Beat Five was Bailey’s priority
Services for Wayne Martin Bailey, 76, of Dundee were held at 2 p.m. on December 23, 2012 at Berea Baptist Church, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Bud Shipley and Felton Mason officiated at the services.
Bailey, a retired farmer, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012. He was a lifelong resident of Tunica County.
He was elected to the Tunica County Board of Supervisors in 1980. He served four full terms and a partial term as the representative for District 5. He was selected vice president of the Board of Supervisors in 1988, serving two terms in that capacity.
District One Supervisor James Dunn, who served with Bailey from 1984 through the mid 90s, remembered his colleague as someone “who was easy to work with.”
Faces of 2012
Women’s group spreads holiday cheer
A local women’s group has taken on the task of spreading holiday cheer by contributing to causes and individuals in need during the holiday season.
The group of Tunica women, which is officially associated with the Sweet Potato Queens but prefers to remain anonymous, formed last year when several members began seeing one another on frequent occasions while dining at a popular downtown eatery.
“It’s been about a year ago that a group of women my age were going to the (Café) Marie and were seeing each other there a lot,” explained a member of the group, who requested to remain anonymous. “So we decided to put the word out to see if anyone else wanted to have an organized group and they did.”
Amidst holiday celebrations, flags at the Tunica County Courthouse and across the national flew at half staff until sunset on Dec. 18, 2012 in honor of the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
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