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Karmeshia Thomas, Truckers
Karmeshia Thomas was found dead at the Mardi Gras Truck Stop in New Orleans on Sept. 12, 2018 and the case still remains unsolved nearly one year later.
Jones denies allegations of fraud.
City leaders have repeatedly caught grief from their push to condemn and demolish abandoned houses and clean up derelict property.
Clarksdale has $5 million following the approval of a bond issue by voters and they are trying to leverage that to pay for projects that could total over $25 million.
Entergy customers continue to receive threats from scammers and urges customers to recognize and report any deceitful behavior.
Karmeshia Thomas, Truckers

Rufus Thompson

Rufus Thompson, 56, died June 15, 2019 at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. He was born Sept. 11, 1962 in Marks.

Funeral services were noon Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Valley Queen M.B. Church in Marks. Burial was at Booker Cemetery in Marks.

Century Funeral Home directed funeral services.

Curtis Lee Phillips

Curtis Lee Phillips, 61, of Clarksdale died Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was born March 4, 1958 in Drew.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Century Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Micheal Matthews will officiate. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Clarksdale.

Jim Kemp Champion

Jim Kemp Champion, age 58, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019. The family received friends at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 until service time beginning 1 p.m. in the chapel of Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks followed by a graveside service and Interment at Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford.

Martha Lou Fox Farris

Martha Lou Fox Farris, 88, a homemaker from Clarksdale, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.

Betty Jewel Jones

Betty Jewel Jones, 83, a retired Office Manager at CableCom, died June 11, 2019 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday June 14, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Friday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.

Frances Louise 'Weesie' Carson

Frances Louise "Weesie" Carson, 84, an Avon representative from Sumner, died June 10, 2019 at Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation.  Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019 at Sumner Baptist Church in Sumner with burial in the Missions Cemetery in Winona. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.

Joseph Cox

Joseph Cox, 63, a farmer from Clarksdale, died June 10, 2019 at his home. Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Mt. Pisgah M. B. Church with burial in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.



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