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December 15. 2010 I LOCAL I www.stonecountyenterprise.com STONE COUNTY ENTERPRISE 3 Robert Gray Raymond Hatten Sr. Mr. Robert Allen Gray, 72 of Wiggins and Laona, Wis. died Sun., Dec. 12, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Gray was born in Woodville, Fla. to Simon Peter and Ruby Shields Gray. He joined the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He attended St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Fla. After college, he worked for Western Electric in Winston Salem, N.C. as a technical writer. He then went to work for Siemens Corporation in Boca Raton, Fla. also as a teclmical writer. He sang in the Chancel and Concert Series at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Clmrch in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and he served on the Board of Directors for 16 years as Music Mission Kiev. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Wiggins and he served as a Deacon for Praise Chapel in Crandon, Wis. He was known for playing his guitar and singing. He loved fishing and building, but his heart belonged to his nine grandchildren. He had a deep, personal relationship with the Lord. His parents and his brother, Bennie Lee Gray, preceded him in death. Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Carole Gray of Wiggins; his son, Robert Allen (Edith) Gray II of Garland, Texas; his daughter. Deborah Lee Gray (Chris) Hale ofAshville, Ala.; his mother Tena Gray of Wiggins; his brothers, Simon Frederick Gray" of Gainseville, Fla., Jim Gray of Wellington, Fla.; and his sister, Linda Mohr of Vancleave. Visitation will be held on Thurs., Dec.-16 at Riemann Family Funeral Home, 274 Beauvoir Road, Biloxi, where friends may visit from 9 a.m. - lO:45 a.m. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. at Biloxi National Cemetery. Memorials nmy be made to Music Mission Kiev, 286 Wilshire Blvd, Casselberry, FL 32707. Memories may be shared at sa cc.riemannfamily.com I Raylnond E. Hatten Sr., 72 of Wiggins died Mon., Dee. 13 in Stone County'. Mr. Hatten was a lifelong resident of Stone Count), and life long Baptist. He served in the Air Force for 10 years and the Army National Guard for 15 years. He was an engineer at NASA working on the Saturn Rocket and was a 2o- year employee of MGCCC and received an award of Difference Maker. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grand- father. Raymond had many interests, including antique cars, guitar nmsie and com- puters. His father, Leo W. Hat-ten; mother, Ida Pegler Bodin; a granddaughter, Stacy Rae Anderson; and a brother, Stan Hatten. preceded him in death. Smwivors include his wife of 55 years, Patsy Easterling Hatten; one son, Raymond Earl Hatten dr.; three daugh- ters, Meg (Glenn Ray) Stewart, Michelle (Lynn) Colvin, Melissa (,James) Ballman; nine grandchildren, Raysha Hatten, Olivia Hatten, R.E. Hatten III, ded Harvison, Mirah Hatten Parker, Jennifer Brown, Carmen Hickman, damie Batlman, and Jordan Ballman; seven great grand- children; two sisters, deanie Williams and Peggy Pegler Benjamin; and one brother, George Pegler. Visitation will be held Wed., Dee. 15 at FirSt Baptist Church of Wiggins from lo a.m. until service. Funeral se Aces will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been estab- lished at Raymond E. Hatten Sr., MGCCC, P.O. Box 99, Perkinston, MS 39573. Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins is in charge of arrangements. Memories may be shared at www.moorefuneralser- 4ces.com , i ...THEY OO0 ! In the best interest of the public, notice is hereby given that beginning Monday, December 13, 2010 Wire Road East will be closed to through traffic from Jordan Road east to City Bridge Road for the purpose of new road construction along Wire Road East at the Old City Bridge Road inter- section. This section of Wire Road East will remain open to local traffic only. All work zones will be closed to through traffic and detour signs will be posted. The traffic control signs will be installed in advance so please use caution and consider this section of Wire Road East closed and the work zones dan- gerous at all times, Jonathan K. Bond County Engineer Publish: 12-15-10 Average retail gasoline prices in Mississippi have risen t.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.82/g Monday. This compares with the national average that has increased L3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.96/g, according to gasoline price website MississippiGasPrices.e0m. Including the change in gas prices in Mississippi during the past week, prices Monday were 35.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are H.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 7.