Slaughter Library/Legacy FoundationBy CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,
Legacy’s Parent Fundraiser attracted much community support
Our hearts are saddened by the death of young Chavarus “Duke” Denham, 2009 graduate of Forest High School, who transpired Thursday, June 7th. Our special prayers are with his wife, Titania Patrick Denham, his mother, Jacqueline “Jackie” Lyles Denham, his children Daniya and Chavarus, Jr., and his twin, Chevon Denham. Duke was an academically gifted young man who loved his family. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, June 16th at New Bethel M. B. Church at 2:00 p.m. Please remember his family in your prayers.
A beautiful and loving homegoing was celebrated for Forest High School graduate Hope Ann ‘Suga’ Holifield, class of 2018. The homegoing celebration was Sunday, June 10th at Lynch Chapel U. M. Church with Rev. Henry Patrick officiating and delivering the eulogy. Hope was remembered as one who brought joy each day with a smile. Mrs. Romonda Patrick was the mistress of ceremony. Other program participants included Revs. Ricky Hoye and Quincy Hayes, Ms. Willie Mae Logan, Susie Holifield, Tracy Alford, Carmen Logan, Charles Ware, Jr., Earlene Holifield, Carrie Rodriquez, Iyiasha Harrison, and other family members. Ms. Kim Watts represented the Forest Municipal School District and shared fond memories of Hope as a member of the Forest School District family. Our prayers are with Hope’s family during this difficult time and we ask that you remember them in your prayers.
We are sorry to learn of the death of Rev. Ronnie Whittington, Midway M. B. Church pastor, who was memorialized Saturday at his home church, Jones Chapel M. B. Church in Carthage. Our prayers are with his family.
Our prayers are with the family of Mrs. Rose Zina Craft who transitioned Saturday, June 2nd and was memorialized Wednesday, June 6th at Good Hope Church. Our prayers are with her family especially her husband, Mr. K. Y. Craft and their eight children.
Please continue to remember our readers who are under the weather, namely Mrs. Betty Hornsby who is hospitalized at St. Dominic in very serious condition, Mr. Percy Parker, and Angel Martinez.
Congratulations to Legacy Mentoring Parents on a most successful fundraiser!! Special thanks to community residents and business families for their support and assistance. The meal was delicious and filling. All food, with the exception of rolls, was homemade. Special thanks to parents for supporting and empowering their children. Parents and volunteers included Ms. Louise Washington (Sierra, Tierra and Kentavious Marbury), Mrs Bettie Robinson (Mykeria and Marquez Hayes), Mr. and Mrs. James (Keanna) Harris (Kierrie Glover and Jacqueline Williams), Roy Pinkston, Andrew Crudup, Henry Slaughter, Mya Spivey, and Rex Watts. Another hearty THANKS for the community support!
The second week of the Legacy Change Agents Reading Explosion (CARE) Summer Camp was ‘off the chart’ and Change Agents enjoyed themselves as they met the Camp’s challenges. Volunteering this week were Andrew Crudup, Frances Richmond Page, Jeremiah Bates, Mya Spivey, Henry Slaughter, Shirley Sykes (Slaughter) and director Constance Burwell. Special thanks to supporters who share resources and assistance.
St. Michael Catholic Church parishioners and guests celebrated the educational services of Mary Nichols and Kathy Hollingsworth as they retired from active instructions to the children of the Parish. Both ladies invested more than 20 years each in the Church school and expressed appreciation for this Special Appreciation Reception held following Mass in the Parish Hall. Corbett Hollingsworth and his children were present to support his wife, and Mitchell Nichols was rooting Mary on. It was a wonderful expression of appreciation. Father Maurice Nutt, from New Orleans, blessed the food and those who enjoyed it. Congratulations and thanks Mary and Kathy.
Congratulations to Scott County Bar Association members who volunteered and provided free legal services during the First Annual Scott County Bar Free (Pro Se) Legal Clinic held Thursday at the Scott County Courthouse. Bar president Constance Slaughter Harvey welcomed and thanked lawyers for their commitment to help those in need of legal assistance. She introduced Second Judicial District Chancellor David Clark and thanked him for his assistance with this Clinic. Judge Clark then introduced MS Court of Appeals Judge Jack Wilson who likewise thanked attorneys for their volunteerism. A special thanks to the staff of MS Volunteer Lawyers Project, namely executive director Attorney Gayla Carpenter Sanders and coordinator Robyn Kennebrew. Attorneys volunteering and providing assistance included Todd Sorey, Chris Gomillion, Thomas D. Lee, Shaun Harris, Thomas Lee and Noble Lee. Norman Brown was not available during the Clinic but previously provided legal assistance to an eligible client under the sponsorship of the Clinic. Hats off to Scott County Bar Association members for their investments in our community!
Members of the Planning Committee of the Scott County Training School/E. T. Hawkins High School Alumni Association are meeting Saturday, June 23rd at 4:00 p.m. at the Odessa V. Graves Building.
Legacy Mentoring Parents are reminded of the June 24th meeting at the Slaughter Library at 4:00. The summer tour and trip will be one of the agenda items. See you then.
Answer to Quiz Teaser # 452: Dr. Bobby Cooper, former Hawkins choral director and science instructor, will retire after 51 years of service in education. He will be honored later this month for his dedication to his students.
Quiz Teaser # 453: Who was the first African American from Scott County who was honored by the Governor’s Office of Volunteerism for her historical museum relics and exhibits?