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Mary Ellen Stafford Holloway, 84

Mary Ellen Stafford Holloway, 84, died Saturday, April 21, 2018, at her home in Merigold. She was born in Greenwood later moving with her family to Cleveland. She was a graduate of Cleveland High School where she was a majorette in the band. She earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and then…

Joyce Anderson, 55, of Shaw

Joyce Anderson, 55, of Shaw died Monday, April 16, 2018, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. at United Baptist Church in Cleveland with Rev. Larry King officiating. Burial will follow in Northwest Shaw Memorial Gardens under the direction of…

Charles Ray Stone

It is with great sadness that the family of Charles Ray Stone, known as "Sonny" to family and friends, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the age of 70 in the Jaquith Nursing Home, after a long illness.Visitation will be held Monday, April 23, 2018, from 1-2 p.m.…

Glenn Wiggins Holloway Sr.

Glenn Wiggins Holloway Sr. died April 17, 2018 at his home in Merigold.He was born in Indianola on March 10, 1928, the son of Balfour and Annie Ruth Holloway. He was employed by Lewis Grocer Company and Indianola Motor Company. He traveled for Stratton-Warren Hardware, Festus Brothers Hardware, and Southern…

Melanie Rose DeLoach Wilson

Services for Melanie Rose DeLoach Wilson were held Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Greenwood.Mrs. Wilson, 55, died on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. She was born on March 28, 1963, in Winona and resided in Benoit, then Greenwood for the…

Melanie Rose DeLoach Wilson

Services for Melanie Rose DeLoach Wilson will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Greenwood, MS. Mrs. Wilson, age 55, died on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. She was born on March 28, 1963 in Winona, MS, and resided in Benoit,…

Lena Delores Willett, 88, of Cleveland

Lena Delores Willett, 88, of Cleveland passed away on April 12, 2018, at Nichols Rehab Center in Madison. Visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Ray Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Ray…

Erbie L. Waldington Jr., 81, of Shaw

Erbie L. Waldington Jr., 81, of Shaw died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at his residence.Visitation will be held 2-6 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland.Funeral service will be Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Parker Chapel AME Church in Shaw with Rev. Perry…

Harry G. “Big Mac” Rankin, 72, of Boyle

Harry G. “Big Mac” Rankin, 72, of Boyle died Friday, April 6, 2018, at his home.Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Mt. Pleasant Church in Indianola with Rev. Quincy…

Circuit clerk certifies names on JFK United petition

 In March JFK United served the North Bolivar Consolidated School District Board of Trustees with papers to cease efforts to merge the district’s two high schools.At the time the district was handed a petition asking for an election as to whether the board should spend and incur the debt of…