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One of the biggest parties in the Delta, Steve Azar’s Delta Soul Celebrity Golf and Charity Event, won’t be happening live due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there will be a chance for everyone to join in this year.
SHELBY — Graveside services for Yvonne Russell, 71, of Shelby, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Azion MB Church Cemetery, Mound Bayou, with the Rev. Toliver officiating. She died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Shelby Nursing and Rehab. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for Eric Edwards, 11, of Indianola, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
MOUND BAYOU — Graveside services for Joyce M. Fields-Sansing, 63, of Mound Bayou, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Azion Church Cemetery, Mound Bayou, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Wednesday, May 5, 2020, at her home.
HOLLANDALE — Funeral services for Clyde Stanley Brown, of Hollandale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Sanders Memorial Gardens, Hollandale, under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Leland. He died Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at hs home.
ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Henry B. Lewis, 82, of Rosedale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at New Hope Cemetery, Rosedale, with Min. Carlton Matthews officiating. He died Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Kingwood, Texas. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.
GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Joanne Taylor, 61, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Monday, May 11, 2020.
Jessie Warren Sr.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Jessie Warren Sr., 60, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. He died Thursday, April 30, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
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.
MDE reviews GPSD board’s actions
Allegations of Greenville Public School Board members interfering with day-to-day operations of the school district were reviewed by the Mississippi Department of Education and found valid.
In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Simmons and City Council have issued two new executive orders on church services and city wide curfew.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department are searching for the person who shot a man in the face and left him to die.
At 6:21 a.m. this morning, police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of North Theobald Street, where they found a 20-year-old black male with blood on his face.
A 64 year-old black male was shot Saturday night in the 400th block of Sunflower Street, near Doe’s Eat Place, Greenville. Just before 11 p.m. the Greenville Police Department responded to a call in reference to a shot person, whose name is being held pending family notification.
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.
Della Mae “Bessie” McKnight
Surface work remains to be completed
Reed Road has been experiencing significant updates since January and is a head of schedule, Mark Hooker, Washington County engineer told the board of supervisors Monday.