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Obit Gives Us an Inside Look at Inside Journalism. It's Not Pretty. - National Review

Monday, May 01, 2017

Demme went to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina in 2006, but he had a different purpose from that of the carpetbagger journalists and filmmakers who used the catastrophe to show off their bleeding-heart bona fides. This film is part of Demme’s planned project to document the American issue of “right to return” — citizens of New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward who were denied the right to reclaim their flooded homes. Demme found a fertile subject in the charming, articulate, middle-aged Parker, who had survived an unsuccessful marriage, assorted career ventures, genuine tests of faith, and then Katrina. One friend tells Carolyn, ‘We are spiritual beings going through a human experience.’ That realization summarizes Demme’s art. Parker held fast to her cultural and spiritual heritage and her citizen’s rights, which makes this a far richer film than Spike Lee’s two (count ’em) overblown HBO documentaries about Katrina or any of Anderson Cooper’s countless, grandstanding CNN reports/arguments that exploited the disaster. Lee and Cooper both showered typical liberal condescension on less fortunate people, merely to show off their own bourgie political dogma. But Demme worked artistically t...

Mary Moody

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Nursing Home.Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12:30-2PM at Elkins East Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 2PM in the chapel with Bro. Alex Bayes officiating. Burial will be at Hurricane Cemetery.Mrs. Moody was a faithful member of Rogersville Church of Christ.Mrs. Moody was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar Moody; son, Dennis Johns; parents, James Grady and Lodie Bee Smith McClanhan; sisters, Jean Lash and Jane McClanhan; brothers, Buford and Herman McClanhan.Mrs. Moody is survived by her daughter, Vickey Grigsby (Keith); grandchildren, Jared Grigsby (Crystal) and Lindsey Smith (Ryan); sister, Linda Lee Thigpen; brother, Kenneth McClanhan.Pallbearers will be Keith Grigsby, Ryan Smith, Roger Lash, Jared Grigsby, Chris Handeman, and Tyler Oliver.Very special thanks to Lauderdale Christian Nursing Home and Dr. Robert Webb.You are invited to leave condolences at www.elkinsfuneralhome.com.

Lolis Elie, Lawyer Who Helped Desegregate New Orleans, Dies at 87 - New York Times

Saturday, April 08, 2017

State House of Representatives.But Mr. Elie also became frustrated with the pace of equal opportunity, at one time embracing black nationalism and Malcolm X.Mr. Elie, who retired shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, was reflective about what more than four decades of advocacy for civil rights had accomplished.“I think what it effectively did was create a middle class,” he told WWL-TV in 1997. “For example, in 1959 when I finished law school, there were about 10 African-American lawyers in the city of New Orleans and probably 30 in the state. There are hundreds now, hundreds of doctors.“On the other hand, you have more people in prison now than ever. You have more African-American males in prison than you have in college, so it’s better for some, much worse for others.”...

