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William Bryan "Billy" Jennings - Wilson Post

Monday, April 03, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN. Interment in Bethlehem Cemetery will follow the service. Pallbearers: Cheryl Henry, Bubba Jennings, Chuck Totten, Henry Stamps, Joe Scarpaci, and Buck Hall. The family extends a special thank you to Stacy Stamps.Mr. Jennings is survived by daughters Melissa Jennings and Christie Morris (Tony), granddaughter Sarah Raines, brother Dan Jennings (Marty), and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents Paul R. Jennings and Dorothy Kelley Walpole, and brothers Richard P. and David L. Jennings. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN (615) 444-9393.

This Bot Files FOIA Requests to the FBI Whenever The New York Times Posts an Obituary - Newsweek

Monday, March 13, 2017

On the project’s Twitter account (@foiathedead), Higgins posts ephemera from the files, things like odd FBI stamps (“Do Not Destroy”) and assorted black-and-white pics of stern men.The inspiration for the project grew out of a routine. “For a long time before starting the project, I had sort of internalized the act of sending a FOIA request as a marker of an admired celebrity's death,” says Higgins. “I think it was after Lou Reed died that I thought: I should really be doing this in a more standardized way, because the really surprising FBI file is naturally going to be the one that nobody expects exists.”So: automation. The Times obituaries section, while far from perfect, provides a reliable dataset. Those covered by it are both dead and usually notable enough to have earned a file. It’s especially likely considering the average age of those covered by the section at this point in time. “A lot of the people who are showing up in the obituaries pages were active during eras of what we now consider real FBI overreach: the Red Scare, to civil rights crackdowns, to COINTELPRO and similar. In many cases, all of the above,” says Higgins. “So it's actually pretty plausible that anybody who appears in a New York Times obituary in 2017 could have a file for no good reason.”The files typically include large blank sections of redacted information, scraps from news articles about the subjects, and any other notes or documents the FBI was able to collect on the subject. The record for literary critic Daniel Aaron (who died on May 3, 2016, at 103 years old) focuses largely on his study of the role of Communism in American life. It also notes that in 1938 he “was reported to have suggested that a petition be circulated requesting the extension of a teaching contract for a teacher alleged to be a Communist Party member.” Another record, for journalist Morley Safer (who died on May 19, 2016, at 84 years old) features an all-caps letter from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, requesting “information re: subject which can be passed to Marine Corps” because “recently he has been giving particularly unfavorable radio accounts of Marine Corps activities in South Vietnam,” including an “account of recent killings of innocent victims in several South Vietnam Villages.”If there’s an ideal type of record to uncover, it would be something like what Vollman unearthed. The author discovered, after filing an FOIA request for himself, that for a brief period, unbeknownst to him, he was suspected to be the Unabomber. “I always think, like, What if he hadn't gone through with filing his own FOIA request and getting that information out himself?” says Higgins. “That's really where this project would prove itself, is in uncovering the unknown surveillance that nobody would even think to look for.”The documents have an interesting aesthetic appeal. “The old-fashioned typewritten pages with stamps and redactions give all the documents I get a real look-and-feel that's a bonus over and above any of the information they provide.” But more than that, there’s also a meta-voyeuristic element to the project. This isn’t just about the subjects, b...

Transition to UHIP state benefits system has also impacted burial payments - The Providence Journal

