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Leroy Hubert Owens

Leroy Hubert Owens, 96, of Union City, Tenn., formerly of Clarksdale passed away at the Obion County Nursing home, on June 16, 2020.

Graveside services will be held in Clarksdale at Oakridge Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020 with Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating.



Allen Lee Shaffer

Allen Lee Shaffer, II, 40, an Audio Technician, died Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale.


Willie 'Bernice' Gavin

Willie "Bernice" Gavin, 60, of Clarksdale, died June 11, 2020 at Merit Health of Clarksdale.

Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery with the Rev. Willie Dawson officiating. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020 at Woolf Funeral Home.



Willye B. Shanks

Willye B. Shanks, 98, of Clarksdale, born Nov. 3, 1922, died.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. June 17 with the Rev. Thompson officiating. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Alice B. King

Alice B. King, 76, of Clarksdale, born April 30, 1944, died.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. June 13 at Century Funeral Home wih the Rev. LC Tyler officiating. Burial was at Heavenly Rest Memorial Garden. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. June 12 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.


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