Mount Zion Baptist Church in Orange place for support, love - Washington Times

Monday, April 03, 2017

It still does.”Crawford’s downstairs office is lined with old desktop computers and self-help books on carpentry. The walls are stained with water damage from Hurricane Ike, whose 2008 devastation washed away historical documents and photos.His voice grows from a low rumble to an excited squeal as he describes the importance of education in the black community - starting at its origins.“What I find that can make us great as a people is education,” said Crawford, 70, who has been the head pastor at Mount Zion for 21 years. “The absence of knowledge is dangerous, and the echo in your brain created from ignorance brings upon violence when you are lost.”Mount Zion first sponsored a school for blacks in the church’s basement in 1873, led by teachers L.M. and S.M. Sublett, according to Orange historian Howard Williams’ book “Orange in Pictures.”Mount Zion’s success prompted the construction of St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church in 1884 on N. 14th St. as a church for Mount Zion’s members who lived farther away. Mt. Olive Baptist Church was built in 1910 and Mt. Sinai Baptist opened 10 years later. Today, Orange has 22 Baptist churches.“These churches set the standard for what the black community strives to be,” said Henry Lazby, 84, a former chairman of the deacon board at El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, which formed in 1949. “They’ve tried to instill the right ideas of community and fellowship.”Mount Zion went through several renovations and moved twice, according to church documents. Classes continued despite pressure from the white community to move to make room for a dance hall, as well as a late 19th-century storm that “blew the church of its blocks”.Mount Zion’s current location was completed in 1926.In 1901, the Orange Colored School opened and at different times was housed at Mount Zion and Salem Methodist Church.One of the school’s four teachers was Emma Henderson Wallace, who went on to work at Orange’s first black high school, Moton, in 1916. She became principal in 1933, according to the Texas Historical Commission, and the school was renamed after her in 1946.Mount Zion “gave us a historical foundation of spirituality and education that allowed us to rise up as a people,” said Carol Luper, whose grandfather, the Rev. Luke Dunlap Jr., helped save the church during the Great Depression. “It was the first organized black institution that made a true mark on the community.”Luper, 67, is a third-generation college-educated black woman. Her mother, Mary Luper-Dunlap, was an elementary teacher at E.H. Wallace, and her grandmother, Iz...

Obituaries for March 21, 2017 - State Gazette

Monday, March 27, 2017

Funeral Home.Gene Duane Pounders, 72, of Ripley, Tennessee, died Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.Funeral services for Mr. Pounders will be 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Hurricane Hills Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in Hurricane Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11-3 p.m. at Hurricane Hills Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Kimberly Poyner, 44, of Tiptonville, passed away on Saturday at Tennova Healthcare Jackson Regional.Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Independent Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Southerland officiating.Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Ms. Ossie Doyle Shelton, age 92 of Bells, TN (Formerly of Dyersburg) died Monday, March 20, 2017 at Jackson-Madison Co. General Hospital in Jackson, Tn. Funeral arrangement will be...

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Obit Gives Us an Inside Look at Inside Journalism. It's Not Pretty. - National Review

Monday, May 01, 2017

Demme went to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina in 2006, but he had a different purpose from that of the carpetbagger journalists and filmmakers who used the catastrophe to show off their bleeding-heart bona fides. This film is part of Demme’s planned project to document the American issue of “right to return” — citizens of New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward who were denied the right to reclaim their flooded homes. Demme found a fertile subject in the charming, articulate, middle-aged Parker, who had survived an unsuccessful marriage, assorted career ventures, genuine tests of faith, and then Katrina. One friend tells Carolyn, ‘We are spiritual beings going through a human experience.’ That realization summarizes Demme’s art. Parker held fast to her cultural and spiritual heritage and her citizen’s rights, which makes this a far richer film than Spike Lee’s two (count ’em) overblown HBO documentaries about Katrina or any of Anderson Cooper’s countless, grandstanding CNN reports/arguments that exploited the disaster. Lee and Cooper both showered typical liberal condescension on less fortunate people, merely to show off their own bourgie political dogma. But Demme worked artistically t...

Mary Moody

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Nursing Home.Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12:30-2PM at Elkins East Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 2PM in the chapel with Bro. Alex Bayes officiating. Burial will be at Hurricane Cemetery.Mrs. Moody was a faithful member of Rogersville Church of Christ.Mrs. Moody was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar Moody; son, Dennis Johns; parents, James Grady and Lodie Bee Smith McClanhan; sisters, Jean Lash and Jane McClanhan; brothers, Buford and Herman McClanhan.Mrs. Moody is survived by her daughter, Vickey Grigsby (Keith); grandchildren, Jared Grigsby (Crystal) and Lindsey Smith (Ryan); sister, Linda Lee Thigpen; brother, Kenneth McClanhan.Pallbearers will be Keith Grigsby, Ryan Smith, Roger Lash, Jared Grigsby, Chris Handeman, and Tyler Oliver.Very special thanks to Lauderdale Christian Nursing Home and Dr. Robert Webb.You are invited to leave condolences at www.elkinsfuneralhome.com.

