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RENOVA — Graveside services for Aretha Neal, 75, of Renova, were held Friday, June 26, at Merigold Cemetery, Merigold, with the Rev. Dexter Brown officiating. She died Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Methodist Healthcare, Memphis, Tennessee. Services were under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
The Delta Democrat-Times staff asked people what their Fourth of July plans are this year and what the holiday means to them. This is what they said:
Mark Howell, of Greenville:
O’Bannon High School’s Zi’Terrean Smith is expected to be a presence on both sides of the ball this upcoming football season.
GREENVILLE — Our beloved Catherine Williams was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Itta Bena, to the union of the late Willie Son Hall and Rosie McCoy Hall. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Unity Faith Church, Greenville.
CLARKSDALE – Christine Baxter, 95, homemaker, of Clarksdale, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Clarksdale.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 9, at Lakeview Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.
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.
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.