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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.


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.


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.


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Arthur Cotton

Arthur Cotton

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Arthur Lee Cotton, 82, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Holly Ridge Cemetery, Holly Ridge. He died Monday, May 11, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.. Services are under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Greenville.


Brenda Hayes

Brenda Hayes

CLEVELAND — Memorial services for Brenda “Bonnie” Hayes, 55, of Cleveland, will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.


Estella Crawford

Estella Crawford

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Estella Rebecca Crawford, 82, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, with Pastor Hasan Tait officiating. She died Monday, May 18, 2020.


Eddie Beasley

Eddie Beasley

LELAND — Graveside services for Eddie Beasley, 62, of Leland, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Caney Cemetery, Delta City, with the Rev. C.W. Ray officiating. He died May 11, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.



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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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City residents to pay for trash pickup starting in October

By KELLY BENFORD KBENFORD@DDTONLINE.COM,

Monday’s Greenville City Council special budget session sparked a voting difference between the council members about charging for trash pickup.

The City of Greenville, compared to other cities throughout the Delta, has never charged to pick up trash in the city, but that’s about to change. 


Greenville mayor rescinds church citations; ordinance remains intact

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Parishioners ticketed for holding a drive-in service April 8 at  Temple Baptist Church will not have to pay the $500 fine issued in violation of Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ executive order restricting indoor and drive-in church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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