By Joy Tippit
Special To The Herald
COFFEEVILLE – On a cool Blackberry Winter Thursday, May 15, Catherine (Ginny) V. Kilgore presented the program for Yalobusha Historical Society members and guests. Ginny is the Elder Law Project Director, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services in Oxford.
Ginny’s topic was “Get Your Papers in Order” and to make sure a trustworthy person knows where your important papers are located. She also advised to make someone you trust as power of attorney.
The following topics were discussed during the meeting.
• What is a Will?
• Why do I need a Will?
• Can I Prepare My Own Will?
•Are There Any Requirements to Make a Will?
• What is a “Sound and Disposing” Mind?
• What is the Most Common Challenge to a Will?
• What if I Wish to Change My Will?
• How Specific Should My Will Be?
• Power of Attorney
• Advance Health-Care Directives
• Planning After Capacity
The meeting was very informative. Come again, Ginny. You may contact Ms. Kilgore at: North MS Rural Legal Services, P.O. Box 767, Oxford, MS 38655, 1-800-898-8731,
Other notes of interest at the meeting included:
Mike Worsham welcomed guests and members.
Debby Hughes gave the financial report.
Pat Brooks reported on the fund raiser garden bag to be raffled in July.
Julia Fernandez announced that the June 19, speaker is Tricia Raymond of Madison. Her topic is The History of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending: Emma Hovey, Kay McCulley, Ruth Perkins, John Perkins, Herb Hayward, John Basinger, Stelloise Basinger, George (Sonny) Stewart, John Moorman, John W. Purdy, Debby Hughes, H. L. Litten, Granville Vaughn, Michael Ayers, B. B. Billingsley, Tom Cox, Jimmie Pinnix, Francine Pinnix, Thelma Roberts, Carl Vick, Dave Hovey, Sue Chandler, Cliff Chandler, Gary Tippit, Joy Tippit, Sue T. Fly, Laurie Brasher, Lee Mize, Elizabeth Keith, Joy Person, Shirley Marter Roberson, Mike Worsham and Julia Fernandez.