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Coahoma County virus count at 26 as of Friday

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Coahoma County rose by four Friday and now stands at 26 after the county first reported two cases on March 18.

There still have not been any Coahoma County deaths attributed to COVID-19. With the community now 17-days into the pandemic, it is apparent some of those 26 have gotten well.




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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Noel Monaghan Russell

Noel Monaghan Russell, 63, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Stuart, Fla., from complications from a heart attack he suffered several days earlier.

Noel was born in Clarksdale on June 24, 1955, to Mr. and Mrs.  James A. Russell, Jr. and raised on his family’s farm near Jonestown. 



Coahoma Early College High football ends season with 47-12 loss at Independence

By JOSH TROY THE PRESS REGISTER,

Coahoma Early College High School was plagued with injuries throughout division play and was winless in Region 2-3A action going into the final regular-season game at Independence Thursday night, but still had an opportunity to make the playoffs with a 7-point win and some help.


Alexander Mayes

Alexander Mayes, 45, of Clarksdale, died Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Clarksdale.

A visitation service will be held Friday, March 22, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale.


Henry L. Phillips

Henry L. Phillips, 70, of Memphis, Tenn., died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Harbor View Nursing Home in Memphis.

Visitation will be held this Friday, March 22, 2019, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale.


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