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Mississippi doll collector buried dolls as a child in play funerals - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

But itty bitty Nitta Yuma also is unique. It had electricity before Vicksburg or most cities in the United States.SEE ALSO: 17 weirdly named Mississippi townsA Sept. 23, 1896, story in the Memphis Commercial Appeal carried the headline “Nitta Yuma Is Up To Date.”The story said Nitta Yuma was “entitled to distinction as the most remarkable town on earth, in point of enterprise and metropolitan progress.”It went on to say, “Nitta Yuma’s single street is illuminated by electricity” thanks to the “enterprise and liberality of Henry Phelps, the proprietor of one of the stores.” It described Phelps as an “accomplished electrician.”SEE ALSO: Town of Rodney retains mystical beauty - and 13 residentsFamily members whose roots are 200 years deep in this fertile soil want to share Nitta Yuma with the world, and they have plenty to look at — including nine buildings constructed before the Civil War.“A lot of people preserve their home place, the house they grew up in,” says 60-year-old Henry Vick Phelps III, who grew up on this property and and still lives here, as does his sister, Carolyn May, and his 28-year-old son, Vick. “But we went a little further and kept the other buildings, too.”Phelps credits his grandparents, Henry and Dorothy Phelps, for having the good sense to let the structures be.“We’d like to have a coffee shop, a place where people can stop and relax and then go through the buildings,” Phelps says. “We want to reconstruct the houses back to their original form. We’d like to work with the Delta and serve as an ambassador for the South and for tourism. It’s not going to happen overnight, but it’s something we can do steady along.“I think our audience would be anyone with a passion for old houses and the South and architecture.”Bear tracks and buried dollsNitta Yuma means “bear track” or “trail of the bear” in the Choctaw language.It was settled in 1768, with an original population of 25. In 1805, Burwell Vick purchased the land with jewels from the Choctaws.The land eventually became a plantation owned by Vick’s son, W.H. Vick, who develop...

Cause of death a mystery as remains of Tampa airman are returned from Turkey - Tampabay.com (blog)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Iraq, his sister said.CJ Gardner was the youngest of five siblings, four of whom were adopted at birth, she said."There was no biological reason to be as close as we were, but we had this weird, amazing bond," she said. "CJ with his smile and his personality and everything about him is what really held that bond together."Another bond in her brother's life was service to his country. Their father, Patrick Gardner, was an Air Force lieutenant colonel assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill when he retired in 2003.In 2009, five years after graduating from Gaither High School in Tampa, CJ Gardner enlisted in the Air Force.He had been thinking about becoming a dentist ,but one day he came home and told Clarissa — soon to be his wife — that he was enlisting."He came home and said he had to do this," Erin Gardner said. "He felt the call. He needed to help people."To his colleagues in uniform, Gardner was known as "Radio," his sister said."He was always singing."As children, he and his siblings formed what they called "the Gardner Group," singing at holiday events, fairs and other gatherings.It was a hobby that would serve Gardner well during his deployments — first to Iraq in 2011, then to Afghanistan in 2013, and especially in Incirlik."We know they have been under an extreme amount of stress that few outside the military are aware of," Erin Gardner said.Family could not stay with troops at Incirlik, then, after the aborted coup, the base was surrounded by angry Turks. Power was cut. There was no water, or air conditioning for 10 days. The base remained tense even afterward, more so with the U.S. missile strike April 7 on an air base in Syria and with the ongoing campaign against Islamic State.Still, to his fellow airmen, Gardner remained a ray of sunshine, his sister said."He tried to turn every situation, especially the frustrating ones, into a song. There has been an outpouring of love and his friends tell me that even in the worst possible situations, CJ was always there to make you smile."Contact Howard Altman at haltman@tampabay.com or (813) 225-3112. Follow @haltman.

