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Shelby Stokes

Shelby Stokes

GREENVILLE — Family viewing for Shelby Stokes, 54, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in the Adele Walker Memorial Chapel, Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork. He died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. 


Judy Haley

Judy Haley

YELLVILLE, Ark. — Judy was born Jan. 1, 1948, and was raised in Newton. She was married to Tom Mitchell. They were parents to three children. After losing Tom to cancer, she continued her life as a single mother. When she met her second husband, Lee Haley, she moved to Greenville.



Pauline Gafford

Pauline Gafford

LELAND — Pauline “Polly” Lacy Steen Gafford, 95, of Leland, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at her home. Boone Funeral Home, Leland, was in charge of arrangements.



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Mars Food evolving Uncle Ben’s brand in light of social equality

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

 Mars Food North America, a well noted fixture in the American food industry, made the decision last week to evolve the Uncle Ben’s brand in light of social equality.

Mars Food on June 17 announced its decision to evolve the Uncle Ben’s brand, but details are still being determined.






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Brenda Briscoe

Brenda Briscoe

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Brenda Drain Briscoe, 60, of Indianola, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. She died June 8, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.



Eddie Spiller

Eddie Spiller

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Eddie B. Spiller, 72, of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Indianola. He died May 22, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.



Herman Sanders Sr.

Herman Sanders Sr.

SHAW — Graveside services for Herman “Paw-Paw” Sanders Sr., 86, of Shaw, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Northwest Memorial Gardens, Shaw, under the direction of T.L. Redmon Funeral Home, Cleveland. He died May 29, 2020, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.


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Washington County, statewide results are in, absentee ballots still being tallied

By STAFF REPORT,

Incumbents held on to each of their seats except in the District 4 supervisor vote won by Mala Brooks by a mere 13 votes over incumbent Jesse Amos. The more than 700 absentee ballots have yet to be counted in any races as of press time.

Of the 32,026 registered voters in Washington County, 11001 cast ballots in the Tuesday election.


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Weddings & Engagements

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cowart, of Tylertown, and Mr. Billy Clifton, of Richton, announce the marriage of... READ MORE