Loyd Star Community News

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, February 16, 2010

In 1 Corinthians 131, it tells us that love is patient and kind.It does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is notself-seeking. It is not easily angered. It keeps no record ofwrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails. As you celebrate today with your special person,have a wonderful and a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Did you know that Constance Motley was a well-known lawyer? Shefought many important civil rights battles. One of her most famousvictories gave James Meredith the right to become a student at theUniversity of Mississippi. She later became a U.S. DistrictJudge.

James Meredith was the first black to attend the University ofMississippi. He was born in Kosciusko and is the author of thebook, “Three Years in Mississippi.”

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Willie Lee McArthur passed away recently. He was born in Brookhavento Lucretia Gaston McArthur and Jefferson McArthur. He attendedAlexander High School where he was a member of the marching band.He was married to Mable Bracy and they are the parents of four boysand one girl.

He pursued his college education at Tougaloo College majoring inbiology/pre-medicine. After completing college he worked inBrookhaven at Eva H. Harris School, and later as a professor atAlcorn State University. He had such great love and care for peopleand this inspired him to further his education at AtlantaUniversity, completing requirements for a master’s of art degree.He then entered medical school at the University of MississippiMedical Center in Jackson. He completed his internship in1980.

Dr. McArthur opened his first and only practice in Fayette, theJefferson County Family Medical Center. He served Fayette and thesurrounding areas (including Brookhaven) from 1980 until 2009. Healso worked as a physician at the Jefferson County Hospital,Jefferson County Nursing Home and the Alcorn State UniversityInfirmary. He also served several years as chief of staff atJefferson County Hospital. We salute the work and the legacy of Dr.Willie Lee McArthur for a job well done.

The family of the late Harold Eugene Harrison wishes to expresstheir sincere and heartfelt appreciation to all who called,visited, prayed and extended other acts of kindness and concernduring their time of bereavement. May God continue to bless andkeep each and every one of you in His care daily.

Lincoln County and surrounding areas salute the works of Bro. TyreeHarrison as one of the oldest ministers in the area. He was marriedto Dorothy Mae Harrison for 74 years and they were the parents oftwo daughters and two sons. He was known as an advisor, a mentorand counselor to many of the area ministers. He pastored DellaGreen and Rose Hill churches in Brookhaven, where he serveddiligently until his retirement. He is sadly missed by his lovingfamily, his church families and friends who loved him.

If you have any Loyd Star area news to report, contact CarolynBeard Humphries at 601-833-5753.