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Waller won’t ‘go’ to DNC in August

By JOSH TROY THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

Jen Waller was all set to go represent Coahoma County and the Mississippi Delta as a delegate at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, and while she will still represent us, she won’t go.

The convention is Aug. 17 to 20 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisc., but it will be meeting virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is unlikely Waller, a Clarksdale native and currently the director of the Coahoma County Higher Education Center, will be able to attend the convention, but she will be able to cast her votes as a delegate and hopes to use her experience to make a difference.



Albert AC Sims

Albert AC Sims, 74, born November 12, died in Clarksdale.

Funeral services are noon Thursday, July 23, 2020 with the Rev. Gooden officiating. Graveside is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Linda Young

Linda Young, 49, of Clarksdale died Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 at home.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.


Charles Weaver

Charles Weaver, 68, born in October 1951, died in Southaven.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Graveside is McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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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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