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First Nursing Home Case Reported In County

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

Coahoma County posted its first reported case of coronavirus in a nursing home Monday, while the state saw the traditional drop in cases reported over the weekend.

Mississippi reported only one death from the disease on Monday.

Coahoma County went 118 days into the pandemic without a case of the virus reported in a Long Term Care (LTC) facility. The state’s case count for LTC’s also includes staff who test positive with the disease and not just residents of those facilities.

There have been no deaths reported in LTC’s in Coahoma County.


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Richard Ira Gates

Richard Ira Gates, 60, Clarksdale died March 17, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. March 28, 2020 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest

Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.






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Paul Eugene Upton

Paul Eugene Upton, 89, of Memphis died on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Robbie Jean Upton, his son, Mark Alan Upton, his daughter, Sandra Carol Brooks, and his parents, Bessie Jane and Relder Dewitt Upton.


The Delta’s shining star

Elections are over, football is here and the cotton bolls will soon burst as Clarksdale and Coahoma County enjoy yet another harvest season.

And while your Clarksdale Press Register has yet to determine the quality of the cotton crop in this community, we are pleased with a number of projects that have come to fruition.


Thomas Winfred Moreland

Thomas Winfred Moreland, 81, a retired Shop Foreman for Temperature Control, died June 25, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Visitation is 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services are 4 p.m. Monday at Memorial Gardens in Lyon.


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