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GPRD holds skills training for diamond players

The Greenville Parks and Recreation Department (GPRD) is holding developmental skills training for baseball and softball players ages 7-12 at the Greenville Sports Plex across from Regional Medical Center. Jerome Harris III, GPRD director, said he is actively trying to develop the skills of local youth. He noted that the Coronavirus had set development back…

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PHENNIE MASON

Aug. 4, 1953 – July 16, 2022 Mrs. Phennie Mason Funeral Service was held Saturday, July 23, 2022, from Clover Hill Missionary Baptist Church at 12 p.m. Burial followed in Clover Hill Churchyard Cemetery, Greenville. Bishop Randy Rudolph officiated and Hudson Funeral Service directed. Mrs. Phennie Mason was born August 4, 1953 to the late…

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WILLIAM ELMORE LOWERY

Aug. 1, 1940 – July 12, 2022 William “Billy” Elmore Lowery, age 81, resident of Fort Deposit, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at Flatwoods Church of Christ, Fort Deposit. Mr. Lowery is survived by his wife of 22 years,…

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WILLIAM ROY HENRY, JR.

April 30, 1938 – June 22, 2022 William “Bill” Roy Henry Jr., age 84 a resident of McKenzie, passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Bill was born April 30, 1938 in Charleston, S.C. His wife Betty and son, Mike, were by his side when he left here for his eternal home.…

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GENE LEE SCHOFIELD, SR.

Nov. 13, 1968 – July 5, 2022 Mr. Gene Lee Schofield, Sr., age 53, of Fort Deposit, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, July 9, beginning at 10 a.m. in the chapel at Dunklin Funeral Home with Brother Bruce Coker officiating. Burial followed at New Hope Cemetery in…

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WILLIE PATTERSON

Rev. Willie Patterson, a native of Rutledge, was born September 22, 1922 to the late Clarence and Lou (Whittle) Patterson. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Athel Lee Smith; and brothers, Ewing and Henry L Patterson. He and his siblings were raised by their maternal grandmother, Ida Whittier, famously known, Ms.…

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PEGGY JOYCE PHELPS

May 9, 1935 – July 3, 2022 Peggy Joyce Phelps, age 87, of Greenville, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Graveside services were held at Damascus Baptist Church in Greenville, on Thursday, July 7, beginning at 11 a.m. with Brother Jerry Hogwood officiating and Dunklin Funeral Home directing. Visitation was held in the chapel…

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WILLIAM ROY HENRY, JR.

April 30, 1938 – June 22, 2022 William “Bill” Roy Henry Jr., age 84, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Bill was born April 30, 1938 in Charleston, South Carolina. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at his residence, 210 Gorum Road, McKenzie, with Rev. Susan Broadhead…

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DORA DEAN JONES

June 6, 1928 – June 23, 2022 Mrs. Dora Dean Jones, 94, a resident of Georgiana, died on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Georgiana Health and Rehab. A private family service will take place at a later date. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, Ewing and Fannie Lou Jones and brothers, Spright,…

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MARY SIMMONS

Mary Simmons Funeral Service was held Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Perfecting Holiness Church, Greenville, at 1 p.m. Burial Followed in Magnolia Cemetery, Greenville. Rev. Bishop Wiley Thornton officiated and Hudson Funeral Service directed. Mary leaves to cherish her memories, her son, Anthony aka Lootie (Valentina) Simmons; one sister, Mable Crenshaw  of Montgomery, two brothers,…

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