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The Rev. Bernard Shannon, Sr.

The Rev. Bernard Shannon, Sr. passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center after a lengthy illness.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Union Grove M. B. Church in Clarksdale. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.




Joseph Richard Weeks

Joseph Richard Weeks, 37, a Construction worker, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 at home. Visitation is 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.


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Robert Douglas Hensley

Robert Douglas Hensley, 48, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Clarksdale from congestive heart failure. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019 and the service  was at 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church. Burial was be at Oakridge Cemetery.


Ray Owens

Ray Owens, 83, from Lyon and a retired business owner of Owens Custom Marble, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019.



Virginia Mae Bryson Miller Hays

Virginia Mae Bryson Miller Hays, 81, of Clarksdale and an accountant at Standard Industrial, died Monday, June 24, 2019 at home. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


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Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Less than an hour after he’d attended a community meeting on crime Monday night, a 44-year-old Clarksdale man was shot multiple times during a robbery at his home.

Darry Jenkins sustained several gunshot wounds in the robbery at his residence along the 400 block of Garfield Street.



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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George Chairs

George Chairs, 97, of Clarksdale died Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.

A public viewing will be held Friday, June 28, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.



Carol Fullilove

Carol Fullilove, 71, of Duncan, Miss., a homemaker, retired kindergarten teacher at Clarksdale Baptist School and former owner of Coffee & More Inc., died Monday, April 23, 2018, at North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville, Miss.


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