Official election results
A "Hot Shot" Ankston...404
Byron Vaughn Sr....150
Kenneth L. Boling
Services for Kenneth Lamar Boling, Sr., 58, of Tunica, MS were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at the Senatobia Church of God, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Tunica.
Ken, who had many friends and a large family, was a longtime business owner serving Tunica County and the surrounding areas. He was born on April 2, 1953 and passed away on July 27, 2011. He frequently organized and contributed to benefits in and around Tunica for people in need.
Primary sets stage for general election
A capacity crowd filled the court room as Democratic Executive Committee members counted and announced primary election results on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Around 3200 residents cast their ballots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., narrowing down the field for November’s general election.
Getting the nod for the Democratic ticket were: K.C. Hamp for Sheriff; Rechelle Siggers for Chancery Clerk, Glenn Grant for coroner; Steve Chandler for Superintendent of Education; Rodney Hibbler for Justice Court Judge, Northern District; Lil Joe Anderson for Constable, Southern District; James Dunn for Beat 1 Supervisor; Cedric “Bam Bam” Burnett for Beat 2 Supervisor; Phyllis Williams for Beat 3 Supervisor; Henry “Lil Sonny” Nickson for Beat 4 Supervisor and Louise Linzy for Justice Court Judge, Southern District. A run-off election, set for Aug. 23, will be held for the post of tax assessor and collector and Beat 5 Supervisor.
Koonce’s legacy abundant
A man who served Tunica in many ways died July 27, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, surrounded by his family.
Ellis Everett Koonce, Jr. was born at home to Ellis Everett Koonce and Gladys Drake Koonce on December 3, 1929 in the Woodland community of Birmingham, Alabama. He moved to Tunica with his family and had lived in Tunica so long that he was considered a lifelong Tunican. He was schooled in Tunica and served his country in the U.S. Air Force.
He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Don; they were married for 62 years. Ellis started his insurance career at The Woolfolk Company after his marriage to Mary Don.
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