Slaughter Library/Legacy FoundationBy CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,
Community offers prayers and condolences to families
Our community is saddened by recent deaths and send our sincere and heart-felt sympathy to the Verna Mae Hollis Hughes, Emogene Harper, Kay Morris Harper, Lenal Gray and Roosevelt Moore families.
A beautiful memorial service was held for Mrs. Verna Mae Hollis Hughes Saturday, October 28 at Sylvester U. M. Church in Hillsboro. Pastor Rev. E. J. Shepard presided and provided the eulogy which described Mrs. Hollis-Hughes, a member of the Hawkins graduating class of 1968, as a faithful and loving Christian. Mrs. Josie Gammage was the mistress of order. Our prayers are with her husband, Willie Lee “Will” Hughes, Sr., and their sons, Jeffery (Aretha) and Willie, Jr. (Shederria). Mrs. Hollis-Hughes retired after working many years at Sunbeam and Hughes. Please keep her family in your prayers. Holfield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The children, family and friends of Mrs. Emogene Harper paid their final tribute to her in “Celebrating the Lengthy and Well Spent Life of Sister Emogene Harper,” Saturday, October 28th at New Bethel M. B. Church. Rev. Dr. F. Bernard Mitchell, Mendenhall’s Zion Hill M.B. Church Pastor, was the officiating minister and delivered a stirring, moving and spirit-filled eulogy where he urged us to praise God at all times.
Mrs. Harper’s granddaughter, Miriam Sabree, was the mistress of order, and her granddaughter Arin Wilson, great granddaughter Jasmine Triggs, and great-great granddaughter Toneidda Martin shared reflections. Other program participants included Revs. Dexter Shelby and James Clark. Her daughter, Mrs. Clara Jaynes, expressed appreciation and acknowledged those who enriched their mother’s lengthy and well spent life.
It was indeed a beautiful home going. Our prayers are with her family, especially her children, Clara (Ernest) Jaynes, Artis Ray (Lula), Charles, Delores Sabree, Gerald, Jerry and James (Mary). Mapp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Please continue to remember them in your prayers.
We are sorry to learn of the death of retired educator, Mrs. Kay Francis Morris Harper, who passed Tuesday, October 25th. Memorial services are scheduled for Tuesday, October 31st at Anderson U. M. Church in Jackson. Please remember her family in your prayers, especially her children, Marcus (Vanessa), Tonya (Derek), Donna, and Brian (Phalen). We will miss Mrs. Harper’s sisterhood and her love for children as a dedicated servant who invested personal resources in students.
We are sorry to learn of the death of Mr. Lenal Gray who will be memorialized Monday, October 30th at Green Grove U. M. Church. Our prayers are with his family especially his mother, Mrs. Nancy Gray, wife Mrs. Faye Gray, son Fred, and siblings James, Bobbie Carter and Lois Briskey. Please keep them in your prayers.
Our prayers are with the family of the late Mr. Roosevelt “Blue” Moore, brother of Mrs. Berniece Anderson. Memorial services were held Saturday, October 21st . Evans Memorial was in charge of arrangements.
Please continue to remember, in your prayers, our readers facing health challenges.
There will be a Benefit for Paul Terry Reed to be held Saturday, November 4th at 5:00 p.m. at Union Grove M. B. Church. Paul Terry is now hospitalized at the MS Baptist Hospital in Jackson.
Parents of Legacy Hawkins Mentees met Sunday, October 22nd at the Slaughter Library and elected officers for this school year. In addition to conducting business, they changed the date of the Annual Legacy Harvest Sidewalk Sale/Fun Time to Friday and Saturday, November 10-11th from 8-5 on Friday and from 8-2 on Saturday. Baked goods will be the special items in addition to clothes, linen and furnishings, etc. See you there at the Slaughter Block on Highway 80 East!
Members of the Martha and Mary Ministry of St Michael Catholic Community will meet Tuesday, November 7th at 6:30 at the Parish Hall.
Stakeholders in Save Our Youth Through Community Action will meet Monday, November 13th at noon at the Slaughter Library.
Legacy’s Health Is Wealth members and Scott County’s African American Historical Society historians will meet Thursday, November 2nd at noon at the Slaughter Library. A healthy potluck lunch is being prepared.
Happy birthday greetings to babies born during the first ten days in November, namely, Mikenia Ickom and Willie Haralson (1), James “Bo” Clark and Danny Hunter (2), James Walter Crudup, Elizabeth Hampton, Larry Murrell, and Joseph Futch (4), Makalya Crosby (5), Mildred Guyse (6), Dequan Moore and William Ware (7), Evelyn Hampton, Maude Jones and Kendra Morgan (8), Kadevyan Cager and Maliaka Holified McNair (9), and Tambria Ware, Brittany Miller and Rev. Johnnie Murrell (10).
Answer to Quiz Teaser # 428: Mrs. Fannie Bradford was first elected in 1984 and continued to serve as Scott County Election Commissioner for Beat 1 for 28 years.
Quiz Teaser # 429: Which Scott County African American World War II Air Force Veteran father of 12 children and one of 11 siblings recently retired from being an official greeter?