Monday, December 19, 2016

Medicaid to food stamps.The number of new burial-benefit applications that contributed to this backlog grew by one or two a week until late October. Since then it has grown by as many as 39 in a single week.As a starting point, Department of Administration spokeswoman Brenna McCabe stresses there are no bodies in a morgue awaiting a sign off by a state worker. "This is a reimbursement program. Payments are made after the burial/cremation services take place,'' she explained. "We do not know how much is owed to a funeral home until an application has been approved for payment."Elaborating, she said: "Of the 100 applications currently pending payment, there are 11 individuals that have yet to be buried. The State is going through the process of identifying next-of-kin for six of those 11 deceased. Family members are in the process of making funeral arrangements for the remaining individuals and those recently deceased are expected to be buried soon."Delays in burials are typically caused by one of two circumstances: the deceased has not yet been identified or the next of kin cannot be located.'' Payment delays may also result from the state awaiting basic documentation, such as a death certificate.Asked who is awaiting these payments, McCabe said: "Generally, family members submit the applications. However, we do in some circumstances receive applications from friends of the deceased, funeral homes or [the Department of Human Services]."Once the burial services have been completed and applications are approved for payment, reimbursements are sent directly to the funeral homes."She did not have readily available a list of funeral homes awaiting payment or the length of time they have been waiting, or comparative figures to any given period before the launch of the new computer system that has, in some reported cases, frustrated workers trying to enter new information and access old information.The upside: "Prior to the launch of UHIP in September...The GPA burial benefits program was mostly a paper-based system,'' she said."DHS did not have an accurate way to track th...

LEND A HAND: How you can help | December 18 - Houma Courier

Monday, December 19, 2016

Northport, needs donations of deodorant, bleach, diapers, cotton swabs, hand lotion, rubbing alcohol, peroxide, toothpaste, soap, office supplies such as copy paper, Post-it notes, pens, and postage stamps. The association also needs new flooring for area up to 1500 square feet and/ or rugs. Call 758-1761.Good Samaritan ClinicThe Good Samaritan Clinic needs CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines for its patients. The clinic currently has a waiting list for patients in need of a CPAP. Donations are accepted at 3880 Watermelon Road, Suite A, Northport (next to Sunset Funeral Home and behind Rice’s Valley Baptist Church), anytime Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday mornings. Call 343-2212.Teen MomsTeen Moms, a division of Youth for Christ, needs mentors and volunteers to work with teenage mothers in various club settings as well as volunteer in the office, provide snacks for school meetings and prepare and deliver meal for outside school events. Volunteers are also needed for the monthly newsletter mailing. Call 752-3361.Caring DaysCaring Days, a day program for adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders, need volunteers with reception and clerical work, help clients with activities, games and feeding. It also needs volunteers with experience in music and an art instructor. Call Debbie LeBron or Vicki Kerr at 752-6840.Child developmentChild Development Resources needs volunteers to work with its Baby TALK program. Volunteers are needed to make hospital visits to new mothers, help with parent education programs and provide clerical support. Call Leslie Guy at 348-2235.Books to Prison ProjectBooks to Prisons Project is searching for an experienced grant writer, to write and submit a grant. Grant money is needed to pay for the postage required to mail books to prisoners. E...

IDA M. DILLARD - El Dorado News-Times

Monday, November 28, 2016

Kacey Wallace Moore and Samantha Dillard Culwell; as well as five great-grandchildren.Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Smith Funeral Home in Stamps. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Walnut Hill Cemetery near Bradley.Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Former Mississippi Rep. Gene Alday dies - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Monday, November 21, 2016

African-Americans as part of a conversation about finding money to help improve literacy skills for children.Alday told a reporter: "I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks.' They don't work." Alday also said he spent hours in an emergency room because African-Americans "were in there being treated for gunshots."Alday apologized on the House floor to colleagues for the remarks, which went viral on social media.Alday sought re-election in 2015, but he but was one of four Republican House incumbents from DeSoto County turned out of office by a group of political newcomers backed by an education reform movement.Colleagues hoped Alday would be remembered for the deep commitment he showed to his community."He made some mistakes in his career, but he was a good man who had Walls at heart," current Walls Mayor Patti Denison said."He was always loyal to his town and to his county in every legislative vote he made, just as he was when he was mayor of Walls," added former state Rep. Pat Nelson,  one of those defeated along with Alday.State Rep. Dan Eubanks of Walls, who replaced Alday in the District 25 seat, expressed condolences on his Facebook page."It is with sadness that I post that the city of Walls, and the state of Mississippi has lost a true public servant today," Eubanks wrote Monday. "Gene Alday passed away last night. Gene served as our Walls Police Chief, Mayor, and ultimately the State Representative for all the residents of District 25. My prayers go out to all of Gene's family and friends this morning."Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery near Tunica. Memorial Funeral Home of Tunica has charge.Read or Share this story: http://on.thec-l.com/2e1tuco...

