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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.


Doris Wright

Doris Wright

GREENVILLE — Doris Louise Chappell Wright, 89, homemaker, of Greenville, died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at her home.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 26, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.


Arthur Cotton

Arthur Cotton

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Arthur Lee Cotton, 82, of Greenville, were held Saturday at Holly Ridge Cemetery, Holly Ridge. He died Monday, May 11, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center. Services are under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Greenville.


Alvin Harbour

Alvin Harbour

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Alvin H. Harbour, 70, of Indianola, will be at noon Wednesday, May 27, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. He died Saturday, May 16, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Dorothy Matthews

Dorothy Matthews

GREENVILLE — A graveside service for Mrs. Dorothy Sue Matthews, 82, of Greenville, were at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 25, at Scotland Baptist Church Cemetery, Winona, with the Rev. John Jacks officiating. She passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center Greenville.


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Kitty Stephens

Kitty Stephens

GREENVILLE — Kitty Sue Kelly Stephens, 81, of Greenville, passed away from heart failure Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Washington Care Facility, Greenville. 


Doris Wright

Doris Wright

GREENVILLE — Doris Louise Chappell Wright, 89, homemaker, of Greenville, died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at her home.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 26, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.




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Greenville mayor rescinds church citations; ordinance remains intact

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Parishioners ticketed for holding a drive-in service April 8 at  Temple Baptist Church will not have to pay the $500 fine issued in violation of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ executive order restricting indoor and drive-in church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Police investigate human remains found on Christmas Day

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Greenville police are investigating the remains of a human body discovered on Christmas Day.

Officers with the Greenville Police Department got a call from a concerned resident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday about human remains found in a wooded area in the 700 block of Clay Street. A firearm was also found next to the body.



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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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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