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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.
ROANOKE, Va. — Graveside services for Era Pinion Campbell, 82, of Roanoke, Virginia, were at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at Lakeview Gardens. She passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, Virginia. Arrangements were under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
ROLLING FORK — Evelyn Yvonne Lester Bell, 63, of Rolling Fork, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020, at her home in Rolling Fork. Boone Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Jan. 22, 1957, in Arcola.
Aaron Swan Sr.
INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Aaron Swan Sr., 66, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens, Moorhead, with the Rev. Billy Barber officiating. He died Friday, June 5, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Charles Barrett Jr.
Indianola - Funeral services for Clarence Kirk, 51, of Indianola, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
He passed at Indianola April 12 and will be buried under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.
Greenville – Funeral services for Cynthia “Cindy” Jeanne Craft Massey, of Greenville, were Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson. She died Jan. 16, 2019, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.
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.