Posts Tagged ‘burial’

Former college president Cleland dies at age 95

JACKSON — Howard J. Cleland, who served as president of Belhaven College for 17 years, has died at the age of 95. Officials with Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home say Cleland died Sunday. The cause of death was not released. Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Parkway Memorial Cemetery, followed by […] [...]

Cemetery out of receivership, gets new owner

by MBJ Staff Published: May 29,2013

Tags: acquisition, burial, bury, buy, cemetery, dead, death, preneed, purchase, receiver, receivership, sale, sell, state agency, trust

BOONEVILLE — Oaklawn Memorial Park in Booneville has a new owner. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced the sale to Jeff Rencher of Corinth. “When our agency was first named as receiver of Oaklawn, the books, records and finances of this cemetery were in shambles,” said Hosemann.  “Our staff has worked diligently to piece this […] [...]

Supreme Court will not hear funeral services case

by Associated Press Published: February 8,2013

Tags: appeal, bench, burial, court, death, denial, funeral, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, pre-need, trust

OXFORD — The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear more appeals in a pre-need funeral services contracts dispute between two Oxford funeral homes. The Supreme Court ruled last fall there was nothing improper about pre-need funeral services contracts written by Waller Funeral Home that forbid their transfer to another provider. The court denied motions […] [...]

Cemetery owner gets four years for mishandling trusts

by Associated Press Published: January 8,2013

Tags: burial, bury, cemetery, court, government, judge, justice, law, misappropriation, pre-need, prison, sentence, state, stealing, steral, trust

BOONEVILLE — Cemetery owner Wayne Hight of Booneville has been sentenced to serve four years in prison for failing to properly fund pre-need burial trusts. Assistant District Attorney Richard Bowen tells The Daily Corinthian reports Hight also was ordered to pay restitution of more than $500,000. Bowen said Hight, 74, pleaded guilty Friday in Alcorn […] [...]

Business owner accused of bogus tombstone transactions

NATCHEZ — A Natchez business owner has been arrested and charged with felony false pretense, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Dwight Gibson, 45, owner of Clear Creek Monuments in Natchez, was arrested by investigators of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division and the Adam County Sheriff’s Office on two counts of felony false pretense. […] [...]

Historic Spring Hill Cemetery getting new life

by Associated Press Published: August 24,2012

Tags: burial, bury, cemetery, cultural tourism, culture, dead, death, graveyard, historic, history, tourist, visitor

HERNANDO —  Spring Hill Cemetery was recently named to the National Register of Historical sites and officials are discussing how to continue with improvements to the grounds. “Your oaks are going to be Southern red and blackjack oaks,” said Chad Pope, an ecologist with the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs. He recently went […] [...]

Former Oxford Mayor Leslie to be buried tomorrow

by Associated Press Published: March 26,2012

Tags: burial, death, funeral, mayor, memorial service, municipal government, obituary, pharmacist, pharmacy

OXFORD — Gravesite services are scheduled tomorrow for John Leslie, the former longtime mayor of Oxford, who died Saturday at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Oxford. He was 88. Leslie served six terms as mayor and worked as a pharmacist in Oxford for 38 years. Officials with Waller Funeral Homes said today that a graveside […] [...]

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