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Golf course closing due to budget cuts

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Faced with nearly $2 million in state budget cuts in the past 13 months, Delta State University will close the university golf course as a way to offset cuts and protect the university's core operations.

President William N. LaForge said this is a difficult but necessary decision in order to protect university programs and personnel.

Clevelanders brainstorm on digital future of city

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Dr. Roberto Gallardo of the Mississippi State University Extension Intelligent Community Institute spoke to the Team Cleveland board Wednesday about the future of the digital age and implementing programs that will get Cleveland ahead.

"One of the main issues of the digital age is the digital divide, and that is not having access to the technology or not being able to afford it," Gallardo said.

Nakota L. Cartwright, 41

Nakota L. Cartwright, 41, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017, in Rosedale.

Celebration of Life Services will be at 2 p.m. February 25, 2017, at Changing Your World Ministries in Rosedale with Pastor Calvin Harris of Chicago, IL, officiating. Interment will be in Delta Memorial Gardens in Greenville under the direction of Brinson Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Nakota was born April 29, 1975, to Jack and Stella Cartwright of Rosedale. She graduated from Rosedale in the class of 1993. She loved spending time with her kids and family and traveling.

She is preceded in death by her sister Barbara Ann Lollis.

She is survived by her parents Jack and Stella Cartwright of Rosedale; her dearly loved children Takyra Cooper, Nicholas Cooper and Miyahna Breaux, all of Southaven; brothers Keswic Cartwright and Jack Cartwright II, both of Rosedale, and Byron Cartwright of Abbev

ille, LA; sisters Panolia Cartwright and Nakenya Cartwright, both of Rosedale, and Brandy Evans of Odessa, TX; Maurice (O.C.) Cartwright of Southaven, who she cared for like a son; Micah Johnson of Rosedale; a host of nieces and nephews that all had their special place with her; and a grandson on the way.

Harry Anderson Jr., 65, of Ruleville

Harry Anderson Jr., 65, of Ruleville died February 16, 2017, at his home.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017, at New Hope Church in Ruleville with Rev. John Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Galilee Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Byas Funeral Home in Ruleville and beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday prior to the service.

Survivors include wife Lillie Anderson of Ruleville; son Harry Walls of Ruleville; daughters Thawanna D. Anderson of Toledo, OH, and Jasmine Watson of Ruleville; sister Lucille Brown of North Caroline; and 7 grandchildren.

Online guestbook is www.byasfuneralhomes.com.

Sydrick Levell Brown, 40, of Rosedale

Sydrick Levell Brown, 40, of Rosedale died February 17, 2017.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Riverside United M.B. Church in Rosedale with Rev. Spencer Gunn of Tupelo officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery in Rosedale under the direction of Brinson Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. February 24, 2017, at Bethel AME Church in Rosedale followed by family hour from5-6 p.m.

Survivors include father Charles Brown; sons Syderick Brown II, LaJarvis Franklin and Terron Brown; brothers Steve Johnson, Falectric Toliver and Nekita Johnson; sister Joyce Johnson; one granddaughter; mother Minnie Rose Cooper; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Leola Nichols Wilson, 80

 

Leola Nichols Wilson, 80, died February 13, 2017, at her home.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Greater New Kingdom M.B. Church with Pastor Rudy Seals officiating.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, followed by family hour from 5-6 p.m. at Brinson Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Survivors include daughters Diane Dean of Cleveland, Bobbie Russin of Buena Park, CA, and Millie Rodriguez of Memphis; sons Willie Nichols of San Diego, CA, and Charles Nichols of St. Louis; sister Bertha Reed of St. Louis; brothers Willie Nichols of Chicago and Charles Nichols of Cleveland; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; caregiver Tamica Kirkham; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

 

Earlean Tillman, 60, of Cleveland

Earlean Tillman, 60, of Cleveland died February 15, 2017, at Cleveland Nursing and Reha.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Mt. Tabor in Shaw followed by burial in Northwest Shaw Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Survivors include son Perrier Tillman; daughters Ruby R. Glenn, Robin Glenn-Green and Reshaunda Tillman; brothers James Glenn and Donnell Hunter; sisters Ruby J. Glenn and Joyce Williams; and 11 grandchildren.

Shellie Handy, 71, of Shelby

Shellie Handy, 71, of Shelby died February 17, 2017, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2017, at Morning Star Church in Shelby with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Survivors include son Derick Rich of Fort Worth, TX; brothers Albert Rich of Symond and Oscar Rich of Milwaukee; sisters Pearlie Watson of Cleveland, Ela Mae Mosley and Addie Rich, both of St. Louis, Jannie Hampton of Southaven and Catherine Rich of Houston; three grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Alvin Hill, 80, of Cleveland

Alvin Hill, 80, of Cleveland died February 19, 2017, at his home.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Old St. Phillips Church in Cleveland with Rev. Leroy Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Renova.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland followed by family hour from 5-6 p.m. and an hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Survivors include wife Erdis Hill of Renova; sons Alvin Hill of Chicago and Larry Sutton of Cleveland; daughters Janese Moore of Chicago and Patricia Scott of Cleveland; brothers Bennie Hill of Clarkville, TN, and Lee Hill of Cleveland; sisters Mary Lacy and Virginia Lloyd of Chicago; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Mosalyn B. Harris, 38, of Memphis, formerly of Shelby

Mosalyn B. Harris, 38, of Memphis, formerly of Shelby, died February 10, 2017, at her home.

Funeral service was at noon February 22, 2017, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland with Rev. Anthony Pitts officiating. Burial was in Harris Family Memorial Gardens in Shelby.

Visitation was an hour prior to the service.

Survivors include, mother Minnie P. Jones of Memphis; father Moses Lewis of Shelby; sons Kevic C. Davis II of Memphis and Kenneth D. Thorton of Canton; daughters Kimberly C. Harris, Kiera D. Harris, Kenndy D. Thorton, Nya Joy Terrel and Justice Marie Harris, all of Memphis; brothers Daryl Stepter of Winstonville, David Lewis of Canton, Sean Lewis of Florida and Seychan Lewis of Vicksburg; sisters Regen C. Blake of Memphis, Akemi Stout Strong and Memory Lewis of Jackson, Melanie Scott of Memphis and Carmen Campbell of Enid, OK; a grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and grandparents.

She is preceded in death by a brother Issac Lewis.