Lolis Elie, Lawyer Who Helped Desegregate New Orleans, Dies at 87 - New York Times

Saturday, April 08, 2017

State House of Representatives.But Mr. Elie also became frustrated with the pace of equal opportunity, at one time embracing black nationalism and Malcolm X.Mr. Elie, who retired shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, was reflective about what more than four decades of advocacy for civil rights had accomplished.“I think what it effectively did was create a middle class,” he told WWL-TV in 1997. “For example, in 1959 when I finished law school, there were about 10 African-American lawyers in the city of New Orleans and probably 30 in the state. There are hundreds now, hundreds of doctors.“On the other hand, you have more people in prison now than ever. You have more African-American males in prison than you have in college, so it’s better for some, much worse for others.”...

Mount Zion Baptist Church in Orange place for support, love - Washington Times

Monday, April 03, 2017

It still does.”Crawford’s downstairs office is lined with old desktop computers and self-help books on carpentry. The walls are stained with water damage from Hurricane Ike, whose 2008 devastation washed away historical documents and photos.His voice grows from a low rumble to an excited squeal as he describes the importance of education in the black community - starting at its origins.“What I find that can make us great as a people is education,” said Crawford, 70, who has been the head pastor at Mount Zion for 21 years. “The absence of knowledge is dangerous, and the echo in your brain created from ignorance brings upon violence when you are lost.”Mount Zion first sponsored a school for blacks in the church’s basement in 1873, led by teachers L.M. and S.M. Sublett, according to Orange historian Howard Williams’ book “Orange in Pictures.”Mount Zion’s success prompted the construction of St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church in 1884 on N. 14th St. as a church for Mount Zion’s members who lived farther away. Mt. Olive Baptist Church was built in 1910 and Mt. Sinai Baptist opened 10 years later. Today, Orange has 22 Baptist churches.“These churches set the standard for what the black community strives to be,” said Henry Lazby, 84, a former chairman of the deacon board at El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, which formed in 1949. “They’ve tried to instill the right ideas of community and fellowship.”Mount Zion went through several renovations and moved twice, according to church documents. Classes continued despite pressure from the white community to move to make room for a dance hall, as well as a late 19th-century storm that “blew the church of its blocks”.Mount Zion’s current location was completed in 1926.In 1901, the Orange Colored School opened and at different times was housed at Mount Zion and Salem Methodist Church.One of the school’s four teachers was Emma Henderson Wallace, who went on to work at Orange’s first black high school, Moton, in 1916. She became principal in 1933, according to the Texas Historical Commission, and the school was renamed after her in 1946.Mount Zion “gave us a historical foundation of spirituality and education that allowed us to rise up as a people,” said Carol Luper, whose grandfather, the Rev. Luke Dunlap Jr., helped save the church during the Great Depression. “It was the first organized black institution that made a true mark on the community.”Luper, 67, is a third-generation college-educated black woman. Her mother, Mary Luper-Dunlap, was an elementary teacher at E.H. Wallace, and her grandmother, Iz...

Obituaries for March 21, 2017 - State Gazette

Monday, March 27, 2017

Funeral Home.Gene Duane Pounders, 72, of Ripley, Tennessee, died Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.Funeral services for Mr. Pounders will be 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Hurricane Hills Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in Hurricane Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11-3 p.m. at Hurricane Hills Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Kimberly Poyner, 44, of Tiptonville, passed away on Saturday at Tennova Healthcare Jackson Regional.Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Independent Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Southerland officiating.Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Ms. Ossie Doyle Shelton, age 92 of Bells, TN (Formerly of Dyersburg) died Monday, March 20, 2017 at Jackson-Madison Co. General Hospital in Jackson, Tn. Funeral arrangement will be...