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Residents warned of Red Cross scam

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The American Red Cross is now in Bolivar County bringing relief to flood victims, however there are many people taking advantage of their presence.

According to the Red Cross, it's been brought to their attention that people are posing as disaster case workers and soliciting funds from unknowing flood victims.

Melanie Riney, Disaster Case Work volunteer, said, "We have gotten reports that there are people impersonating Red Cross volunteers. With every natural disaster it brings out the good and the bad in everyone."

Lovie Viola Cross

Lovie Viola Cross, 90, formerly of Drew died Sunday, January 17 in Clarksdale. Visitation and funeral services will be held Saturday, January 23 from 10 a.m. until noon at Holly Grove M.B. Church, Drew with Apostle C.L. Cross officiating.

Dorothy Luella Mills Myers

Graveside service for Dorothy Luella Mills Myers will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville. Mrs. Myers, 94, died on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Clarksdale Nursing Center in Clarksdale.

Carolyn W. Hastings

Carolyn Archie Warner Hastings, 94, passed away January 13, 2016, at the North Mississippi Medical Center, Hospice in Tupelo. She was born June 8, 1921, in Hopkinsville, KY, to Archie and Clyde Warner. 

She was raised and educated in Louisville, KY, and in May of 1943 she graduated from the University of Louisville. She was employed as librarian at the University of Louisville from 1943 to 1945 until she married the Rev. Tom Hastings. 

They were married at Calvary Episcopal Church in Louisville in 1945 and remained married for 66 years until his death in 2011. She loved and supported her husband as he served as a dedicated Episcopal priest over the course of fifty years.

Charles Edward Upchurch

Mr. Charles Edward Upchurch, 77, passed away January 12, 2016, at Methodist Hospital in Olive Branch. Funeral services for Mr. Upchurch were held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2016, in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home in Batesville.


Teran Hayes

Teran Hayes, 45, died Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Bolivar Medical Center.

Walter Joel Saxon


Mr. Walter Joel Saxon, 71, of Brandon, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2015, in Madison County. Visitation was 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at Ray Funeral Home.

Betty Hall Neel


Mrs. Betty Hall Neel, 78, died on Saturday December 5, 2015, at Allegiance Specialty Hospital in Greenville. A Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

Jessie Matthews


Jessie Matthews, 93, died on December 24, 2015, in Cleveland. 

Visitation was 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson.

Donald Scott Brown

Mr. Donald Scott Brown, 49, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at Bolivar Medical Center. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 1, 2016, at Ray Funeral Home.