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Dorothy Young

Dorothy Young

HOLLANDALE — Funeral services for Dorothy Young, 72, of Hollandale, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Oaklawn Cemetery. She died July 6, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


Betty Brackett

Betty Brackett

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Betty Brackett, 66, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Oaklawn Cemetery She died June 28, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


Maple Wright

Maple Wright

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Maple Wright, 81, of Indianola, were held Wednesday, July 8, at Indianola City Cemetery. She died June 28, 2020, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Services were under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Indianola.



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Whitney Wilson

Whitney Wilson

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Whitney Sade Wilson, 32, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Oaklawn, with Pastor Oliver Robinson Jr. officiating. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


GSPD employee tests positive for COVID-19; Em Boyd closed

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

On Tuesday, the Greenville Public School District (GPSD) announced an Em Boyd Elementary School employee tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In light of this information, Em Boyd, 1021 S. Colorado St., will close immediately.

Superintendent Dr. Debra Dace said the district shares its concerns about coronavirus. 


Curtis Hughes

Curtis Hughes

BELZONI — Graveside services for Curtis Lee Hughes, 61, of Belzoni, will be at noon Saturday, June 13, at Outlaw Cemetery, Silver City, with the Rev. Percy Puckett officiating. He died Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni.


Alfred Hinton Sr.

Alfred Hinton Sr.

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Alfred “Big Buck” Hinton Sr., 74, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with Larry Benford officiating. He died Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.



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Feds back Temple Baptist Church, Simmons stands firm on order

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

After fines were levied against members of Temple Baptist Church for holding a drive-in church service, the Alliance for Defending Freedom filed a civil suit in the Northern District Court of Mississippi on Good Friday, April 10.

The federal government, through the Department of Justice, issued a statement of interest Tuesday.






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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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