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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.


Heidi Collins

Heidi Collins

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Heidi Collins, 84, of Greenville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville. She died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Arbor Walk Nursing Home, Greenville. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


Shelby Stokes

Shelby Stokes

GREENVILLE — Family viewing for Shelby Stokes, 54, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in the Adele Walker Memorial Chapel, Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork. He died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. 


Ruby Jarmon

Ruby Jarmon

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Ruby Lee Jarmon, 79, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Wednesday, July 8, 2020.


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Donald Richardson

Donald Richardson

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Donald Richardson, 82, of Greenville, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at Oaklawn Cemetery. He transitioned Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Services are under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Leland.


Le’ Efrem C. Fain

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Le’ Efrem C. Fain, 22, of Greenville will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Oaklawn Gardens with visitation from 3-5 p.m. June 19 at Harris Funeral Home.


Betty Brackett

Betty Brackett

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Betty Brackett, 66, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Oaklawn Cemetery She died June 28, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


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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.


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. 



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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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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