Today's Top Stories

  Thanksgiving meals have been available for those in need at the Clarksdale Care Station for close to 20 years, but things have changed with the communitywide effort through the years.
  Softball, academics and life in general, Ashlynn Smith seeks to excel in all she does.
  Mississippi recorded one of its worst Thanksgiving holiday highway safety enforcement periods this year, with 10 fatalies reported on state highways and roads.
  Josh Troy The Press Register
  Clarksdale Police Chief Sandra Williams is making an effort to combat drugs in the city and took steps by setting $500,000 bonds after two alleged shootings.

Modena Taylor Buchanan

Modena Taylor Buchanan, 91, of Marks died Nov. 9, 2019 in Sanford, Fla. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is noon Nov. 23, 2019 at Valley Queen M.B. Church in Marks with the Rev. Bernard Handy presiding. Burial follows at Belleview Family Cemetery in Hinchcliffe.


Sammy Brown

Sammy Brown, 61, of Coahoma died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.

A family visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 and a public viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.



James Hugh Sudduth

James Hugh Sudduth, 88, a retired Electrician, died Nov. 15, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.


Ann Tomlinson Barnett

GERMANTOWN, TENN.—Ann Tomlinson Barnett, 93, of Germantown, Tenn., passed away Oct. 29, 2019 at Regional One Health Medical Center. Born in Helena, Ark. on Jan. 22, 1926 to Mr. & Mrs. E.P. Tomlinson, she grew up in Clarksdale.



Elnora Palmtag

Elnora was born Aug. 9 1949, the daughter of Pearlie May Yarbrough & the late Tom Daniel Fondren, on a plantation in Glendora.  On Nov. 6, 2019, Elnora died at the age of 70.


Willie George Haynes

Willie George Haynes, 71, son of the late Freddie and Amanda Haynes of Cagle Crossing Road, Tutwiler, passed at 12:16 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 2019 at Baptist DeSoto hospital in Southaven. Per his request, his remains were donated to Medical Research.



Lucy Terry Erby

Lucy Terry Erby, 101, of Clarksdale died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.


Gloria Tarzi Ryals

Gloria Tarzi Ryals, 90, of Clarksdale retired retail sales at Sherman’s Fashions, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at Methodist University in Memphis. Visitation was 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 201  at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with a Rosary at 10:30 a.m. Funeral mass was at 11 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2019 at St.





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