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Four inductees are in the Class of 2020 Coahoma Community College Sports Hall of Fame. They are Timothy Pollard, Jocelyn Frost, Willie Mae Lindsey and John Mayo.
“It’s too early to tell whether it’s a good idea or not.”
There are jobs out there if you want one.
  Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, the head-turning 20-year-old blues guitarist and vocalist from Clarksdale, will perform live at Proud Larry’s in Oxford this evening.

Morris Sample

Mr. Morris Sample, 69, of Lula died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at home.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.

Molly Jane Tolar Franks

Molly Jane Tolar Franks, 67, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 in Clarksdale. Born on Aug. 3, 1952 in Clarksdale, she was the daughter of the late Sam V. Tolar, Sr. and Bernice Rowland Tolar.

Mrs. Franks graduated from Clarksdale High School and Delta State College. She served in the Army for six years, achieving the rank of Captain.

Blaine Cauthen

Blaine Cauthen, 49, an owner operator of Mac Geo Oil and Gas Research from Waynesboro, died Nov.1, 2019 at Flowood. Visitation is 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov.5, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are noon Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Lee Flora Alexander-Turner

Lee Flora Alexander-Turner, 76, of Clarksdale died Oct. 28, 2019 at Baptist Desoto Hospital.   Graveside service will be Saturday, Nov. 09, at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Bro. Oscar Dorsey, minister will officiate. Visitation is 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home.

Max Leon Furrey, Jr.

Max Leon Furrey, Jr., 65, a retired electrical technical maintenance worker from Lyon, died Nov. 1, 2019 at his home. Visitation is 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.

Louise Robinzine Williams

Louise Robinzine Williams, 60, of Marks died 11/03/2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral service is at noon Nov. 9, 2019 at Greater Mt. Zion in Marks. The pastor will be announced. Burial follows at Robinzine Church Cemetery in Hinchcliffe.

Hood / Wilson

Sara Catherine Hood and Matthew Lafayette Wilson exchanged their personal handwritten wedding vows at an intimate candlelight ceremony on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 6 p.m., at Belen Baptist Church, in Belen, Mississippi.

Collecting fines

The City of Clarksdale voted recently to enter the state’s new program aimed a garnishing the state income tax refunds of those who have unpaid fines from a conviction in city court.

We think that was a fine idea -- no pun intended.



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