Mary Katherine Dawson, 67

Born July 24, 1952

Died July 2, 2020

Mary Inez Sims, 79

Born September 1, 1940

Died July 2, 2020

Teresa Dawn Reid, 36

Born August 10, 1983

Died July 2, 2020

Shawn Wayne Wheeler, 51

Born February 4, 1969

Died July 1, 2020

John B. Bebee, 89

Born April 25, 1931

Died July 1, 2020

Linda L. "Poni" Wilson, 69

Born October 11, 1950

Died June 29, 2020

Kenneth Ray Benton, 83

Born May 17, 1937

Died June 29, 2020

Roy Dale Jenkins, 80

Born December 11, 1939

Died June 29, 2020

Micheal Joseph Motte, 63

Born December 4, 1956

Died June 27, 2020

Warren Clay Graham Sr., 82

Born October 14, 1937

Died June 26, 2020


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Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10:17 AM

The 2020 Chili and Barbecue Cook-off will be hosted April 17 and 18 at Hatbox Field, organizers announced. Exchange Club and the city have discussed the change for years, making the move to provide better parking and better access to utilities for the cook teams.

“For many years, we have had discussions about what is the next step for the cookout and how we can attract more teams and people to the event to further our overall mission of raising funds for local children’s charities,” Robert Smith, event chairman, said. “This move not only gives us more than enough room for cook teams, but plenty of parking for the public that does not disrupt local businesses.”

The annual Friday Night Cook-off, Kick-off Concert will be inside Hatbox Hangar One. Cody Canada and The Departed will play that show.