Michigan man - still very much alive - publishes his own obituary - MLive.com

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Eleveld admitted it's a bit unusual for someone to publish their own obituary and make plans to attend their own memorial service."Yes this is unconventional, and yes some people think it's a little weird," Eleveld said.But for her father, she said, nothing could be more appropriate.When Eleveld came to work for McGarry Bair, his daughter said, an important condition was the continuation of a tradition he started in his own law practice. Now Eleveld's "Cookie Day" is a tradition the entire firm embraces, where anyone is invited each Wednesday at 10 a.m. to share in conversation and fellowship."I think of him as a creator of community," Eleveld said of her father. "And this is one last moment where he can sort of bring people together in an unusual way."A giant end-of-life party may not be for everyone, she said. But for her dad, nothing could fit his personality more perfectly."My father is a very social person," she said. "He's the kind of guy who -- when you walk into a restaurant with him -- he talks to 3-5 people on his way to the table. He knows the name of the waitress, the hostess, the bartender and several patrons and he stops to say 'Hi' to each and every one of them."With death being an uncertain reality, Eleveld points out that not everyone has the opportunity to gather their friends and family together and say goodbye."Not everybody is fortunate enough to have that option," she said. "What he really wants to do is celebrate the time he has had with people rather than mourn the fact that he's not here anymore."Her father suffers from blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm, a rare type of leukemia. The cancer first presented on his skin in August 2014 and he started treatment in May 2015.After nearly two years of battling the cancer, Eleveld has stopped treatment.The weekend after Thanksgiving 2016, some members of the family shared a dinner out in Seattle with Eleveld and his longtime partner, Michele McIsaac.As they talked about him coming to the end of his treatment options and the plans for a belated 80th birthday party sometime in 2017, someone suggested moving the party up."We had about 6 people there and everybody just sort of lit up at that idea," Kerry Eleveld said. "That was the m...

Donald Vincent Pinky, 82, De Soto - Leader Publications

Monday, April 03, 2017

Rick) Swyers of Kokomo, Ind., and Tina (Jerry) Cain of Bonne Terre; one sister: Louise (Joe) Daleo of St. Peters; five grandchildren: Jeff (Brandi) Swyers, Nathan Swyers, Jeremy (TinaJo Hadley) Weir, Lindsey (Mike) Hensley and Christopher (Teresa) Pinkley; five great-grandchildren: LillyAnn, Tucker, Josie, Carson, Avery and one on the way; and four nieces and nephews: Scotty, Bobby, Joanie and Sandy.Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, in St. Louis County. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 27, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis. Arrangements are under the direction of Kutis South County Chapel.

DEC: rat poison likely killed Forest Lawn owl - Story - WKBW - WKBW-TV

Monday, March 06, 2017

Buffalo's Forest Lawn Cemetery last month.The owl was a popular sight for bird watchers and visitors to the cemetery and was just two years old when it was found dead."That's why this situation was weird because one day it was there and the next day it dropped dead, seemingly without a cause," Tom Kerr said.  Kerr is a naturalist with Buffalo Audubon Society.Forest Lawn President Joe Dispenza said the incident was "terribly unfortunate".  The poison didn't come from the cemetery, as Dispenza explained they don't use animal or rat poison on the property."As a unique natural habitat in the city of Buffalo with many wildlife species, we are looking to our partners and the DEC to help provide direction to our community to help prevent any contamination of our parks and cemetery," Dispenza said.Kerr said it's likely the owl left the cemetery to hunt where it came across, and ate, a poisoned rat.  It is a common problem for birds of prey in cities.  Poisoned rats and rodents don't die immediately and can become easy targets for owls and hawks."It just looks like an easy meal to them," Kerr explained.  "A sick, dying rat is easy for them to grab and pick up and carry back and eat.  So it's really, really hard to figure out where it came from."In a statement, the Erie County Department of Health...

Family representative: 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton has died - Washington Post

Monday, February 27, 2017

He excelled as a sadistic military school cadet in “The Lords of Discipline” (1983), based on the Pat Conroy novel, and continued apace in supporting parts in films such as “Weird Science” (1985), “Aliens” (1986), “Tombstone” (1993) and “True Lies” (1994). A breakthrough was playing Fred Haise in “Apollo 13” (1995), directed by Ron Howard and also featuring Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon as fellow astronauts. Mr. Paxton followed with leading parts in “Twister” (1996) opposite Helen Hunt, “The Evening Star” (1997), a sequel to “Terms of Endearment” and “Titanic” (1997).He starred in “Big Love,” as a businessman balancing three wives and many other concerns, from 2006 to 2011.His first marriage, to Kelly Rowan ended in divorce. In 1987, he married Louise Newbury, who survives, along with their two children. A complete list of survivors could not be confirmed.Read more Washington Post obituaries...

