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Tommy Garmon

Tommy Garmon, 84, and a Clarksdale native, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. He was born Jan. 29, 1935. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakridge Cemetery.


Elnora Palmtag

Elnora was born Aug. 9 1949, the daughter of Pearlie May Yarbrough & the late Tom Daniel Fondren, on a plantation in Glendora.  On Nov. 6, 2019, Elnora died at the age of 70.

Christine (Tina) Dampier McGee

Christine (Tina) Dampier McGee, 66, of Cordova, Tenn. died Nov. 16, 2019 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Nov. 23,2019 at New Beginning M.B. Church in Clarksdale. The pastor will be announced later.

Richard Hall, Jr.

Minister Richard Hall, Jr. formerly of Clarksdale expired Nov. 5, 2019 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

A candlelight visual will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 at Coahoma Community College in the Magnolia Room.

Sammy Brown

Sammy Brown, 61, of Coahoma died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.

A family visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 and a public viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.


Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain


It appears the Sunflower River peaked at nearly 22 and a half feet in downtown Clarksdale at about 9 p.m. Sunday before starting a slow withdrawal.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the river was at 22.35 feet and starting a slow, steady descent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gage located at downtown Clarksdale.

Ashcraft-Habetz wedding

Samantha Nicole Ashcraft and Kenneth Michael Habetz, Jr. were united in marriage Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at four o’clock in the afternoon at the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church at Harbour Island, Bahamas.


Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance was an extraordinary event


To the Editor:

Your article in the April 11, 2018, edition of The Clarksdale Press Register concerning the April 4, 2018, event at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. failed to cover adequately the evening’s activities.



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