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The Delta Democrat-Times staff asked people what their Fourth of July plans are this year and what the holiday means to them. This is what they said:
Mark Howell, of Greenville:
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.
O’Bannon High School’s Zi’Terrean Smith is expected to be a presence on both sides of the ball this upcoming football season.
GREENVILLE — Our beloved Catherine Williams was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Itta Bena, to the union of the late Willie Son Hall and Rosie McCoy Hall. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Unity Faith Church, Greenville.
A 64 year-old black male was shot Saturday night in the 400th block of Sunflower Street, near Doe’s Eat Place, Greenville. Just before 11 p.m. the Greenville Police Department responded to a call in reference to a shot person, whose name is being held pending family notification.
In the Washington County Primaries, there were no upsets of sitting elected officials. Incumbent, and unopposed Circuit Clerk Barbara Esters-Parker garnered the highest vote total of 5,066. The largest margin in a contested race went to Sheriff Milton Gaston at 4,488 votes or 83.42%.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Adron Belk II of Greenwood announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Merritt Montgomery Belk of Greenwood, to Zachary Ryan Harris of Greenville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harris of Greenville.
Quality assurance of the 2019 elections is on the minds of Washington County Board of Supervisors and the Election Commission, who have contracted for services to review any errors that may be lurking in the system and address specific concerns.