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Effie Cain

Effie Cain

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Effie Cain, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. She died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Maple Wright

Maple Wright

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Maple Wright, 81, of Indianola, were held Wednesday, July 8, at Indianola City Cemetery. She died June 28, 2020, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Services were under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Indianola.


Sharon Henry

Sharon Henry

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Sharon Banks Henry, 51, of Greenville, will be at 3 p.m Saturday, July 11, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, with the Rev. Orlando Franklin officiating. She passed away July 5, 2020, at her home. Services are under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.


Judy Haley

Judy Haley

YELLVILLE, Ark. — Judy was born Jan. 1, 1948, and was raised in Newton. She was married to Tom Mitchell. They were parents to three children. After losing Tom to cancer, she continued her life as a single mother. When she met her second husband, Lee Haley, she moved to Greenville.


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BOS denies motion to reconsider appointment after locals voice concerns at Tuesday’s meeting

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Monday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting brought in a large influx of residents who, in order to be accommodated comfortably, had to join the board in one of the courtrooms instead of the usual supervisors’ chambers.


Greenville police seek public’s help after man found dead in vacant lot

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Local police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found lying in a vacant lot Tuesday morning.

Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers with the Greenville Police Department were dispatched at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday for a welfare concern call.


Hebrew Union Temple to honor history at Hanukkah celebration

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

The Mississippi Delta’s Jewish population may be small, but the heart of their annual Hanukkah celebration is not.

“It’s a festive luncheon,” said Rabbi Debra Kassoff of the Hebrew Union Temple in Greenville. Hanukkah this year starts at sunset Dec. 22 and ends at nightfall Dec. 30. 


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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.


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.





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