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Mississippi doll collector buried dolls as a child in play funerals - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

But itty bitty Nitta Yuma also is unique. It had electricity before Vicksburg or most cities in the United States.SEE ALSO: 17 weirdly named Mississippi townsA Sept. 23, 1896, story in the Memphis Commercial Appeal carried the headline “Nitta Yuma Is Up To Date.”The story said Nitta Yuma was “entitled to distinction as the most remarkable town on earth, in point of enterprise and metropolitan progress.”It went on to say, “Nitta Yuma’s single street is illuminated by electricity” thanks to the “enterprise and liberality of Henry Phelps, the proprietor of one of the stores.” It described Phelps as an “accomplished electrician.”SEE ALSO: Town of Rodney retains mystical beauty - and 13 residentsFamily members whose roots are 200 years deep in this fertile soil want to share Nitta Yuma with the world, and they have plenty to look at — including nine buildings constructed before the Civil War.“A lot of people preserve their home place, the house they grew up in,” says 60-year-old Henry Vick Phelps III, who grew up on this property and and still lives here, as does his sister, Carolyn May, and his 28-year-old son, Vick. “But we went a little further and kept the other buildings, too.”Phelps credits his grandparents, Henry and Dorothy Phelps, for having the good sense to let the structures be.“We’d like to have a coffee shop, a place where people can stop and relax and then go through the buildings,” Phelps says. “We want to reconstruct the houses back to their original form. We’d like to work with the Delta and serve as an ambassador for the South and for tourism. It’s not going to happen overnight, but it’s something we can do steady along.“I think our audience would be anyone with a passion for old houses and the South and architecture.”Bear tracks and buried dollsNitta Yuma means “bear track” or “trail of the bear” in the Choctaw language.It was settled in 1768, with an original population of 25. In 1805, Burwell Vick purchased the land with jewels from the Choctaws.The land eventually became a plantation owned by Vick’s son, W.H. Vick, who develop...

Cause of death a mystery as remains of Tampa airman are returned from Turkey - Tampabay.com (blog)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Iraq, his sister said.CJ Gardner was the youngest of five siblings, four of whom were adopted at birth, she said."There was no biological reason to be as close as we were, but we had this weird, amazing bond," she said. "CJ with his smile and his personality and everything about him is what really held that bond together."Another bond in her brother's life was service to his country. Their father, Patrick Gardner, was an Air Force lieutenant colonel assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill when he retired in 2003.In 2009, five years after graduating from Gaither High School in Tampa, CJ Gardner enlisted in the Air Force.He had been thinking about becoming a dentist ,but one day he came home and told Clarissa — soon to be his wife — that he was enlisting."He came home and said he had to do this," Erin Gardner said. "He felt the call. He needed to help people."To his colleagues in uniform, Gardner was known as "Radio," his sister said."He was always singing."As children, he and his siblings formed what they called "the Gardner Group," singing at holiday events, fairs and other gatherings.It was a hobby that would serve Gardner well during his deployments — first to Iraq in 2011, then to Afghanistan in 2013, and especially in Incirlik."We know they have been under an extreme amount of stress that few outside the military are aware of," Erin Gardner said.Family could not stay with troops at Incirlik, then, after the aborted coup, the base was surrounded by angry Turks. Power was cut. There was no water, or air conditioning for 10 days. The base remained tense even afterward, more so with the U.S. missile strike April 7 on an air base in Syria and with the ongoing campaign against Islamic State.Still, to his fellow airmen, Gardner remained a ray of sunshine, his sister said."He tried to turn every situation, especially the frustrating ones, into a song. There has been an outpouring of love and his friends tell me that even in the worst possible situations, CJ was always there to make you smile."Contact Howard Altman at haltman@tampabay.com or (813) 225-3112. Follow @haltman.

