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Patricia Thomas

Patricia Thomas

CARY — Graveside services for Patricia R. Thomas, 66, of Cary, will be at noon Saturday, June 27, at Cary Community Cemetery, Cary, with Apostle Linda Sweezer officiating. She died Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Coldwater. Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork.



Aretha Neal

Aretha Neal

RENOVA — Graveside services for Aretha Neal, 75, of Renova, were held Friday, June 26, at Merigold Cemetery, Merigold, with the Rev. Dexter Brown officiating. She died Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Methodist Healthcare, Memphis, Tennessee. Services were under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.




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Christine Baxter

Christine Baxter

CLARKSDALE – Christine Baxter, 95, homemaker, of Clarksdale, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Clarksdale.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 9, at Lakeview Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.


Eric Edwards Jr.

Eric Edwards Jr.

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Eric Edwards Jr., 11, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. He died May 27, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.




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Temple Baptist Church members issued $500 tickets for parking lot service

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The phone rang at the mayor’s office earlier this week and the voice on the line said, “We’re having church on Wednesday, no matter what.”

The caller, according to Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons, claimed to be the pastor of Temple Baptist Church on Reed Road in Greenville.




Local teen charged in uncle’s stabbing death

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A Greenville teenager is behind bars for the stabbing death of his uncle.

At 1:13 p.m. Monday, July 15, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of Belfast Street. Inside the home, officers found the body of a 37-year-old black male, who has been identified as Jermaine Sanders.



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Feds back Temple Baptist Church, Simmons stands firm on order

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

After fines were levied against members of Temple Baptist Church for holding a drive-in church service, the Alliance for Defending Freedom filed a civil suit in the Northern District Court of Mississippi on Good Friday, April 10.

The federal government, through the Department of Justice, issued a statement of interest Tuesday.





Lavorne Jones

Lavorne Jones

Mound Bayou – Funeral services for Lavorne L. Jones, 72, of Mound Bayou, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at First Baptist Church, Merigold. She died Jan. 26, 2019, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial follows in Calvary Cemetery, Renova, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.


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Weddings & Engagements

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cowart, of Tylertown, and Mr. Billy Clifton, of Richton, announce the marriage of... READ MORE