Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

Billie J. Loyd Jr.

OXFORD — Billie Joe “B.J.” Loyd Jr. died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home.


William L. West Jr.

OXFORD — William Lonnie “W.L.” West Jr., 69, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Duke University Hospital in Durham.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Grassy Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Woodrow Freeze and the Rev. John Yount. Burial will be private.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the church prior to the service and at other times at the home of Kelly Blackwell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Civil War Trust Preservation at

Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at