The Mississippi High School Activities Association announced last week that athletic teams in the state can begin practicing on June 1, and Greenville High School football coach Quintarus McCray said he is excited about the news that allows him and his Hornets to get back to work.
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GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Kevin R. Reed, 49, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Greenville, with Bishop Nathaniel Shanali officiating. He died Thursday, May 21, 2020.
LELAND — Graveside services for Kenny Otho Horton, 82, a long-time resident of Leland, were held Saturday, May 23, at Leland-Stoneville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland. He died Thursday, May 21, 2020, at his home surrounded by family.
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.
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.
Joe Hartman Jr.
GREENVILLE — A private graveside for Joe Roger Hartman Jr., 81, of Greenville, will be held at the Mississippi Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Kilmichael. He passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Richard Cook II
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Graveside services for Richard L. Cook II, 81, of Memphis, Tennessee, and formerly of Greenville, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with Father Thomas Mullally, SVD, officiating. He died Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
ISOLA — Graveside services for Ivory Lee Washington, 62, of Isola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Weeping Mary Church Cemetery, Isola, with the Rev. Morris Allen officiating. He died Friday, May 15, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Greenville High School’s Lazericka Louis will not have a chance to compete for a state track championship this spring, but she is still running hard each day in preparation for her future.
Lazericka signed a track scholarship to attend Hinds Community College last fall. Her specialty is the 400 meter run and the 200 meter run.
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.
Domestic violence is the motive behind the loss of two lives Tuesday, according the Greenville Police Department investigators.
Robbie Walker-Grossley, 49,was murdered by her husband, Christopher Grossley, 54. After shooting his wife, Christopher Grossley ended his life through suicide.
Emmanuel Baptist Church is hosting their 2nd annual “The Living Supper” Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.
The event is a drama based on the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo DaVinci, which is brought to life on stage.
MDE reviews GPSD board’s actions
Allegations of Greenville Public School Board members interfering with day-to-day operations of the school district were reviewed by the Mississippi Department of Education and found valid.
In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Simmons and City Council have issued two new executive orders on church services and city wide curfew.