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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.




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William King

William King

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for William King, 77, of Greenville, are pending with Byas Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Friday, June 19, 2020.


Aretha Neal

Aretha Neal

RENOVA — Graveside services for Aretha Neal, 75, of Renova, were held Friday, June 26, at Merigold Cemetery, Merigold, with the Rev. Dexter Brown officiating. She died Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Methodist Healthcare, Memphis, Tennessee. Services were under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.


Ralph Lane

Ralph Lane

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Ralph Lane, 60, of Indianola, will be at noon Saturday, June 13, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with the Rev. C.W. Ray officiating. He died Monday, June 8, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


11-year old Jonathan Bates Jr. feels the need for speed at the Greenville Speedway

By DAVID W. HEALY,

Jonathan Bates Jr. does not believe his fellow race car drivers take him too seriously when they glance his way and see an 11-year-old kid behind the wheel. But their demeanors quickly change, said Bates, once he speeds by them on the race track and flashes his wide grin.


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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.


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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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