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Addie Bradley

Addie Bradley

GREENVILLE — Funeral arrangements for Addie Bradley, 91, of Greenville, are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at Delta Regional Medical Center.

Lonnie Mae Ford

Lonnie Mae Ford

GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Lonnie Mae Ford, 83, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with the Rev. Ephen Melton officiating. She died Sunday, July 26, 2020, at North Sunflower Medical Center, Ruleville. 

Elizabeth Atkins

Elizabeth Atkins

CLINTON — Graveside services for Elizabeth Garner Atkins, 93, of Clinton, will be at noon Monday, Aug. 10, at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Midnight. She died Aug. 3, 2020. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at Byas Funeral Home, Belzoni.

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.


Boykin resigns from Ward 3


Greenville City Council Member Bill Boykin, who suffered a stroke in March, has presented the Greenville City Council with a letter announcing his intention to resign his position.

Ward 3 has not had representation on the council as Boykin has been unable to attend meetings since the stroke.


Temple Baptist Church members issued $500 tickets for parking lot service


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


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.


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.


City residents to pay for trash pickup starting in October


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


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.


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.