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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.
BAY ST. LOUIS — Yancy Leon Pogue, 67, of Bay St. Louis, died March 6, 2020, to join those he loves in an eternal embrace.
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.
GRENADA — The Washington School cross country teams had outstanding showings at the Kirk Academy Invitational in Grenada Thursday. The boys finished in first place in the two-miles run and the girls finished second place in the two mile run.
This seismogram reflects the magnitude 3.7 earthquake felt by residents of the Delta Tuesday afternoon. It was recorded by Louis Lyell.
Mississippi forward Bruce Stevens (12) shoots as Georgia's Nicolas Claxton (33) defends during an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)
LyWanda L. Wynder, of Leland and formally of Walker, was recently promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer (CW$) in the United States Army. Wynder enlisted in the Army immediately upon graduation from high school.