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Catherine Hydrick

Catherine Hydrick

GREENVILLE — Catherine Sides Hydrick, 90, of Greenville, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center. Visiting hours will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Mortimer Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Greenville Cemetery.


Lillie McDuffy-Williams

Lillie McDuffy-Williams

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Lillie M. McDuffy-Williams, 77, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with the Rev. CW Ray officiating. She died Aug. 2, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Geraldine Johnson

Geraldine Johnson

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Geraldine McNeal Johnson, 60, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola, with Pastor Joe Hodges officiating. She died July 28, 2020. Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.



Terry Robinson

Terry Robinson

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Graveside services for Terry Robinson, 58, of Columbus, Georgia, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Green Grover, Shaw. He died Aug. 2, 2020. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.


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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.



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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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.


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.


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