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Catherine Williams

Catherine Williams

GREENVILLE — Our beloved Catherine Williams was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Itta Bena, to the union of the late Willie Son Hall and Rosie McCoy Hall. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Unity Faith Church, Greenville.





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Brenda Briscoe

Brenda Briscoe

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Brenda Drain Briscoe, 60, of Indianola, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. She died June 8, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


New Orleans native Lapeyre battles final round wind to claim Future Tour Championship

By DAVID W. HEALY,

The windy conditions did nothing to slow down Liza Lapeyre’s golf game Sunday.

After shooting a 75 on Saturday, Lapeyre fired a 3-under-par 69 on Sunday to claim the top prize in the Girls 13-18 year-old division at the Future Tour Championship at Greenville Golf and Country Club.


Jessie Jones

Jessie Jones

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Graveside services for Jessie Lee Jones, 84, of Champaign, Illinois, and formerly of Beulah, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at St. Peter Rock MB Church Cemetery, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died June 2, 2020.


Hattie Pugh

Hattie Pugh

LELAND — Private family graveside services for Hattie Myrle Smyly Pugh, 96, of Leland, will be at Hollandale Cemetery. She passed away Monday, June 8, 2020, at her home. Boone Funeral Home of Leland has been entrusted with arrangements.



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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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Romeo Hurt

Teen arrested for shooting that injured man in store

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A teenager has been arrested and charged for a shooting this week that injured a man at a local store.

Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 18-year-old Romeo Hurt, of Greenville, was identified as the suspect who shot into a store in the 900 block of St. Charles Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.




Walter Howard Sr.

Walter Howard Sr.

Greenville - Funeral services for Walter Howard Sr., 94, of Greenville, will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Greenville, Saturday April 27 at 10 a.m. Father Tom Mulley will be officiating. Visitation is from 2-5 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville and 6-7 p.m. at Rosary.



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