Slaughter Library/Legacy FoundationBy CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,
Community Residents Close out 2017 and Prepare for 2018
Our hearts ache with the family of Mrs. Bertha Parker Hughes who passed Christmas morning. Mrs. Hughes, wife of Mr. Jerry Hughes, attended North Scott and graduated from Hawkins High School. Services were held Saturday, December 30th at Kingdom Hall. Our prayers are with her family, especially her husband, Jerry, and their children, Bridgett, Lucy, Jerry, Jr., and Jamie. Evans Memorial was in charge of arrangements.
Our prayers are with the family of Mr. Frank Colbert who passed the day after Christmas. Please remember his family in your prayers, especially his wife, Mrs. Tammy Colbert, and children as well as the Western Auto family. Memorial services were held Friday, December 29th at the Ott and Lee Chapel.
Our prayers are with the family of Mrs. Resia D. Coleman Young, daughter of Mrs. Ethel Coleman and the late Harry Coleman, who passed December 11th at Merit Health in Brandon. A beautiful memorial was held Sunday, Dcember 17th at Mapp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Wallace officiating and delivering the eulogy. Mrs. Josie Gammage was the mistress of ceremony and other program participants included R. C. Williams, Mesdames Gloria Holifield and Dessaree Bradford, Rev. LaMalvin McClendon and members of the Scott Central High School Class of 1980.
We are sorry to learn of the death of former Representative/ Senator Rob Smith of Richland. He served as Rotary District Governor and was a supporter of the Slaughter Library and Legacy. We will miss his presence and service to our state. Please keep his family especially his wife, in your prayers.
We are sorry to learn of the death of Mr. Alex Gilmore, husband of Mrs. Mary Ware Gilmore. He transitioned December 5th in Tallalah, LA. Please remember his family especially his wife and son, Alexander, Jr., in your prayers.
Scott County Democratic Executive Committee members enjoyed their Christmas Dinner Party at Penn’s Steakhouse Tuesday night, December 19th. Christmas cheer, fun, food and gifts were the order of the night. Enjoying the fun and fellowship were Chester and Shirley Sawyer, Melvin and Juanita Moore, Tommie and Sheena Miles, Minnie and Shae Hudson, Tom Miles, Ester Perry, Comadelle Williams and guest, Robert Jennings and wife, Mattye Evans, Ralph and Henrietta Peterson, Ethan Grisham, Jackie and Dorothy Bradford, Laney McNeer, Dorothy Pinkston, Constance Slaughter-Harvey, Billy and Becky Gray, Carolyn Knowles, Johnny, Angeline and Peyton Harrell.
Forest Community Head Start presented their Annual Christmas Program December 19th at the Forest Community Center. Participating in spreading Christmas cheer were Charles Yancy, Amonds Johnson, Bre’Asia Warnsley, Nayomi McClenton, Lydia Ducksworth, London Wilkins and Yaniza Johnson (Santa’s Workshop); Alanys Gonzlez, Kylah Smith, Laylah Tumbling, Chinah Jones, Daila Spivey, Ariana Reese, Rayanna Watkins, D’Zyhia Harris, and Magg’Le Shepard (Santa Clause Is Coming to Town – Dancers); Destiny Bramlett, Cashmere Burse, Ke’mani Ficklin, JaKalynn Jones, Jamarion Chandlet, Kirkland Carr, An’keizhia Robinson, Ma’Aliyah Flucker, Chavarus Denham, Kingston Walker, Kasey Holifield, and Javion Lloyd (12 Days of Christmas). Other students participating in the program were Jasmain Skinner, Ja’Zariya Coleman, Lakeriya Mitchell, Yitzel Montoya, and Santa and Mrs. Claus represented by Javeon Rankin and Brianna Gabriel-Dominquez. Mesdames Sharon Grant and Maria Crane also participated and Center Director Sheila Youngblood Brown shared remarks and thanked supporters as she wished all a Merry Christmas.
Happy birthday greetings to babies born in January, namely, Willie Nelson, Delois Burks, Sandra Robinson, and John Hughes, Jr., (1), Wanda Pinkston and R. C. Williams (2), Leesa Davis, Katie Patrick, Kim Patrick, Bianca Thomas and Kobely Clarke (4), Jeremy Bogan, Mary Ann Brown, Vanessa Norman, Liz Edmondson and Leslie Murrell (7), Jean Palmer, Natasha Battle, Jasean Battle, (8), Patsy Bland and Lisa Darby (9), Liakefya Alexander and Mae Bell Hayes (10), and Sariah Ringo, and George Watkins (11).
Please mark your calendars to participate in the Legacy/Slaughter Library 21st Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk to begin Monday, January 15th at the Slaughter Library at 8:00 a.m. Additional details will follow. Churches, Organizations, Sororities, Fraternities and Masonic Orders, Families and Citizens are invited to participate in this Walk.
Please mark your calendar to participate in the upcoming 2nd Annual Spirit of Sharing (SOS) Program to be held at Roosevelt State Park (Livingston Center) Saturday, January 13th at 2:00 p.m. This year, Kia of Meridian will give away a car to a deserving person. Nominees/nominations for the car should be given to Andrea Kersh Williams no later than Monday, January 5, 2018. For additional information and details, please contact Mrs. Kersh-Williams at 601-919-6004.
Answer to Quiz Teaser # 437: Alderman W. L. and Mrs. Olivia Kelley Slaughter were honored December 26th at the Jackson Hilton on County Line Road by the Jackson Tougaloo Alumni Club for their legacy of love, literacy and leadership. Alderman Slaughter was the first African American to serve as Forest alderman and Mrs. Slaughter was Citizen of the Year. Both were educators and owned and operated Six Cees Superette and Six Cees General Store.
Quiz Teaser # 438: Which Scott County Election Commissioners are former Scott County educators and which schools do two of them have in common?