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Hooper asks for vote

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Hooper asks for vote

The Rev. Curtis Hooper, a native of Shelby, is seeking reelection to the board of aldermen on June 6, 2017.

I have served as alderman of Shelby for the past 20 years. I am married to Ruthie M. Johns Hooper, and we have three children and three grandchildren.

For the past 28 years, I have been a committed ordained pastor at Community Chapel A/G Church in Shelby.

I am retired from the Mississippi Department of Correction where I worked for over 28 years.

While at the facility, I worked as a correctional officer, assistant unit administrator, unit administrator, assistant area watch commander and area watch commander.

I will continue to work with the mayor and the Board of Aldermen to see the city of Shelby move forward. I am a strong supporter of teamwork. I believe that a house divided shall not stand and that there is power in unity.

Since I have served on the Board of Aldermen, the health insurance has been provided for all employees, and the city has become part of the Public Employee Retirement System.

Also since serving on the Board of Aldermen, I have supported and assisted the mayor and board in providing grants that purchased new houses, improvement of waste and sewer water concerns, purchasing of a new fire truck, upgrading of Shelby City park by providing new equipment with no cost to the city, assisted and supported the mayor and Board of Alderman to work at bringing 100 to 200 jobs for Shelby citizens to the old Shelby Die Casting Plant.

Since I have been on the Board of Aldermen, I have provided the following; $13,000 worth of clothes give away to the citizens of Shelby, the church's garden that provide fresh vegetables for the community, I also teach the young boys how to grow vegetable in the garden.

Since I have a deep concern for the children and youth of Shelby each year I provide school supplies.

I also provide Thanksgiving meals that feed over 300 citizens of Shelby, Christmas gifts for the children of Shelby, nursing home fruit bags and gifts to the residents, and taking the children on different trips each year.

My goals and plans are to assist and support the mayor and board to purchase new police cars, improve water and sewer system by filing for grants, and apply for grant that will improve existing homes in Shelby.

I will continue to represent all of the citizens of Shelby, and work with the state, county, mayor and board to improve our city streets.

I will work to see the police department be fully staffed with well trained officers, work to bring a balance budget to the city, work to bring new businesses in the city and continue to support issues that are right and not wrong.

I ask for your prayer and vote on June 6, 2017, as I seek this high office as Alderman to help take Shelby forward.

Harris seeks mayoral re-election

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Dan Harris seeks re-election as mayor for the city of Shelby.

“It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Shelby for the past four years as mayor and I pledge to continue the same level of sincere and dedicated service if re-elected.”

Will L. Davis, 70, of Shelby

Will L. Davis, 70, of Shelby died Monday, April 17, 2017, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Shiloh M.B. Church in Shelby with Rev. James Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Green Memorial Garden in Shelby.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017, at W.S. Brandon Mortuary and beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include his wife Gloria Davis of Shelby; children Will L. Davis and Patrick Davis, both of St. Louis, Teneshian Roddy and Willie Roddy, both of Little Rock, AR, Chanda Roddy and Petra Mosby, both of Newport, AR, Willie Mosby and Adrian Mosby, both of Madison, WI, Cortez Roddy of Jonesboro, AR, Carolyn Green, Doris, Green, Samantha Green, Shandra Green, Cherely Green, Laten Green, Kevin Green, James Green and Kenneth Green; brother Andrew Davis of Clarksdale; and sisters Everlena Davis and Ella Mae Davis, both of Clarksdale, and Rosie Davis and Rosie Davis, both of Lansing, MI.

Roosevelt “Jessie” Hunt, 62, of Renova

Roosevelt “Jessie” Hunt, 62, of Renova died Friday, April 21, 2017, at his home.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Merigold with Pastor Bobby Williams officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Renova.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017, at W. S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland followed by family hour from 5-6 p.m. A visitation will also be held from noon until the service Saturday at the church.

