John Cofield

Published on May 11th, 2023 | by John Cofield


John Cofield’s Photo of the Week: “L.W. Thomas”

The character of the first order, a dear friend to all that knew him, a worker to equal any other, when L.W. Thomas passed away before his time Old Oxford felt the loss. Not only for one good man but the beginning of the end of an Oxford era. 

L.W. Thomas, photograph by Kent Moorhead.
Deborah Freeland remembers, “I was leaving The Warehouse one quiet afternoon when I noticed how beautifully the soft light illuminated the room. And there was L.W.

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John Cofield grew up in Oxford. He is a local historian and author. John is the son of renowned University photographer, Jack Cofield. His grandfather, J. R. "Colonel" Cofield, was William Faulkner's personal photographer, and for decades was Ole Miss annual photographer. Four generations of the Cofield family have contributed to Oxford's pictorial history.

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