Martha Jane Cole Campbell, 72, retired Office Manager at the Co-Op in Sumner, died January 7, 2020 at Panola Medical Center. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Tutwiler. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Tutwiler with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner.
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After close to two-and-a-half years as Pafford Coahoma County Emergency Medical Services operations manager and chief paramedic, Randy Murry was nominated as the company's Mississippi Star of Life Award Recipient.
I love watching government at work because it gives all of us a true glimpse of what a community will let lead them.
I firmly believe one of the problems of our form of government is we vote for people who look, act, conduct business and have the morals of us.
The Coahoma County Board of Supervisors elected new leadership this week in a confusing and clumsy way.
The first board meeting of the New Year traditionally has the county board select a president and vice president and then rehire department heads and continue contracts with vendors and contractors for the new year.
Geoff Abraham, 71, formerly of Clarksdale, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Cumming, Ga., where he had been a patient since Dec. 26, 2019. Funeral services will be held in Atlanta, Ga. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.
Betty Jean Dotson, 66, of Clarksdale died at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis Jan. 1, 2020.
Funeral service is at noon Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Lacy Harrell will officiate. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.
Walter Earl McNeal Gates, 25, of Clarksdale died Jan. 1, 2019 in Parchman. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Anthony Jones presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Ms. Lillian Odie Humphries, 101, a Friars Point native, spent her adult life as an elementary school teacher and reading teacher. She was born Dec. 23, 1918 and died Dec. 30, 2019. Her dedication to the craft was shown in how much she cared for her students, how she inspired them to dream, and lives were changed as a result.
Bro. Ray Simpson, 87, a music minister at Riverside Baptist Church, died Jan. 4, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Baptist Church with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.