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 36.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. About MississippiGasPrices.eom GasBuddy operates GasBuddy.com, MississippiGasPriees.com, and over 225 other local gasoline price-tracking websites that follow prices at over 25,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. GasBuddy also uses Faeebook (faeebook.com/gasbuddy) Twitter (twitter.corn/gas- buddy), and phone apps to keep motorists ahead of changing gasoline prices. GasBuddy.com was named one of Time magazine's 50 best websites and to PC World's lOO most useful websites of 2oo8. Renew your To Order Your Holiday .Turducken -Smoked Ham & Smoked Turkeys 413 W. Central Ave. Ste B, Wiggins Across from Stoic In the former Vlncent's Iocatlen 301 Fifth Avenue IN., Wiggins, Miss. 39577 601-528-9899 Store Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.. 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Presented by Bank of Wiggins i m Serving You Since Compiled by Charlotte Wippler (All b(ormation for Looking Back is taken as it originally appears.) lo Years Ago From the Wednesday, December 13, 2ooo issue of the Stone Coun Enterprise: - Pic: One person died of smoke inhala- tion, in a house fire on Dawson Rd. in Wiggins. According to Wayne Cook, Stone County Fire investigator, the .house was fully involved when the Fire Department arrived. It took nearly two hours for the fire to be extinguished. Pic: The garage of Herbert and Kay Webb, of Wiggins was transformed in to a Christmas paradise, with Department 56 pieces that Mrs. Webb began collect- ing in 1979. From a replica of Graceland, the first McDonald's, fireworks and the North Pole, there are more than 30o pieces and still counting. Pic: The Stone Middle School sixth grade Beta Club elected new officers, they were Emily Wilson, President, Seth Morrison, Vice President, and Triseh FlunT, Secretary. - Pie: The old depot finally made it's way down First St., in Wiggins to the new home on Hatten Ave. Many stopped work or shopping to watch the event take place. New Arrivals: Karly Nieole Coehran Obituaries included: Ellen Barber Batson, of Wiggins, Karen Ann Keller, 45 of Whitfield, Mary E. Ladiner, 82 of Perkinston, and Jesse A. Black-well, of Wiggins. 25 Years Age From the Thursday, December 19, 1985 issue of the Stone County Enterprise: - Ott Brockman. the local manager of South Central Bell, was honored for his thirty-five years of service with. Mr. Brockman began his career as a tele- phone coin collector in 195o. - Pie: Cynthia McDonald, showed the International Tree in the library to Heather Mayfield, daughter of Mr. and Hi Mrs. Jim Ma)a'ield. The decorations, leg- ends, and smiles of Christmas were pre- pared by the Stone County Homemakers Club. Pic: SFC Ronald Booker, son of Bonnie Jean Morgan, formerly of Wiggins and Earl Booker, of McHenry was awarded the Meritorious Service Metal, which is presented by order of the President of the United States. Booker was a assault specialist and stationed in Sinai at the time. - Obituaries included: Alphus Mitchell, 76 of Wiggins, Janie Faircloth, 8o of Alabama, Minnfe Hatten, 89 of Wiggins, and Preston Alan Shoemake, Infant, of Gulfport. 5oYears Ago From the Thursday, December 22, 196o issne of the Stone County Enterprise: Pie: One of Santa's reindeer showed up at the Wiggins Post Office to pick up last minute Christmas orders from Postmaster Myrtle Baker. Ned Edwards Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ned Edwards, of Perkinston, was select- ed as the Wiggins Kiwanis Club, Outstanding Farm Boy, of the year. Wiggins High School, announced the winners of the homeroom Door Decorating Contest. Mrs. James' ruth grade class came in first; Mrs. Batson's ruth grade class was second, and Mrs. Davis' 7th grade class was third. - Obituaries included: Jane Ireland Leggett, 76 of Wiggins, Marie G. Stapp, 78 of Wiggins. - Playing at the Straub Theatre: Comanche Station, with Randolph Scott, Home from the Hill, with Robert Mitchum, and All the Fine Young Cannibals, with Natalie Woods, plus a cartoon. Playing at the Glo Dive In: Sergeant Rutledge, with Jeffrey Hunter, plus a cartoon. Waken from the December 1957 'Bank OfWiggim i~tsert) To many of us who overlook, the little things for the larger ones in prospect, Aesop's fable of the little fish tells a timely story. The fisherman after fishing all day caught a lit- tle fish. "Pray let me go," said the fish. "I am much too small to eat, Put me back so I can grow and at some other time you can make a fine meal off me." "No, no, my little fish," the fisherman answered, "I have you now; I may not catch you hereafter." Moral: "A little thing in hand is worth more than a great thing in prospect."