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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.


Eva Robinson

Eva Robinson

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Eva Faye Robinson, 75, of Greenville, were held Tuesday, July 7, at Harris Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.


Dorothy Young

Dorothy Young

HOLLANDALE — Funeral services for Dorothy Young, 72, of Hollandale, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Oaklawn Cemetery. She died July 6, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


James Perkins

James Perkins

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for James H. Perkins, 62, of Greenville and formerly of Leland, were held Saturday, July 4, at Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Leland. He passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020, at his home. Services were under the direction of Bush Funeral Services, Leland.


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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Whitney Wilson

Whitney Wilson

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Whitney Sade Wilson, 32, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Oaklawn, with Pastor Oliver Robinson Jr. officiating. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.


GSPD employee tests positive for COVID-19; Em Boyd closed

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

On Tuesday, the Greenville Public School District (GPSD) announced an Em Boyd Elementary School employee tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In light of this information, Em Boyd, 1021 S. Colorado St., will close immediately.

Superintendent Dr. Debra Dace said the district shares its concerns about coronavirus. 


Curtis Hughes

Curtis Hughes

BELZONI — Graveside services for Curtis Lee Hughes, 61, of Belzoni, will be at noon Saturday, June 13, at Outlaw Cemetery, Silver City, with the Rev. Percy Puckett officiating. He died Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni.


Alfred Hinton Sr.

Alfred Hinton Sr.

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Alfred “Big Buck” Hinton Sr., 74, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with Larry Benford officiating. He died Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Services are under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, 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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Deloris Harper

Deloris Harper

Greenville – Funeral services for Deloris Harper, 61, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.



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. 



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