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William Bryan "Billy" Jennings - Wilson Post

Monday, April 03, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN. Interment in Bethlehem Cemetery will follow the service. Pallbearers: Cheryl Henry, Bubba Jennings, Chuck Totten, Henry Stamps, Joe Scarpaci, and Buck Hall. The family extends a special thank you to Stacy Stamps.Mr. Jennings is survived by daughters Melissa Jennings and Christie Morris (Tony), granddaughter Sarah Raines, brother Dan Jennings (Marty), and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents Paul R. Jennings and Dorothy Kelley Walpole, and brothers Richard P. and David L. Jennings. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN (615) 444-9393.

This Bot Files FOIA Requests to the FBI Whenever The New York Times Posts an Obituary - Newsweek

Monday, March 13, 2017

On the project’s Twitter account (@foiathedead), Higgins posts ephemera from the files, things like odd FBI stamps (“Do Not Destroy”) and assorted black-and-white pics of stern men.The inspiration for the project grew out of a routine. “For a long time before starting the project, I had sort of internalized the act of sending a FOIA request as a marker of an admired celebrity's death,” says Higgins. “I think it was after Lou Reed died that I thought: I should really be doing this in a more standardized way, because the really surprising FBI file is naturally going to be the one that nobody expects exists.”So: automation. The Times obituaries section, while far from perfect, provides a reliable dataset. Those covered by it are both dead and usually notable enough to have earned a file. It’s especially likely considering the average age of those covered by the section at this point in time. “A lot of the people who are showing up in the obituaries pages were active during eras of what we now consider real FBI overreach: the Red Scare, to civil rights crackdowns, to COINTELPRO and similar. In many cases, all of the above,” says Higgins. “So it's actually pretty plausible that anybody who appears in a New York Times obituary in 2017 could have a file for no good reason.”The files typically include large blank sections of redacted information, scraps from news articles about the subjects, and any other notes or documents the FBI was able to collect on the subject. The record for literary critic Daniel Aaron (who died on May 3, 2016, at 103 years old) focuses largely on his study of the role of Communism in American life. It also notes that in 1938 he “was reported to have suggested that a petition be circulated requesting the extension of a teaching contract for a teacher alleged to be a Communist Party member.” Another record, for journalist Morley Safer (who died on May 19, 2016, at 84 years old) features an all-caps letter from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, requesting “information re: subject which can be passed to Marine Corps” because “recently he has been giving particularly unfavorable radio accounts of Marine Corps activities in South Vietnam,” including an “account of recent killings of innocent victims in several South Vietnam Villages.”If there’s an ideal type of record to uncover, it would be something like what Vollman unearthed. The author discovered, after filing an FOIA request for himself, that for a brief period, unbeknownst to him, he was suspected to be the Unabomber. “I always think, like, What if he hadn't gone through with filing his own FOIA request and getting that information out himself?” says Higgins. “That's really where this project would prove itself, is in uncovering the unknown surveillance that nobody would even think to look for.”The documents have an interesting aesthetic appeal. “The old-fashioned typewritten pages with stamps and redactions give all the documents I get a real look-and-feel that's a bonus over and above any of the information they provide.” But more than that, there’s also a meta-voyeuristic element to the project. This isn’t just about the subjects, b...

Transition to UHIP state benefits system has also impacted burial payments - The Providence Journal

