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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.


Willie Mae Bishop

Willie Mae Bishop

ROSEDALE — Graveside services for Willie Mae Bishop, 72, of Rosedale, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Morning Star, Gunnison, with the Rev. Ricky Carter officiating. She died July 22, 2020, in Greenwood. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. 


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Effie Cain

Effie Cain

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Effie Cain, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. She died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Bertha Jones

Bertha Jones

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Bertha Raggs Jones, 74, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Saturday, July 11, 2020.



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.


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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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Romeo Hurt

Teen arrested for shooting that injured man in store

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

A teenager has been arrested and charged for a shooting this week that injured a man at a local store.

Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said 18-year-old Romeo Hurt, of Greenville, was identified as the suspect who shot into a store in the 900 block of St. Charles Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Walter Howard Sr.

Walter Howard Sr.

Greenville - Funeral services for Walter Howard Sr., 94, of Greenville, will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Greenville, Saturday April 27 at 10 a.m. Father Tom Mulley will be officiating. Visitation is from 2-5 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville and 6-7 p.m. at Rosary.



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