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Changing the state flag of Mississippi was not an issue to be taken lightly, and we don’t believe the members of the legislature have done so.
For years, our state was represented by a talisman including a symbol drawing on a time when the citizens of state chose to leave the nation over the issue of slavery.
VICKSBURG — Gilda Fae McCool Shurden Miller died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 84.
She was preceded in death by her immediate family, including her parents, two husbands, and her only two children.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Christine Johnson Williams, 96, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, at Riverside Memorial Gardens. She died Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Byram. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Eric Edwards Jr.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Eric Edwards Jr., 11, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. He died May 27, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
GREENVILLE — Visitation for Vernessa Williams, 47, of Greenville, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 29, at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
BAY ST. LOUIS — Yancy Leon Pogue, 67, of Bay St. Louis, died March 6, 2020, to join those he loves in an eternal embrace.
JACKSON — Mark Allen Dingeldein, 59, of Jackson and formerly of Greenville, died Aug. 27, 2019, at home in Jackson.
John Self Sr.
HOUMA, La. — John Calvin Self Sr., 76 passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in his home in Houma Louisiana. He was a retired diesel mechanic and Vietnam War veteran. He is being cremated by the heritage funeral home in New Orleans, Louisiana.
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Dallas Polk-Hilliard had a career-high 26 points as Grambling State narrowly defeated Mississippi Valley State 77-75 on Monday night.
CLEVELAND — Funeral arrangements for John Swift, 66, of Cleveland, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. He died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at his home.
Tribune News Service
Sports Budget for Monday, March 4, 2019
Updated at 10 p.m. EST (0300 UTC)