Monday, December 19, 2016

Medicaid to food stamps.The number of new burial-benefit applications that contributed to this backlog grew by one or two a week until late October. Since then it has grown by as many as 39 in a single week.As a starting point, Department of Administration spokeswoman Brenna McCabe stresses there are no bodies in a morgue awaiting a sign off by a state worker. "This is a reimbursement program. Payments are made after the burial/cremation services take place,'' she explained. "We do not know how much is owed to a funeral home until an application has been approved for payment."Elaborating, she said: "Of the 100 applications currently pending payment, there are 11 individuals that have yet to be buried. The State is going through the process of identifying next-of-kin for six of those 11 deceased. Family members are in the process of making funeral arrangements for the remaining individuals and those recently deceased are expected to be buried soon."Delays in burials are typically caused by one of two circumstances: the deceased has not yet been identified or the next of kin cannot be located.'' Payment delays may also result from the state awaiting basic documentation, such as a death certificate.Asked who is awaiting these payments, McCabe said: "Generally, family members submit the applications. However, we do in some circumstances receive applications from friends of the deceased, funeral homes or [the Department of Human Services]."Once the burial services have been completed and applications are approved for payment, reimbursements are sent directly to the funeral homes."She did not have readily available a list of funeral homes awaiting payment or the length of time they have been waiting, or comparative figures to any given period before the launch of the new computer system that has, in some reported cases, frustrated workers trying to enter new information and access old information.The upside: "Prior to the launch of UHIP in September...The GPA burial benefits program was mostly a paper-based system,'' she said."DHS did not have an accurate way to track th...

LEND A HAND: How you can help | December 18 - Houma Courier

Monday, December 19, 2016

Northport, needs donations of deodorant, bleach, diapers, cotton swabs, hand lotion, rubbing alcohol, peroxide, toothpaste, soap, office supplies such as copy paper, Post-it notes, pens, and postage stamps. The association also needs new flooring for area up to 1500 square feet and/ or rugs. Call 758-1761.Good Samaritan ClinicThe Good Samaritan Clinic needs CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines for its patients. The clinic currently has a waiting list for patients in need of a CPAP. Donations are accepted at 3880 Watermelon Road, Suite A, Northport (next to Sunset Funeral Home and behind Rice’s Valley Baptist Church), anytime Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday mornings. Call 343-2212.Teen MomsTeen Moms, a division of Youth for Christ, needs mentors and volunteers to work with teenage mothers in various club settings as well as volunteer in the office, provide snacks for school meetings and prepare and deliver meal for outside school events. Volunteers are also needed for the monthly newsletter mailing. Call 752-3361.Caring DaysCaring Days, a day program for adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders, need volunteers with reception and clerical work, help clients with activities, games and feeding. It also needs volunteers with experience in music and an art instructor. Call Debbie LeBron or Vicki Kerr at 752-6840.Child developmentChild Development Resources needs volunteers to work with its Baby TALK program. Volunteers are needed to make hospital visits to new mothers, help with parent education programs and provide clerical support. Call Leslie Guy at 348-2235.Books to Prison ProjectBooks to Prisons Project is searching for an experienced grant writer, to write and submit a grant. Grant money is needed to pay for the postage required to mail books to prisoners. E...

IDA M. DILLARD - El Dorado News-Times

Monday, November 28, 2016

Kacey Wallace Moore and Samantha Dillard Culwell; as well as five great-grandchildren.Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Smith Funeral Home in Stamps. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Walnut Hill Cemetery near Bradley.Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Former Mississippi Rep. Gene Alday dies - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Monday, November 21, 2016

African-Americans as part of a conversation about finding money to help improve literacy skills for children.Alday told a reporter: "I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks.' They don't work." Alday also said he spent hours in an emergency room because African-Americans "were in there being treated for gunshots."Alday apologized on the House floor to colleagues for the remarks, which went viral on social media.Alday sought re-election in 2015, but he but was one of four Republican House incumbents from DeSoto County turned out of office by a group of political newcomers backed by an education reform movement.Colleagues hoped Alday would be remembered for the deep commitment he showed to his community."He made some mistakes in his career, but he was a good man who had Walls at heart," current Walls Mayor Patti Denison said."He was always loyal to his town and to his county in every legislative vote he made, just as he was when he was mayor of Walls," added former state Rep. Pat Nelson,  one of those defeated along with Alday.State Rep. Dan Eubanks of Walls, who replaced Alday in the District 25 seat, expressed condolences on his Facebook page."It is with sadness that I post that the city of Walls, and the state of Mississippi has lost a true public servant today," Eubanks wrote Monday. "Gene Alday passed away last night. Gene served as our Walls Police Chief, Mayor, and ultimately the State Representative for all the residents of District 25. My prayers go out to all of Gene's family and friends this morning."Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery near Tunica. Memorial Funeral Home of Tunica has charge.Read or Share this story: http://on.thec-l.com/2e1tuco...