball team include: (left to
right) - front row, Danny Malone, Bar
ry Meek, David Garrison, Andy Holder,
and Mike Cothran. Second row, Jimmy
\Y ms, Bill Rutledge, Calvin Green,
Reuben Netherland, and Lou Garrison.
Back row, Murray Fincher, Joe Moore,
Bill Rosamond, Bob Kimbrough, and
Wayne Rodgers, coach. Not pictured
is Clay Self.
Staff photo.
Steel Plant Installing
Equipment In Lexington
New Industry Will Manufacture
Kiln Cars, Ceramics Products
Lexington has obtained a new industry follow ing success
ful negotiations between city officials and Ridgeland Steel
The new industry, wmcn
will hire between eight and
ten persons initially, is to be
located in the old National
Guard Armory Building
which presently houses the
Fire Department and is the
former home of a tool mach
ine manufacturing firm.
Ridgeland will produce
steel kiln cars and fabricated
metal for use in the cera
mics industry.
Ed Cook, who will be pro
duction manager for the com
pany, began moving light
equipment into the building
Monday. He said that hea
vier machines would be set
up later this week.
Local labor wdll be used
to fill the opening jobs at the
plant, which is said to have
“good expansion potential.”
Local Minister
Receives Degree
Rev. David Skinner, pastor
of the Beulah Baptist Church,
graduated from New Orleans
Baptist Theological Seminary
Friday, May 18.
Rev. Skinner graduated
writh a Bachelor of Difinity
degree with Greek and Hey
He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Skinner of Lexing
ton and is married to the for
mer Louise Gregory of Myrt
Rev. and Mrs. Skinner have
one child, a six month old
daughter, named Tamara Joy.
Men's Garden Club
Completes Another
Durant Project
C. H. Blanton, Sr. and J. P.
Durham, both officers in the
Durant Men’s Garden Club,
have just comple/d working,
watering, and fertilizing every
Lythium Morden Gleam Plant
in front of all residences on
North and South Jackson
Streets as part of the club’s
latest project.
The plants were paid for by
the club and planted by the
beautification engineer, Wil
deridge Odom.
All members of the club
have been u^ged to attend
the next meeting of the club
Friday night at 7:30 o’clock.
Election Unit
Lists Workers
Election officials for the
June 5 Democratic Primary
to select a representative in
the new second congressional
district were announced by
the Holmes County Democra
tic Executive Committee this
They are as follows:
Shepherd, R. O., Mrs. Thelma
Sharp, Mrs. Joe H. Moore,
Mrs. Walter Hooker, W. H.
Scott, and S. L. White, P. O'.
ACONA - J. D. Williams, R.
0., K. F. Downer, Mrs. J. R.
Booth, Mrs. Boswell Peacock,
Mrs. K. F. Downer, and J. R.
Booth, P. O.
DURANT . Mrs. C. M. Ray,
(Continued on page 4)
Funeral Services
For Mrs. Eades
Held On Tuesday
Funeral services for Rebec*
ca Mae Eades of Cruger were
held at the Emory Methodist
Church Tuesday with the Rev.
Claude Fleming officiating.
Interment was in the church
cemetery with Southern Fu
neral Home in charge of ar
Mrs. Eades, 77, died Mon
day at the Holmes County
Community Hospital of a
heart concjitiafn following a
brief illness.
She is survived by a son,
Jerry Eades of Cruger; a
daughter, Lorena Johnson of
Cruger; a brother, B. D. Mel
ton of Emory; three sisters,
Mrs. Clifton Downer of Lex
ington; Mrs. H. M. Vandiver
of Cruger, and Mrs. G. G.
Griffin of Cruger; three
grandchildren; and two great
Born at Emory. May 6.
1885, she was a member of
the Emory Methodist Church.
Pallbearers were Marvin
Johnson, Donald G. Griffin,
Estes Hill, Roscoe Johnson.
Edward Mathias, Robert K.
O’Reilly, Tilton Wixon, and
VV. B. Farmer.
The two oldest members of the Durant
Men’s Garden Club, C. H. Blanton, Sr.,
club treasurer, and J. P. Durham, club
finance chairman, complete beautifica
tion work which the club is presently
doing on North and South Jackson
Street. Staff photo.

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