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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.


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.

 



Paul J. Miller

Paul J. Miller, 86, a retired postmaster of Rena Lara, died Jan. 10, 2020 at Greenbough Nursing Center. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home.


Geoff Abraham

It is with great sadness that the family of Geoff Abraham announces his passing on Jan. 7, 2020, at Seasons Hospice Care, Cumming, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Josephine Abraham.


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Gary A. Boykin Jr.

Gary A. Boykin Jr., 52, of Hernando, with Mayer Marketing and formerly with the Clarksdale Press Register, died Jan. 3, 2020 at Baptist Desoto in Southaven. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m.




Martha Jane Cole Campbell

Martha Jane Cole Campbell, 72, retired Office Manager at the Co-Op in Sumner, died January 7, 2020 at Panola Medical Center. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Tutwiler. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Tutwiler with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner.


Freddie Lee Furdge

 

Freddie Lee Furdge, 79, born May 11, 1940, died in Dundee Dec. 17, 2019.

Funeral services were noon Saturday, Dec. 21 at Thompson Chapel. Burial was at Thompson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.

Century Funeral Home handled arrangements


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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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Your turn to speak

By FLOYD INGRAM CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER,

This week I counted up the number of inches of news stories and number of inches in advertising we have run in your Clarksdale Press Register since I got here in May.

It totaled more than 1,400 inches of detailed information in news and advertising about the men and women who will soon become the leaders of Coahoma County.



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