Ad Spot

Alex Ralph Balducci

Alex Ralph Balducci is in the arms of his Lord and Savior. Alex died April 22, 2021 at his home in Oxford.

Alex was born February 8, 1929 to Angelo and Rosa Pandolfi Balducci in Shelby, MS. In 1953, Alex enlisted in the Air Force and served during the Korean War. He was a proud veteran.

On May 9, 1954, he married Mary Fratini at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shelby. Alex and Mary had four children, Alex Jr., Donald, Ron and Allison. Alex was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shelby, a member of the Knights of Columbus, a Boy Scout leader and coached little league baseball. Alex farmed for 40 years in Shelby.

After retirement in 1994, Alex and Mary moved to Cleveland, MS. He enjoyed everything that Delta State University had to offer. Alex was a member of the Lions Club, Moose Lodge and Senior Golfers Association. In 2008, he and Mary moved to Oxford, MS. He met many new friends in the Newcomers Club and men’s coffee club and enjoyed Rebel sports.

Alex loved his God, his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, his country and helped all in need. He leaves his surviving siblings, Jimmie Lou Fioranelli, Eva Grattafiori, Tony and Adamo Balducci.

On Monday, visitation is 6 to 7 p.m. followed by Rosary at 7 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home, Oxford MS.

On Tuesday, visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 11 a.m. in Shelby. Private graveside services in Shelby Cemetery. RIP, Alex. A job well done. He was a good man. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

News

Looking Ahead: Thank you, LOU Community

Crime

Oxford man charged in hit-and-run incident

Business

CDC Says No More Masks for the Fully-Vaxxed; LOU Leaders Cautiously Optimistic About Return to Business as Usual

News

CDC: If you’re fully vaccinated, you can ditch masks indoors

Business

Portion of East Jackson Avenue to close for three months as Streetscape project begins

Crime

Caledonia man charged with kidnapping after two-hour standoff

Crime

Suspects in Abbeville Mini Mart break-in still at-large

Business

New bed and breakfast coming to Oxford

Education

Lafayette County School District hosting retirement reception for Dr. Adam Pugh

Business

Picnic at the Pavilion Celebrates LOU Reopening

Lafayette County

Group honors 1893 Lafayette County lynching victim

Lafayette County

Sunday storms bring tree damage, power outages; tornado not confirmed

Lafayette County

Highway 7 Coalition sends letter to Governor Reeves, state legislators asking for financial support

Business

Labor Shortage Prompts Job Fair at OHS

Crime

Dollar General employee arrested for stealing from store

Lafayette County

Oxford hires director for Animal Resource Center; County not partnering with city, for now

Education

Regents School of Oxford announces new campus location

Lafayette County

Traffic Alert: Signals out on Highway 6

Business

Heartland Forward grant program opens to local residents

Lafayette County

Eggs and Issues 2021: Local state leaders provide update on Lafayette County’s infrastructure projects

Events

Oxford Film Festival announces leadership for 2022

Crime

Oxford man facing domestic violence charge

Crime

Batesville man arrested on child neglect charge

Education

Lafayette High School announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian for Class of 2021