Michigan man - still very much alive - publishes his own obituary - MLive.com

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Eleveld admitted it's a bit unusual for someone to publish their own obituary and make plans to attend their own memorial service."Yes this is unconventional, and yes some people think it's a little weird," Eleveld said.But for her father, she said, nothing could be more appropriate.When Eleveld came to work for McGarry Bair, his daughter said, an important condition was the continuation of a tradition he started in his own law practice. Now Eleveld's "Cookie Day" is a tradition the entire firm embraces, where anyone is invited each Wednesday at 10 a.m. to share in conversation and fellowship."I think of him as a creator of community," Eleveld said of her father. "And this is one last moment where he can sort of bring people together in an unusual way."A giant end-of-life party may not be for everyone, she said. But for her dad, nothing could fit his personality more perfectly."My father is a very social person," she said. "He's the kind of guy who -- when you walk into a restaurant with him -- he talks to 3-5 people on his way to the table. He knows the name of the waitress, the hostess, the bartender and several patrons and he stops to say 'Hi' to each and every one of them."With death being an uncertain reality, Eleveld points out that not everyone has the opportunity to gather their friends and family together and say goodbye."Not everybody is fortunate enough to have that option," she said. "What he really wants to do is celebrate the time he has had with people rather than mourn the fact that he's not here anymore."Her father suffers from blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm, a rare type of leukemia. The cancer first presented on his skin in August 2014 and he started treatment in May 2015.After nearly two years of battling the cancer, Eleveld has stopped treatment.The weekend after Thanksgiving 2016, some members of the family shared a dinner out in Seattle with Eleveld and his longtime partner, Michele McIsaac.As they talked about him coming to the end of his treatment options and the plans for a belated 80th birthday party sometime in 2017, someone suggested moving the party up."We had about 6 people there and everybody just sort of lit up at that idea," Kerry Eleveld said. "That was the m...

Donald Vincent Pinky, 82, De Soto - Leader Publications

Monday, April 03, 2017

Rick) Swyers of Kokomo, Ind., and Tina (Jerry) Cain of Bonne Terre; one sister: Louise (Joe) Daleo of St. Peters; five grandchildren: Jeff (Brandi) Swyers, Nathan Swyers, Jeremy (TinaJo Hadley) Weir, Lindsey (Mike) Hensley and Christopher (Teresa) Pinkley; five great-grandchildren: LillyAnn, Tucker, Josie, Carson, Avery and one on the way; and four nieces and nephews: Scotty, Bobby, Joanie and Sandy.Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, in St. Louis County. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 27, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis. Arrangements are under the direction of Kutis South County Chapel.

DEC: rat poison likely killed Forest Lawn owl - Story - WKBW - WKBW-TV

Monday, March 06, 2017

Buffalo's Forest Lawn Cemetery last month.The owl was a popular sight for bird watchers and visitors to the cemetery and was just two years old when it was found dead."That's why this situation was weird because one day it was there and the next day it dropped dead, seemingly without a cause," Tom Kerr said.  Kerr is a naturalist with Buffalo Audubon Society.Forest Lawn President Joe Dispenza said the incident was "terribly unfortunate".  The poison didn't come from the cemetery, as Dispenza explained they don't use animal or rat poison on the property."As a unique natural habitat in the city of Buffalo with many wildlife species, we are looking to our partners and the DEC to help provide direction to our community to help prevent any contamination of our parks and cemetery," Dispenza said.Kerr said it's likely the owl left the cemetery to hunt where it came across, and ate, a poisoned rat.  It is a common problem for birds of prey in cities.  Poisoned rats and rodents don't die immediately and can become easy targets for owls and hawks."It just looks like an easy meal to them," Kerr explained.  "A sick, dying rat is easy for them to grab and pick up and carry back and eat.  So it's really, really hard to figure out where it came from."In a statement, the Erie County Department of Health...

Family representative: 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton has died - Washington Post

Monday, February 27, 2017

He excelled as a sadistic military school cadet in “The Lords of Discipline” (1983), based on the Pat Conroy novel, and continued apace in supporting parts in films such as “Weird Science” (1985), “Aliens” (1986), “Tombstone” (1993) and “True Lies” (1994). A breakthrough was playing Fred Haise in “Apollo 13” (1995), directed by Ron Howard and also featuring Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon as fellow astronauts. Mr. Paxton followed with leading parts in “Twister” (1996) opposite Helen Hunt, “The Evening Star” (1997), a sequel to “Terms of Endearment” and “Titanic” (1997).He starred in “Big Love,” as a businessman balancing three wives and many other concerns, from 2006 to 2011.His first marriage, to Kelly Rowan ended in divorce. In 1987, he married Louise Newbury, who survives, along with their two children. A complete list of survivors could not be confirmed.Read more Washington Post obituaries...