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Lillie Ingram

Lillie Ingram

SHELBY — Graveside services for Lillie B. Ingram, 77, of Shelby, were held Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Union Grove Cemetery, Duncan, with the Rev. Freddie Green officiating. She died July 29, 2020, at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson. Services were under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.


Isiah Murray

Isiah Murray

HOLLANDALE — Isiah Murray was born April 3, 1944, in Hollandale, to the late Will Murry II and Charlean Brown Murry. One of 17 children, Isiah was very outgoing and curious about the world.




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Mavis Johnson

Mavis Johnson

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Mavis Johnson, 54, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, July 8, 2020. 



$250K bond set for man arrested for kidnapping 2 children

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A bond has been issued for Nikolas Hampton, who was arrested and charged last week for kidnapping two children.

The bond of $250,000 was issued Monday by Judge Michael Prewitt. 

After an Amber Alert was issued Friday morning for two missing children, 23-year-old Hampton was arrested later that morning.




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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.



Greenville’s newest hotel, Tru by Hilton, opens its doors Thursday

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

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.



Parkerson-Downs

Mr. and Mrs. Angie and Kelly Saxton, of Belzoni, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tori Parkerson, to Jay Downs.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha and Jackie Gunter, of Greenville, Jean Pohlman and the late Bob Pohlman, and Frances Saxton and the late Sam Saxton.


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Felix Smith

Felix Smith

INDIANOLA — Funeral arrangements for Felix Smith, 62, of Indianola, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Inc., Indianola. He died Wednesday, April 22, 2020.



Roshanda Grant

Roshanda Grant

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Roshanda Grant, 47, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Byas Chapel, Greenville. She died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


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