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North Bolivar opens with one high school Thursday

After eight months of legal battles, the Supreme Court of Mississippi has ended the fight concerning the merger of John F. Kennedy Memorial High School and Broad Street High School by the North Bolivar Consolidated School District.
Filed Tuesday, the order reads, “After due consideration, the Court finds that the motion should be granted and that the stay and the permanent injunction entered by the trial judge should be vacated. The panel further finds that the appeal in this matter should be dismissed.”

Girl Scouts plan special Saturday

Girls are taking center stage Saturday in the 59 counties of the Girl Scouts Heart of the South Council.
Jenny Jones, chief community engagement officer, said this is the third Girl Scout Saturday and a variety of events have been planned throughout the council area to provide adults and girls with information on volunteering and scouting.

Archie B. Conway, 70, of Ruleville

Archie B. Conway, 70, of Ruleville died Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018, at New Zion Community Baptist Church in Ruleville with Rev. Roosevelt Blair officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Galilee Cemetery in Ruleville.
Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018, at the T.L. Redmon Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Survivors include wife Juanita Conway of Ruleville; sons Archie Conway Jr. of Memphis, TN, Tracy Conway of Ruleville and LiMicheal Beck of St. Louis MO; daughters Pamela Conway of Indianapolic, IN, and Lisa Fields of Memphis, TN; 14 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
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Jeffery L. Braxton, 64

Jeffery L. Braxton, 64 of Cleveland died August 9, 2018, at his home.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2018, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland with Pastor Keyes officiating.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday prior to the service.
Survivors include wife Emma Howard of Cleveland; sons Jeffery Braxton of Dallas, TX, Demetrius Braxton of Indianapolis, IN, Eric Howard and Charles Howard, both of Joilet, IL; daughters Linda Nash of Milwaukee, WI, Renita Smith of Chicago, and Latasha Howard of Joilet, IL; sisters Kim Smith and Robin Braxton, both of Joilet, IL, and Chrystel Anderson of Chicago; 23 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
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Carrie Williams, 86, of Rosedale

Carrie Williams, 86, of Rosedale died Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Shelby Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral service will be a 11 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Riverside United Baptist Church in Rosedale with Rev. Larry King officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery in Rosedale under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home in Greenville.
Visitation will be from 2-5 pm. Friday, August 17, 2018, at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Rosedale.

William Biddle, 69

William Biddle, 69, died August 9, 2018, at Cleveland Nursing and Rehab.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Merry Grove M.B. Church, near Minter City. Interment will be in Drew Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018, at Brinson Funeral Home in Cleveland and one hour prior to the service Saturday.
Survivors include children Wanda Cartwright, Devita McKenzie and Kendrick McKenzie; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers Benell Biddle of Chicago, IL, and Leon Biddle of Decatur, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Doris Etoile Woods Mosley, 98

Doris Etoile Woods Mosley, 98, passed away on August 14, 2018, in Cleveland.
Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018, at Ray Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Life Service will follow beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018, at Ray Funeral Home with Rev. J. B. Hays officiating. Interment will be in New Cleveland Cemetery.
Etoile was born on August 27, 1919, to Charlie and Flora Woods in Maben. On November 17, 1947, she married William Henry Mosley in Cleveland. Etoile enjoyed crocheting and quilting, especially with her sister Hazel. She would spend most her time working in her vegetable garden then putting them up or canning them for later. Etoile was a faithful Christian and a member of Providence Baptist Church. She loved to play Bingo and looked forward to it at the nursing home. Etoile loved her family and always kept them organized by remembering every important date like anniversaries and birthdays.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Mosley; son, James Donald Mosley; parents, Charlie and Flora Woods; and sisters, Hazel Lois Woods and Eddris Annell Walton.
Etoile is survived by her sons, Lanny Mosley (Nancy) of Cleveland, Harold Mosley (Marilyn) of Gretna, LA, and Gary Mosley of Senatobia; grandchildren, Kathy Mosley Diaz (Marc) of Collierville, TN, Michelle Mosley Delahoussaye (Robert) of Cleveland, Michael Mosley, Emmye Mosley Griffin (DeWayne) of Cleveland, Alison Mosley Bradshaw (Jeremy) of Collierville, TN, Jaimie Mosley of Rayville, LA, Julie Mosley Headrick (Doug) of New Orleans, LA, and Lori Mosley of Gretna, LA; and great-grandchildren, Evie Diaz, Michael and James Delahoussaye, Gypsy, Django, and Gemma Griffin, Eden and Eliza Bradshaw, and Finn Headrick.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Robinson, Stanley Cobb, Marc Diaz, DeWayne Griffin, Jeremy Bradshaw, and Doug Headrick.
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Kell Semmes Lyon Jr., 87, of Cleveland

