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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.


Walter Earl McNeal Gates

Walter Earl McNeal Gates, 25, of Clarksdale died Jan. 1, 2019 in Parchman. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Anthony Jones presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.



Willie McDowell

Willie McDowell, 55, died Jan. 7, 2020. He was born July 19, 1964.

 

Funeral services are 1 .m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at City of Truth in Clarksdale. Bishop Clayton will be presiding. Visitation is 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery.

 


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Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

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.




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Bro. Ray Simpson

Bro. Ray Simpson, 87, a music minister at Riverside Baptist Church, died Jan. 4, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Baptist Church with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.




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.


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