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Earnestine Mosby

Earnestine Mosby

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Earnestine Mosby, 87, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with Elder Elijah Walker officiating. She died Saturday, May 30, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.



Sammie Lee Jr.

Sammie Lee Jr.

INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for Sammie Lee Jr., 78, of Indianola, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died May 30, 2020, in Jackson.


Herman Sanders Sr.

Herman Sanders Sr.

SHAW — Graveside services for Herman “Paw-Paw” Sanders Sr., 86, of Shaw, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Northwest Memorial Gardens, Shaw, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died May 29, 2020, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.


Eddie Spiller

Eddie Spiller

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Eddie B. Spiller, 72, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. He died May 22, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


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Estella Crawford

Estella Crawford

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Estella Rebecca Crawford, 82, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, with Pastor Hasan Tait officiating. She died Monday, May 18, 2020.


Floyd Oswalt

Floyd Oswalt

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Floyd “Pretty Boy” Oswalt, 84, of Greenville will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. He passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, May 24, 2020.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.




Eugene Smith Jr.

Eugene Smith Jr.

CLEVELAND — Funeral arrangements for Eugene Smith Jr., 61, of Cleveland, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Monday, May 11, 2020.


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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.






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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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