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Christine Williams

Christine Williams

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.


Louis Taylor

Louis Taylor

GREENVILLE — Louis Eddly Taylor, 85, of Greenville, died Friday, June 26, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.  

Louis was born April 9, 1935, the son of Curtis Levon Taylor and Elsie Eudale Wells. He retired from the United States Air Force as Mechanic. 


Kentarius Lewis

Kentarius Lewis

LELAND — Graveside services for Kentarius D. “Pie-Joe” Lewis, 23, of Leland, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 5, at Sisters of Charity Cemetery, Elizabeth. He died Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Leland. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 3, at T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland.




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Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis

ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Derrick Preshawn Lewis, 48, of Rosedale,  will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at New Hope Cemetery, Rosedale, with Pastor Elnora Littleton officiating. He died Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville.


Henrene Taylor

Henrene Taylor

ANGUILLA — Funeral arrangements for Henrene Taylor, 53, of Anguilla, are pending with Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. He died Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.


Roosevelt Matthews

Roosevelt Matthews

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Roosevelt Matthews Sr., 82, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. He departed his life Sunday, June 21, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Watson Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville.


Catherine Williams

Catherine Williams

GREENVILLE — Our beloved Catherine Williams was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Itta Bena, to the union of the late Willie Son Hall and Rosie McCoy Hall. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Unity Faith Church, Greenville.


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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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Temple Baptist Church members issued $500 tickets for parking lot service

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The phone rang at the mayor’s office earlier this week and the voice on the line said, “We’re having church on Wednesday, no matter what.”

The caller, according to Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons, claimed to be the pastor of Temple Baptist Church on Reed Road in Greenville.






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