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The Coahoma County High School boys and girls both won district championships at North Side High School and the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs this week.
Coahoma Early College High School lost just one regular season game, but the playoffs is when it really counts.
The Lee Academy boys basketball team is in the Class 3A MAIS state tournament at Canton Academy beginning with a game at 5:15 p.m. today against Columbia Academy.
Registration for 2020 Youth Incorporated baseball  and softball will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 21  at Bear’s Fitness Center at 1015 Lee Dr. #1.
The Coahoma County Tourism Commission’s $15,000 allocation for the Juke Joint Festival topped the grant approvals for three local festivals coming up in Clarksdale in 2020.

Gary A. Boykin Jr.

Gary A. Boykin Jr., 52, of Hernando, with Mayer Marketing and formerly with the Clarksdale Press Register, died Jan. 3, 2020 at Baptist Desoto in Southaven. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m.




Tyronnica Hawkins

 

Tyronnica Hawkins, 38 died Dec. 22, 2019 on the Coahoma County Highway.

She was born Aug. 17, 1981.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Jan. 4, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Luster Tyler officiating. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden.


Freddie Lee Furdge

 

Freddie Lee Furdge, 79, born May 11, 1940, died in Dundee Dec. 17, 2019.

Funeral services were noon Saturday, Dec. 21 at Thompson Chapel. Burial was at Thompson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.

Century Funeral Home handled arrangements



Eddie B Payno

Eddie B Payno, 56, died Dec. 28, 2019 in Helena-West Helena, Ark.

He was born Oct. 26, 1963.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Dec. 28, 2019 at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Friars Point with the Rev. Artis officiating.

Burial is at Friars Point Cemetery.


Lillian Odie Humphries

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.



Jewel Moore Williams

Jewel Moore Williams, 91, a homemaker, passed away Dec. 27, 2019 at her home. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Visitation will also be 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, with the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.




Stanley D. Jones

Stanley D. Jones, 57, of Clarksdale died Dec. 24, 2019 at his residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 3, 2020 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral Service is 1 p.m. Jan. 4, 2020 at the Central Building with the Rev. Bennie Brown presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.


Pamela Bolen Ledbetter

Pamela Bolen Ledbetter, 71, a homemaker from Clarksdale, died Dec. 20, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Visitation is Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale.


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The Coahoma County High School boys and girls both won district championships at North Side High... READ MORE

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Carey Robinson, 69, of Friars Point died Feb. 19, 2020 at St. Francis in Memphis. Public viewing... READ MORE

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Carey Robinson, 69, of Friars Point died Feb. 19, 2020 at St. Francis in Memphis. Public viewing... READ MORE