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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.

 


Nellie Ann Ellington

Nellie Ann Ellington, 65, a School Teacher, died Jan. 13, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland. Funeral mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland with burial in the Shelby Cemetery in Shelby.



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Eddie B Payno

Eddie B Payno, 56, died Dec. 28, 2019 in Helena-West Helena, Ark.

He was born Oct. 26, 1963.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Dec. 28, 2019 at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Friars Point with the Rev. Artis officiating.

Burial is at Friars Point Cemetery.


Jimmy Brown Jr.

Jimmy Brown Jr., of Southaven and from Clarksdale, died Dec. 17, 2019 at Desoto Health Care Center in Southaven.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Dec. 20, 2019 at Woolf Funeral Home of Clarksdale. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 20, 2019.


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.



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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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Geoff Abraham

Geoff Abraham, 71, formerly of Clarksdale, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Cumming, Ga., where he had been a patient since Dec. 26, 2019.  Funeral services will be held in Atlanta, Ga. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.





Tigers come up short against Rangers

By VASHON K. JONES / CCC SPORTS INFORMATION,

Coahoma Community College had a chance to stay unbeaten in the MACJC North against crosstown rival Northwest Mississippi. Both teams gave everything they had all the way to the end. Coahoma had a one-point lead with 15 seconds left in the game. Northwest’s Jitaurious Gordon was fouled and made two free throws including the game-winner.


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