Slaughter Library/Legacy FoundationBy CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,
Legacy Salutes First Responders During Enrichment Series
Our hearts are saddened by the death of former Forest resident John Lynn of Ashville, NC who passed Friday, October 6th. Our prayers are especially with his wife, Roseann Lynn, and children. Please remember this former Sunbeam and Hughes Aircraft supervisor and Rotarian in your prayers. John was one of the original supporters of Legacy and we will miss him.
We are saddened by the death of Mr. Lloyd Jamal Sturgis, son of Dorother and the late Gipson Sturgis, who passed Friday, October 7th. Mr. Sturgis was an English/Writing instructor at Jackson State University. Memorial arrangements are incomplete. Please remember his family, especially his mother, in your prayers.
We are sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Georgia Mae Moore Patrick who passed Monday, October 2nd. Memorial services were held Sunday, October 8th at Holifield Funeral Home Chapel. Our prayers are with her family.
Our prayers are with the family of the late Michael Odell Craig of Pascagoula. Mr. Craig passed September 11th and was memorialized Saturday, September 16th. Please remember his family especially his wife, Linda Irenette Craig in your prayers.
Please remember the family of Mr. Frederick “Terrell” Barrett in your prayers. He is the grandson of Mrs. Mary Helen White and he was shot several times Saturday night. Please also remember Mrs. Mildred Guyse who is under the weather following surgery. Please continue to remember our readers who are experiencing health challenges.
We enjoyed the Sunday “Sundae” Shower held for Chandler Nicholson and his bride Julie Rivero at the home of Allen and Mitzi Breland. The couple welcomed those in attendance and Chandler had his father’s demeanor and looks as he introduced his bride. Among those attending were the couple’s mothers, Lib Hill, Jean Palmer, Jo Taylor, Norma Ruth Lee, Nancy Chambers, Tina Brown, Margaret Chance, Pat Dilley, and others.
As part of the Legacy/Slaughter Foundation program, September 28th through October 9th is a special programmatic period since W. L. Slaughter was born September 28th and Mrs. Olivia Kelley Slaughter was born October 9th. During this period, the Foundations pay tribute to students, community residents, volunteers and supporters. This year, “First Responders” were recognized and honored on September 28th. Forest Fire Chief Tillman and his fireman and Forest Police Chief and his officers received red, white and blue cup cakes courtesy of Vowell’s, candy, chips and poweraide during the Legacy Girl’s Mentoring Program session at Hawkins Middle. The mentees also presented personalized appreciation cup cake notes to each of the officers. We salute these heroes for their services. Special thanks to Hawkins Principal Marcus Holbert for his support and assistance.
Stakeholders in the Save Our Youth Through Community Action met Monday, September 25th at the Slaughter Library and prepared for commencement of community/school forums as well as other programs designed to save our youth. Stakeholders participating included Elmer Lowery, Chief Will Jones, Coach Andre’ Hollis, Commissioner Roy Pinkston, Mrs. Shonnette Kelley, Andrew Crudup, Representative Tom Miles, Roy Lowery, Principal Marcus Holbert, Jody Matheny, Dorothy Pinkston, James Burwell, III and Constance Slaughter-Harvey. They also discussed travel plans for students who are participating in the various mentoring programs. A very special thanks to these stakeholders for their interest in and support of our youth.
Happy Birthday greetings to October babies born from October 15–31st, namely Louvene Robinson (15), Jackie Reed, Viola Morgan and Ray Walker (16), April Hughes, Stephen Murrell, Kitty Colbert, Veonshay Harper and Chad Willis (17), Mosie K. Wash, Amberly Young, Michael M. Robinson, Birchel Robinson and Benita Hamilton (18), Adrienne Edwards, Mykeria Hayes and Sadie Butler (19), Boris Bradford and Ivory Youngblood (20), Mikella Daniels, Kalyndezeyia Gray, Clarissa Spivey, Willie Perkins, and Brittany Myers (21), James Perkins, William Hodges, Thelma Faulkner, and Earl Fortune (22), Labriskia Rayford and Greg Burks (23), Wykersha Parrott and William Brown (24), Amiyah Myers 26), Johnnie L. Brown, Don’novan Phillips and Mitchell Nichols (27), Joyce Rigsby Handford (28), Whitney Patrick, Marcus Bland, and Ann Brand Colbert (29), Donisea Phillips, Nicole Jones, Marvin Murrell and Cindy Craft (31).
Answer to Quiz Teaser #425: Mrs. Olivia K. Slaughter, poet, educator, entrepreneur, and playwright, was honored by Governor William Winter in 1983 for her volunteerism and presented a plaque for her cultural museum (Slaughter Library) and artifacts.
Quiz Teaser #426: What was the name of the Black school located in and near the King Lumber Mill quarters?