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Death Notices for Saturday, August 2, 2014
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Catherine Mercier “Beetsie” Ashley Mrs. Catherine Mercier “Beetsie" Ashley, 88, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at her home. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Celebration of Life Services will immediately follow beginning at 2 p.m at First United Methodist Church with Bro. Will Wilkerson officiating. Billy Curtis Funeral services for Billy H. Curtis, 76, of Corinth are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial in Forrest Memorial Park. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday. Anastasia Devon Gurley Anastasia Devon Gurley, the infant daughter of Shawna Gurley of Booneville died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. A graveside service will be held at Juliette Cemetery. Lois Byrd Henson Funeral services for Lois Byrd Henson, 77, are set for 2:30 p.m.. Saturday at Memorial Funeral home Chapel with burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation is from 1:00 to service time. Lois died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at MS Care Center. Carson Herrin ACTON, Tenn. – Funeral services for Carson Robert Herrin, 13, are set for 5 p.m. Sunday at Acton Church of Christ with burial will be in the Acton Cemetery. Carson died Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Acton, Tenn. He was a 7th grader at Michie School. Visitation is from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday at the church. Waymon Horton RIPLEY – Funeral services for Waymon Marsh Horton, 89, of Memphis, Tenn. are set for 11 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with burial in County Line Cemetery in Walnut. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time today. Mr. Horton died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Crossroads Hospice of Tennessee LLC. Sis Johnson IUKA – Funeral services for Florene Carson “Sis” Johnson, 88, of Iuka are set for 11 a.m. Monday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with burial in Campground Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Pamela Johnson GLEN – Funeral services for Pamela Johnson, 56, of Burnsville are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen with burial in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. today. Ms. Johnson died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Paul Neill UNION CITY – Funeral services for Paul Neill, 85 of Savannah, formerlly of Obion County are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at White-Ranson Funeral Home with burial in East View Cemetery. Visitation is from noon until service time. Mr. Curtis died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Couple charged with child abuse
by Jeff York
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ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. — A four-year-old boy remained on life support at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center Friday as a pair of Adamsville residents were formally charged with child abuse for allegedly causing his injuries. Anthony Dilworth, 39, of 337 Myrtle Road, is being charged with child abuse. He is the father of the child in Le Bonheur. Dilworth also faces charges in Shelby County. Kyrie Marie Kyle, 26, of the same address, is charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated assault, according to a release by the sheriff’s department. Kyle is reported to be 18-weeks pregnant. Dilworth and Kyle are being held in the McNairy County Jail. McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck said additional charges could be made depending on the condition of the injured child. A three-year-old girl who lived at the residence was removed and is now in the custody of her relatives. The biological mother of the four-year-old child lives in Memphis. Buck said the injured boy was brought to the McNairy Regional Hospital’s emergency room Wednesday night with severe head injuries and numerous injuries. The sheriff’s department was contacted by the hospital because of the possible child abuse injuries. The charges were officially announced Friday by the sheriff's department and the district attorney's office.
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Walmart Office Associate Nita Wolfe has been with the store for 38 of its 40 years in Corinth.
Staff photo by Steve Beavers Walmart Office Associate Nita Wolfe has been with the store for 38 of its 40 years in Corinth.
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4 Decades of Savings
by Steve Beavers
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Walmart Office Associate Nita Wolfe has been with the store for 38 of its 40 years in Corinth.
Staff photo by Steve Beavers Walmart Office Associate Nita Wolfe has been with the store for 38 of its 40 years in Corinth.
