GERMANTOWN, TENN.—Ann Tomlinson Barnett, 93, of Germantown, Tenn., passed away Oct. 29, 2019 at Regional One Health Medical Center. Born in Helena, Ark. on Jan. 22, 1926 to Mr. & Mrs. E.P. Tomlinson, she grew up in Clarksdale.
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A domestic disturbance turned violent with shots fired into a Clarksdale home last week.
The Clarksdale Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at a home in the 500 block of Catalpa Street at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Officers discovered the shooting was the result of a domestic disturbance.
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.
James Hugh Sudduth, 88, a retired Electrician, died Nov. 15, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.
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.
Molly Jane Tolar Franks, 67, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 in Clarksdale. Born on Aug. 3, 1952 in Clarksdale, she was the daughter of the late Sam V. Tolar, Sr. and Bernice Rowland Tolar.
Mrs. Franks graduated from Clarksdale High School and Delta State College. She served in the Army for six years, achieving the rank of Captain.
Martha Mae Wilder Jenkins, 78, of Clarksdale died Oct. 25, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Union Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Sammie Collins will officiate. Burial is at Carr’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Century Funeral Home.
Sammie Lee Baber, 58, of Jonestown died Oct. 22, 2019 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Bennie Brown presiding. Arrangements entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home at 315 Desoto Ave., Clarksdale, MS.
Bridget Renae’ Johnson, 41, of Clarksdale died Oct. 24, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are noon Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Glasper officiating. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Century Funeral Home.
The Pig is back.
In a town where residents say they’ve been hungry for another grocery store option, Piggly Wiggly announced Monday plans to build a new store along Desoto Avenue near the Highway 61 bypass.
A man charged in a Clarksdale murder in mid-November made his initial court appearance on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Nikolus TaShawn White, 19, had his request for bond denied by Clarksdale Municipal Court Judge Derek Hopson and White remains lodged in the Coahoma County Jail.
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.
Recount will not affect other races or Aug. 27 runoff election
Four Coahoma County Democratic candidates are asking for an examination of ballot boxes for a wide range of reasons, including alleged voter fraud and polling place errors following the Aug. 6 primary election.
An inch of rain that fell steadily on Thursday, Dec. 27 and the threat of even more rain on Wednesday, Jan. 2 and Thursday, Jan. 3 has Clarksdale and Coahoma County residents living in flood-prone areas keeping a wary eye on the Big and Little Sunflower rivers.
Melvin Croom, 56, of Jackson, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at University Medical Center in Jackson.
A public viewing will be held Friday, April 12, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home at 615 S. State St. in Clarkdale.
David L. “Bud” Hester, 79, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
He was born Sept. 27, 1939, in Roxie, son of the late Lee and Jewel Butler Hester.
Falice Briggs Worbington, 83, of Greenville and formerly of Clarksdale, died Saturday, May 11, 2019 at The Pinnacle of Greenville with her loving family by her side.
The Clarksdale-Coahoma County Airport Board will be looking for a new representative from the city after a board member submitted his resignation Monday.