Kell Semmes Lyon Jr., 87, of Cleveland passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Shelby Nursing and Rehab.
Kell was born in Cleveland on September 29, 1930, to Kell Semmes Lyon Sr. and Clara Lee Hill Lyon. On October 1, 1950, he married Evelyn Caroline Lyon in Biloxi, at Keesler Air Force Base. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, and continued his love of flight by working as an Ag Pilot for over 40 years. He owned and operated Lyon Aviation, instructed many upcoming pilots, and also served on the board at Cleveland Municipal Airport. Serving his community, he was a Boy Scout troop leader and worked for many years in the Forestry Service.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Kell Semmes Lyon Sr. and Clara Lee Hill Lyon; and sister, Nell Perrin.
Kell is survived by his wife, Evelyn “Bootsie” Lyon of Cleveland; children, Rex S. Lyon (Kelly) of Cleveland, Beverely Janoush of Cleveland, and Poppy L. Crain (John) of Little Rock, AR; grandchildren, Rex S. Lyon, Jr. (Alyssia), Bert R. Lyon, John W. Crain, Jr. (Lauren), Dax L. Walker, Callaway C. Crain (Sue Ellen), Chelsea N. Emerson (John), and Kell S. Crain; great-grandchildren, Jackson Lyon, Kaitlyn Lyon, Camden Crain, Witt Crain, Hallie Emerson, and Lillian Emerson; and siblings, Mildred “Bitsy” Langston of Florida and Rebecca Rodgers of Humble, TX.
The family requests instead of flowers, please make donations to Calvary Episcopal Church, 107 S. Victoria Ave, Cleveland, MS 38732, Grace Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 126 Rosedale, MS 38769, and or the local Boy Scouts of Cleveland, 325 Cotton Row, Cleveland, MS 38732.
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Drug bust in Renova


Terrance Brown

Members of the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant Friday at a residence on Old U.S. Hwy 61 in Renova.
During the search, authorities recovered approximately one-half pound of high-end marijuana and several hydrocodone pills.

Ansley Pate Scribner, 4

Ansley Pate Scribner, 4, passed away on August 9, 2018, at UMC in Jackson.
Visitation was noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Ray Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Life Service followed beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Ray Funeral Home with Dr. Joseph Anderson officiating. Interment was in New Cleveland Cemetery.
Ansley was born on November 20, 2013, to Aron Scribner and Jenna Weeks in Memphis, TN. She enjoyed dancing, singing with her sister, JorJor, and JoJo, playing with bubbles with her sister, and watching Youtube. Ansley had a strong and vibrant personality with a huge heart but would often tell people “I beata ya butt.” She also enjoyed showing off her muscles just like her Pawpaw Johnny. Ansley loved spending time with her parents; she would play with her mom’s hair, and her daddy’s hat and glasses.
She is survived by her parents, Jenna Weeks of Merigold and Aron Scribner of Charleston; sister, Katelynn Scribner of Charleston; maternal grandparents, Joanna and Steve Barnes of Merigold and Johnny and Dena Weeks of Boyle; paternal grandparents, Anthony and Kerry Scribner of Charleston and Makia and Terry Whitt of Ponotoc; maternal great-grandparents, Dr. Joe and Jan Anderson of Meridian, Judy Weeks of Cleveland, Joyce Barnes of Cleveland, and Danny and Deborah Barfield of Cleveland; paternal great-grandparents, Brenda and Tony Scribner of Cleveland and Avis and Hirim Whitt of Ponotoc; aunts and uncles, Jordan Weeks (Dakota Downs), Ashley Weeks, Brittney Barnes, Michael Turner (Laney), Astric Whitt, Matt Russell, Ray Scribner, and Taylor Wortham; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and extended family.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Perrett, Brian Kendall, Michael Turner, Dakota Downs, Mark Taylor, and Matt Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Perrett and Jared Taylor.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donation be made to Spina Bifida Association.
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