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PANNY MAYFIELD: Stay home, read a book, watch the news, stay safe

By PANNY MAYFIELD / SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

CLARKSDALE, Miss. –  On the sixth day of a 15-day plan to slow Corona Virus spreading, Americans were urged “to stay at home and save lives” by the White House task force during its press conference at noon Saturday.

States under official lockdown orders include New York, California, Washington.



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Tom Tyler

Tom Tyler, 71, of Drew died March 13, 2020 at Methodist University in Memphis.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Stanley Jones presiding. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020.


Glenda Thomas-Hilson

Glenda Thomas-Hilson, 46 of Clarksdale passed away on March 6, 2020 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. March 13, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. March 14, 2020 at City Of Truth church with Pastor Zedric Clayton presiding.


Jim Pugh

Jim Pugh, 52, Owner/Operator of Southern Collision, passed away March 17, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.



Mary Brown

Mary Brown, 71, of Milwaukee, Wisc., died March 4, 2020 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. March 20, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is noon March 21, 2020 at Sweet  Home M. B. Church. Burial follows at Hitt Chapel Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to Hornburger-Byas  Funeral Home in

Clarksdale.


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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.


Fields plans to address issues at next CPU meeting

By JOSH TROY/THE PRESS REGISTER,

The Concerned Citizens of Clarksdale have had some of their issues with Clarksdale Public Utilities addressed, but other matters remain unsolved.

Ray Sykes is the organization’s president and George Fields is the vice president. They addressed several issues with utility rates during both CPU and town meetings in 2018. 


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Johnnie Samuel Hale, Jr., 91, born Nov. 6, 1928, died at his home in Detroit, Mich., April 4, 2020.

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Johnnie Samuel Hale, Jr., 91, born Nov. 6, 1928, died at his home in Detroit, Mich., April 4, 2020.