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  Coahoma Community College is committed to creating and sustaining a supportive, challenging, diverse, innovative, and learning-centered academic culture.
  Coronavirus has stopped a lot, but not Operation Christmas Child.
  Let’s hope the last day of July 2020 will be remembered as the day Coahoma County reported the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19.
This is the start of the Back to School shopping season and Tax-Free Weekend is Friday and Saturday.

Jeffery Gooch

Jeffery Gooch, 53, born in May 1967, died in Batesville.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 with the Rev. Powell officiating. Graveside is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Clastine Pittman

Clastine Pittman, 67, born in December 1952, died in Clarksdale.

Funeral services are noon Friday, July 31 with Pastor Miller officiating. Graveside is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.

Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at Century Funeral Home. Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Willie Mae Edwards

Willie Mae Edwards, 62, of Clarksdale died Friday, July 25, 2020 at home.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.

A graveside service will be held at 1;30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 at McLaurin Memorial Garden in Clarksdale.

Ruben Burch Jr.

Ruben Burch Jr., 73, of Lyon died July 16, 2020 at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.

Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. July 31, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Aug. 1 at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Blackhawk.  Burial follows at Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery.

Jimmie Monroe Pierce

Jimmie Monroe Pierce, 102, a retired farmer from Alligator, died Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Methodist Central Memphis, Tenn. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Clarksdale. Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.

Mary Denise Ham

Mary Denise Ham, 35, of Clarksdale died July 22, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Community Cemetery in Sumner with the Rev. Orlando Pimpton officiating. Burial is at Community Cemetery in Sumner. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020.