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BELZONI — Graveside services for Louise Deere, 73, of Belzoni, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Little Mount Zion Cemetery, Silver City, with the Rev. Burl Holmes Sr. She died Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Michael Ledlow, 63, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville. He died Friday, July 24, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Greenville.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Charles Hawkins, 66, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Markham Church Cemetery,Inverness, with the Rev. John Woods officiating. He died Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
MADISON — Greenville resident Brother Sandifer had small expectations when he teed it up on the first hole July 17 at the Senior Trustmark Invitational Open at the Reunion Golf Course in Madison, but he stepped off the green on the 18th hole a day later and accepted the championship trophy.
GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Martha A. Lindsay, 85, of Greenville, were held Saturday, July 18, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020, at her home. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mac Hamilton, of Greenville, won the Boys 16 division of the Oxford Summer Tennis Championship on Sunday, July 12. Hamilton, the #2 seed, defeated Davis Warrington of Oxford, Brayden Smith, of Hernando, and upset the #1 seed Charlie Fruge, of Oxford, 6-3, 6-2 in the championship match.
RIDGELAND — Marvin Burchfield, 86, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Highland Home in Ridgeland.
He was born in Ethel on Jan. 25, 1934, the son of the late Walker G. Burchfield and Aretta A. Rone Burchfield.
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.
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.
In the Washington County Primaries, there were no upsets of sitting elected officials. Incumbent, and unopposed Circuit Clerk Barbara Esters-Parker garnered the highest vote total of 5,066. The largest margin in a contested race went to Sheriff Milton Gaston at 4,488 votes or 83.42%.
A man has been charged with murder for a shooting that left one man dead and another in critical condition.
At 11:30 p.m. Friday, officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of West Alexander Street in reference to two shot people.
Tru by Hilton, Greenville’s newest lodging attraction, is set to open its doors to guests Thursday evening.
The 84-room hotel that broke ground in July 2018 is a joint partnership formed by the Chawla and Retzer families — Suresh Chawla, Mike Retzer and Michael Retzer.
It’s the middle of summer, and the scorching outdoor temperatures are a sure reminder of that.
Over the weekend, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the region, including Washington County.
Although the heat advisory is over as of today, the temperatures outside are still dangerously hot.
MADISON — Nancy Elizabeth Rowsey Burford, 80, passed away on July 18, 2019 in Madison.
Football seasons happen in the fall but are built in the spring. This is the time of year that high school coaches begin to get a feel for the product they’ll be putting on the field in the next six months.
AVON — Playing first base for the Riverside High School baseball team has fit Ethan Blasingame’s personality perfectly.
Ethan enjoys meeting and talking to as many new people as he can, he said.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Warren Edward Veasey, 79, of Greenville, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at Lehrton Cemetery, west of Ruleville on Hwy 8. He passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020, at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.