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Donnell Brown

Donnell Brown

GREENVILLE — Donnell Brown, 69, of Greenville and formerly of Indianola, died Aug. 1, 2020. Public visitation will be from 1:30-2 p.m., with family visitation following form 2-3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7, at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola. The Rev. Melvin Matthews will officiating.


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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David Beasley Sr.

David Beasley Sr.

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for David “Ice Man” Beasley Sr., 60, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. He died  Thursday, July 16, 2020. Visitation will be from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Byas Funeral Home, Greenville.



Martha Lindsay

Martha Lindsay

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Martha A. Lindsay, 85, of Greenville, were held Saturday, July 18, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020, at her home. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.




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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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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. 


Police investigate human remains found on Christmas Day

By CATHERINE KIRK CKIRK@DDTONLINE.COM,

Greenville police are investigating the remains of a human body discovered on Christmas Day.

Officers with the Greenville Police Department got a call from a concerned resident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday about human remains found in a wooded area in the 700 block of Clay Street. A firearm was also found next to the body.



Lee-Mitchell

Dr. and Mrs. David H. Lee, of Greenville, Mississippi, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Ellen Brister Lee, to Kyle P. Mitchell.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lester Adam Shipley, and the late Mr. Lester Adam Shipley, of Greenwood, Mississippi, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Harrell Lee, of Greenville. 



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