Survivors include his wife Susie Hunt of Renova; daughter Sckibble Bryant; a granddaughter; sisters Estella Collier and Lula Newton, both of Springfield, IL, Josephine Henderson of Minnesota and Martha Sanders of Cleveland; brothers Andrew Wells of Chicago, IL, Eshmel Wells and Willie Wells, both of Decatur, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Shaquita Young, 30, of Memphis, TN

Shaquita Young, 30, of Memphis, TN, died April 14, 2017, in Memphis.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Byas Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland. Burial followed in Delta Heights Cemetery in Cleveland.

Survivors include son Quashun Young of Memphis; daughter Jamaya Brown of Memphis; brother Montrell Torry of Memphis; and sisters Kimberly Thompson, Donnishea Young and Tamera Young, all of Memphis.

Tommie Jean Davis, 52, of Hemet, CA, formerly of Cleveland

Tommie Jean Davis, 52, of Hemet, CA, formerly of Cleveland, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, at her home.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church in Cleveland with Apostle Dr. Linda Gary officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Vaiden, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include sons Tremayne Davis of San Diego, CA, and Terrence Terrell Davis of Los Angeles, CA; daughter LaToya S. Williams of Riverside, CA; brothers Willie and Jim Davis, both of San Diego, CA, Barry Davis of Springfield, IL, James Davis of Cleveland and Terry Davis of Shelby; sisters Floyce Davis of San Diego, CA, Julie Martin and Willie Ola Calvert, both of Jacksonville, NC, Diane Jones of Chicago, IL, Annie Smith of Cleveland and Sylvia Davis of Boyle; and six grandchildren.

Online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.tlredmonfuneralhome.com.

Booker T. Hodges Jr., 72

Booker T. Hodges Jr., 72, died April 21, 2017, at his home.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at New Kingdom Baptist Church with Pastor Louis Keaton officiating. Burial will be in Delta Height Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017, at Brinson Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Survivors include his wife Doris Jones; 10 daughters Brianca and Brianna Jones, Tiera and Kiera Brown, Linda Gail Hodges, all of Cleveland, Machell Jenkins of Blytheville, AR, Jackie Sanders and Yalanda Hodges, both of Memphis, TN, Marcia Hodges of Hattiesburg and Janice O’Neal Patton of San Antonio, TX; 12 sisters Ethel McFarland of Atlanta, GA, Judy Davis Edward, Fannie McCoy, Shirley Williams, Lucy Edward and Mary Hodges, all of St. Louis, MO, Katherine Mosley of Chicago, IL, Doris and Frances Thompson of Cleveland, Bridgette Brown of Pace, Dinett Evans of Beulah and Ruthie Reddics of Shelby; four brothers Jerry Hodges of Shelby, Henry Thompson of Skene, Sammy and Jackson Hodges of St. Louis, MO, and Jerry Thompson of Cleveland; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Polly Jo Morgan Martin, 81, of Madison

Polly Jo Morgan Martin, 81, of Madison passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at her home.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland.

Polly was born February 15, 1936, to Mart and Pauline Morgan in Petal. She was a former real estate and insurance agent.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents Mart and Pauline Morgan.

Polly is survived by daughter, Karen Robinson of Ruleville; son Burt Ryan of Vicksburg; daughter Jan Martin of Canton; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to the charity of donor's choice.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

Archie Lee Spicer, 65

Archie Lee Spicer, 65, died April 23, 2017, at Cleveland Nursing Home.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Holy Grove M.B. Church with Pastor Bettye Ann Hamilton officiating. Burial will in Drew Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017, at Brinson Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Survivors include sister Stella Covington of Drew; two brothers James Spicer of California and Willie McCowan; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Percy Harris, 92

Percy Harris, 92, died April 19, 2017, at Joy Health & Rehab in Cleveland.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Greater New Kingdom M.B. Church with Pastor Randolf Seals Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017, at Brinson Funeral Home in Cleveland.