Pages from the past: Update on Eugene Snipes III



MAY 1920

BUSINESS NEWS: Vice President D. L. Bingham and Cashier Tanner of the Bank of Indianola returned Wednesday from a business trip to Memphis.

SCHOOL NEWS: Next Friday is a big day for graduates of Sunflower Agricultural High School. Laura Bell Downer is Valedictorian, Alma Upchurch is Salutatorian, Thelma O’Keefe is Historian and Cecil Kelly is Class President.

LOCAL; Will D. Richards, Jack Montgomery and Robert Reed of Inverness were visitors in Indianola last Wednesday.

A. B. Clark left last Wednesday for Washington, D. C. where he will attend the Executive Officers meeting of the national American Legion.

EDITORIAL BY J. A. RICHARDSON: It pays to drive at moderate speeds through Indianola. If you don’t believe it just watch the offenders as they come filing out of the Mayor’s office.


MAY 1970

LOCAL: Mr. Charlie Phillips was honored on his 100th birthday. Joining him in the celebration were his sons, Eddie, Sam and Joe, all of Indianola.

MOORHEAD NEWS BY MRS. GUS NOBILE: The State Academy Conference Track Meet was held on the campus of Mississippi Delta Junior College. Local youngsters who competed were Donna Lynn Phillips and Steve Grubb who ran relays and Danny Nobile in the 50-yard dash.

THE COUNTY AGENT’S REPORT BY CECIL BLACK My version of a farmer: A farmer is an executive with his home as his office. He manages more capital than most businessmen in town. He likes sunshine, good food, fairs, dinner at noon, auctions, his neighbors, Saturday nights in town, his shirt collar, unbuttoned, but most of all a good soaking rain.

OBITUARY: George Smith Marshall, former Sunflower County Sheriff, died at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis Friday. He was 62. He leaves his wife, Sara and two children, Marsha and Webster. He was a longtime member of the Indianola Rotary Club and served as secretary for ten years. He was a World War II veteran.

IA NEWS: James R. {Randy} Randall and Miss Kathy Anderson were elected Mr. and Miss Indianola Academy. Randall was also elected Most Likely to Succeed, Friendliest and Most Courteous. He was also Class President for three years. Anderson is a District III Science Fair Winner, cheerleader and senior homecoming maid. She is a state champion tennis player and all conference basketball player


MAY 1995

COLLEGE NEWS: Eugene Snipes, III, 21 who just finished his junior year at the University of Southern Mississippi will attend a 10-week summer internship at North Carolina State. He is a 1992 graduate of Gentry High School and a 1994 graduate of Mississippi Delta Community College.

Charles La Monte Ayles, a 1984 graduate of Gentry High School, graduated from Southern University in Baton Rouge on May 12 with a 3.97 GPA from their master’s program in Public Administration. He is the son of Virginia and Charles McLaurin of Indianola


MAY 2005

SCOUT NEWS: Four members of Indianola Boy Scout Troop 41 will receive scouting’s highest rank in a court of honor at the First United Methodist Church this Sunday. They are Crawford Baird, Jeremy Brown, Van Poindexter and J. T. Walker.

IA NEWS: Anthony Palasini received the school’s coveted Outstanding Senior Athlete Award at the annual program held last Thursday night.



Twenty-five years ago, Eugene Snipes, III was an outstanding student at the University of Southern Mississippi. He continued his studies and received a Master’s in Electrical Engineering.

Today he lives in McKinney, Texas and is an electrical engineer for Raytheon Technologies, a worldwide corporation. Raytheon is an aerospace and defense corporation that provides advanced systems and services worldwide.

Snipes said he doesn’t have much time for hobbies. He is team leader for integrated products for Raytheon.

He and his wife have six children together. He has worked for Raytheon for 20 years.

“I do find time for my church and am very involved with activities there. I have always enjoyed music. I play drums and enjoy getting together with friends for a little jam session. I also enjoy very much going home to Indianola to visit my parents several times a year,” he said.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Snipes, Jr. of Indianola.


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