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Walmart was in a celebrating mood. A fixture in Corinth since 1974, the store celebrated its 40th anniversary Friday. “We are having a lot of fun with our customers and associates today,” said store manager Brenda Johnson. “Both of them played a big part in Walmart being here 40 years.” Office Associate Nita Wolfe has been with the store for 38 of the 40 years. The Kossuth High School graduate started in 1976 while a sophomore at KHS. “I thought it was just an after school job then,” said Wolfe. “I never dreamed I would be standing here 38 years later.” Walmart opened on Cass Street in a building now housed by Belk in 1974. The store became a super center at its current location on Harper Road in 1993. “I am one of the blessed people who gets to come to work every day at a job I love,” said Wolfe, who started her Walmart career as a cashier. “I enjoy the people I work with and the customers … we are truly like a family at Walmart.” That type of atmosphere is what the late Sam Walton built from a single franchise store into the world’s largest company. “At Walmart, the customer is always right,” said Wolfe. “It’s a true conviction of ours.” “Mr. Sam taught us that,” added Johnson, a 32-year veteran of Walmart. Walton, who passed away at the age of 74 in 1992, opened the first true Walmart on July 2, 1962 in Rogers, Ark. He was determined to market American-made products and was willing to find American manufacturers who could supply merchandise for the entire Walmart chain at a price low enough to meet the foreign competition. Today, there are over 11,000 Walmart retail units around the world, employing 2.2 million associates with 1.3 million employed in the United States alone. Seventy-three stores can be found in Mississippi. Of that number, 61 are super centers. The state employs 22,321 store associates. The Corinth store employs 360 associates. In 2013, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave $1.3 billion in cash and in-kind contributions around the world, surpassing 2012’s total by more than $244 million “We wouldn’t be here without Mr. Sam,” said Wolfe, who met the founder on three occasions. “It’s about him and the way he wanted his company to be.” Wolfe still remembers her first meeting with the Walmart founder. “He just walked up to my register and said ‘I am Sam Walton,’” said Wolfe. “I will never forget that.” Wolfe hopes to be around for the 50th anniversary. “That’s my goal,” she said. “I am blessed to be part of this.” “Walmart has been good to both of us,” added Johnson.
Teen killed in ATV accident
by Jeff York
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MICHIE, Tenn. – A Michie School teenager died Thursday night from injuries suffered in a four-wheeler accident close to his home. Carson Herrin, 13, would have been a 7th grader when school started next week. He was the son of Kevin and Melissa Herrin. The McNairy County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call about the four-wheeler accident at 452 South Liberty Road in Michie around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Lt. Brad Johnson, deputy for the sheriff’s department. Johnson said family members found Herrin laying in a field where he usually rode his four-wheeler. Herrin’s four-wheeler was found around 200 yards from the victim and still running. The deputy said it looked as if the four-wheeler had flipped onto Herrin resulting in his fatal injuries. Johnson said the young man was not wearing a helmet. Michie Principal Wayne Henry said Herrin was a fun-loving young man and a really good kid that loved to play sports. “We will make sure members of his 7th grade class will get all the opportunities they need to express themselves and their grief once school starts next week,” said Henry. Herrin was a football and basketball player for the Blue Devils, according to Michie coach Michael Cleary. “Carson was excited about playing football and basketball this season,” said Cleary. “He rode to basketball camp with me this summer and he could not wait until the start of the season.” Cleary said you rarely saw Carson without a smile and he was a friend to everyone. “Carson’s brother Brady played for me and Carson was a lot like his brother,” said Cleary. “Carson was one of the fastest players on our team and would have started for us as a slot receiver.” This is the second time that Michie has lost a young person in a fatal accident. Bryan Irons, a former Michie School student, died in a traffic accident on July 6, 2013. Herrin did not show up for Thursday night’s pre-season practice and the coach said that was unusual for him. “He did not miss practice and when he was not there, I just had a bad feeling something was wrong,” said Cleary. “I heard an ambulance around dark, but did not know about Carson’s accident until I got a call after practice.” Cleary said Herrin, a member of Acton Church of Christ, recently became a new Christian at a summer church camp. Shawn Weaver, the preacher at Acton Church of Christ, is also Michie’s team bus driver. The Michie coach said he planned on getting the team together to attend Herrin’s visitation later this week.
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