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Dorothy Matthews

Dorothy Matthews

GREENVILLE — A graveside service for Mrs. Dorothy Sue Matthews, 82, of Greenville, were at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 25, at Scotland Baptist Church Cemetery, Winona, with the Rev. John Jacks officiating. She passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center Greenville.



Arbilla Nero

Arbilla Nero

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Arbilla Michelle Nero, 45, of Greenville, were held Wednesday at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, with Pastor Ruben Lewis officiating. She died Thursday, May 21, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.




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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, with Minister Bartholemen Orr officiating. She died Thursday, May 14, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.



Henry Lewis

Henry Lewis

ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Henry B. Lewis, 82, of Rosedale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at New Hope Cemetery, Rosedale, with Min. Carlton Matthews officiating. He died Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Kingwood, Texas. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.


Joyce Fields-Sansing

Joyce Fields-Sansing

MOUND BAYOU — Graveside services for Joyce M. Fields-Sansing, 63, of Mound Bayou, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Azion Church Cemetery, Mound Bayou, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Wednesday, May 5, 2020, at her home.


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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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Police investigate human remains found on Christmas Day

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Greenville police are investigating the remains of a human body discovered on Christmas Day.

Officers with the Greenville Police Department got a call from a concerned resident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday about human remains found in a wooded area in the 700 block of Clay Street. A firearm was also found next to the body.



Numerous Easter Events held

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As Resurrection Sunday nears and the Easter season approaches, churches and community activities have been scheduled and the public is invited to attend. The following events were submitted to the Delta Democrat Times:

Thursday, April 18


Parkerson-Downs

Mr. and Mrs. Angie and Kelly Saxton, of Belzoni, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tori Parkerson, to Jay Downs.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha and Jackie Gunter, of Greenville, Jean Pohlman and the late Bob Pohlman, and Frances Saxton and the late Sam Saxton.



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