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Ivory Washington

Ivory Washington

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.



Eugene Smith Jr.

Eugene Smith Jr.

CLEVELAND — Funeral arrangements for Eugene Smith Jr., 61, of Cleveland, are pending with Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Monday, May 11, 2020.


Joanne Taylor

Joanne Taylor

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Joanne Taylor, 61, of Greenville, will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Lakewood Cemetery, with Minister Bartholemew Orr officiating. She died May 9, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


Laverne Hudson

Laverne Hudson

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Laverne Hudson, 64, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Oaklawn Cemetery. She died Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


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Betty Younts

Betty Younts

ALEXANDER, Ark. — Funeral services for Betty Jane Younts, 90, of Alexander, Arkansas, and formerly of Greenville, will be held at a later date. She passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020, in Little Rock.  Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.


Jerome Jackson

Jerome Jackson

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Jerome Jackson, 57, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Sunday, May 3, 2020.



Christine Dodd

Christine Dodd

HOLLANDALE — Funeral arrangements for Christine Dodd, 89, of Hollandale, are pending with Sanders-Byas Funeral Home, Hollandale. She died Monday, May 4, 2020, in Rolling Fork.


Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson

CLEVELAND — Graveside services for Robert “Bobby/Red” Robinson, 51, of Cleveland, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Delta Heights Cemetery, Cleveland, with Dr. Linda Howze officiating. He died Monday, April 20, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.


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Feds back Temple Baptist Church, Simmons stands firm on order

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

After fines were levied against members of Temple Baptist Church for holding a drive-in church service, the Alliance for Defending Freedom filed a civil suit in the Northern District Court of Mississippi on Good Friday, April 10.

The federal government, through the Department of Justice, issued a statement of interest Tuesday.


Folks ready for hoppin’ good fun at upcoming Leland Frog Fest, Highway 61 Blues Festival

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

LELAND — There’s only a week left for folks to hop on over to Leland for a day of live music and family fun at the Frog Fest and Highway 61 Blues Festival.

In lieu of this year’s canceled Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, the 20th annual Highway 61 Blues Festival is returning to its home base of Leland.


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Robert Buck-Meeks

Robert Buck-Meeks

ARLINGTON, Texas — Funeral arrangements for Robert L. “DaDa” Buck-Meeks, 19, of Arlington, Texas, and formerly of Greenville, are pending with T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died Monday, July 22, 2019, in New Jersey.



Reaching for the stars

LELAND - In basketball, there are point guards and in more recent years the combo guard or point forward. But the Leland High School Lady Cubs girls basketball team may have a point center in the form of Corianna Wheatley. She can guard smaller players.


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Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cowart, of Tylertown, and Mr. Billy Clifton, of Richton, announce the marriage of... READ MORE