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There are some men and women whose names should be on monuments, buildings or roads. These are people who should be remembered throughout time. There are also people who should not, now or ever, have a monument to their memory, but they should also be remembered through time.
Robert E. Lee is one of these people.
GREENVILLE — Louis Eddly Taylor, 85, of Greenville, died Friday, June 26, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
Louis was born April 9, 1935, the son of Curtis Levon Taylor and Elsie Eudale Wells. He retired from the United States Air Force as Mechanic.
LELAND — Graveside services for Kentarius D. “Pie-Joe” Lewis, 23, of Leland, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 5, at Sisters of Charity Cemetery, Elizabeth. He died Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Leland. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 3, at T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Beginning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday, the Mayor’s Health Council, with the help of Vessels of Mercy Health Team, will be hosting a free mask give-away at the Headquarters Fire Station, 532 Central St.
The event is supported by the Mississippi Department of Health and the Mississippi Delta Health Collaborative.
Plans for the summer youth musical at Delta Center Stage have had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Delta Center Stage Executive Director Tim Bixler said the initial plans to produce Disney’s “Frozen Jr.” have been indefinitely postponed as there is not enough consensus on what is considered safe regarding crowd size.
David Cochran Jr. is Washington County’s newest Mississippi Levee Board Commissioner winning by a total of 1,332 votes to opponent Drew Newsom’s 646 votes.
There was a total of 1,978 votes cast in Tuesday’s election with 67.34% of the votes being in favor of Cochran and 32.66% in favor of Newsom.
Mars Food North America, a well noted fixture in the American food industry, made the decision last week to evolve the Uncle Ben’s brand in light of social equality.
Mars Food on June 17 announced its decision to evolve the Uncle Ben’s brand, but details are still being determined.
JACKSON — Harry Edwin Vickery died Friday, May 29, 2020, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. He was 85.
GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Roosevelt Matthews Sr., 82, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. He departed his life Sunday, June 21, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Watson Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville.
There will be a contested election on Tuesday’s ballot for the Levee Board Commission in Washington County.
The election is between Drew Newson and David Cochran, both of Washington County.
SHAW — Patricia Lynn McNutt Trice, 47, of Shaw, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at her home.
O’Bannon High School’s Zi’Terrean Smith is expected to be a presence on both sides of the ball this upcoming football season.
Friends and relatives of Lakwanya Denise Titus and Timothy Lee Davis are invited to their wedding at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Greater Mt. Moriah MB Church, Greenville.
The bride-elect, Lakwanya Titus, is the daughter of Ruth Starkey and granddaughter of the late Gertrude W. Titus and the late Erma Dotson Sanders.
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 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.
Investigation points toward domestic violence in murder, suicide
Domestic violince appears to be the motive of a husband, 54, shooting his wife, 49, and then turning the gun on himself, according to the Greenville Police Department.
A local woman died late Wednesday night after a hit-and-run on Nelson Street.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Nelson Street close to midnight, where they found a black female lying in the road.