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Louise Deere

Louise Deere

BELZONI — Graveside services for Louise Deere, 73, of Belzoni, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Little Mount Zion Cemetery, Silver City, with the Rev. Burl Holmes Sr. She died Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni.


Michael Ledlow

Michael Ledlow

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Michael Ledlow, 63, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville. He died Friday, July 24, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Greenville.


Charles Hawkins

Charles Hawkins

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Charles Hawkins, 66, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Markham Church Cemetery,Inverness, with the Rev. John Woods officiating. He died Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.



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Zellena Pernell

Zellena Pernell

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Zellena C. Pernell, 91, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Friday, July 3, 2020, at Legacy Manor Nursing Home, Greenville.





Masks not so bad

Masks, their usage and mandates are a contentious topic.

We’re not sure why.

We can understand why people might not enjoy wearing masks, but the mandate they be worn in public spaces is not one so onerous as to create the vitriolic response it has in some people and places.


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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.




Greenville’s newest hotel, Tru by Hilton, opens its doors Thursday

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Tru by Hilton, Greenville’s newest lodging attraction, is set to open its doors to guests Thursday evening. 

The 84-room hotel that broke ground in July 2018 is a joint partnership formed by the Chawla and Retzer families — Suresh Chawla, Mike Retzer and Michael Retzer.



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Lula Jones

Lula Jones

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Lula Jones, 68, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Baptist Desoto Hospital, Southaven.

Xavier Moore






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