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Fannie Waller

Fannie Waller

ROLLING FORK — Funeral arrangements for Fannie M. Waller, 70, of Rolling Fork, are pending with Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. She died Monday, June 22, 2020, at Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital, Rolling Fork.



Patricia Thomas

Patricia Thomas

CARY — Graveside services for Patricia R. Thomas, 66, of Cary, will be at noon Saturday, June 27, at Cary Community Cemetery, Cary, with Apostle Linda Sweezer officiating. She died Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Coldwater. Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork.


Aretha Neal

Aretha Neal

RENOVA — Graveside services for Aretha Neal, 75, of Renova, were held Friday, June 26, at Merigold Cemetery, Merigold, with the Rev. Dexter Brown officiating. She died Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Methodist Healthcare, Memphis, Tennessee. Services were under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.



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Evelyn Bell

Evelyn Bell

ROLLING FORK — Evelyn Yvonne Lester Bell, 63, of Rolling Fork, passed away  Friday, June 5, 2020, at her home in Rolling Fork. Boone Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Jan. 22, 1957, in Arcola.


Aaron Swan Sr.

Aaron Swan Sr.

INDIANOLA — Graveside services for Aaron Swan Sr., 66, of Indianola, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens, Moorhead, with the Rev. Billy Barber officiating. He died Friday, June 5, 2020. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Indianola.


Era Campbell

Era Campbell

ROANOKE, Va. — Graveside services for Era Pinion Campbell, 82, of Roanoke, Virginia, were at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at Lakeview Gardens.  She passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, Virginia. Arrangements were under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.


Yancy Pogue

Yancy Pogue

BAY ST. LOUIS — Yancy Leon Pogue, 67, of Bay St. Louis, died March 6, 2020, to join those he loves in an eternal embrace.


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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.


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.


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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PACC thanks DRMC staff for frontline service during pandemic

By DAVID W. HEALY DHEALY@DDTONLINE.COM,

Landon Hughes, a student at St. Joseph Catholic School, wanted to do something to show his appreciation to those on the front lines in the community who are fighting COVID-19.

“I was tired of just sitting at home and thinking about how much appreciation I had for them. I wanted to actually do something about,” Hughes said.


Iva Wilson

Iva Wilson

GREENVILLE — Services for Iva Carlene Wilson, 80, of Greenville,  will start with visiting hours from noon to 1 p.m., with services immediately following at 1 p.m. Jan. 2 at Temple Baptist Church.


GPSD’s Destination 8/5 plans underway for new school year

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

The Greenville Public School District is deep into the development of a plan for reopening classroom instruction to students for the upcoming academic year.

The district’s plan, titled “Destination 8/5” as Aug. 5 is its target start date, requires significant feedback from various stakeholders, especially parents.


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