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Daisy Ethel Virginia Smith Boehm

Daisy Ethel Virginia Smith Boehm, 79, passed away June 16, 2020, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Monday June 22, 2020 at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.





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Community Contact!

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

The following are a list of community and state agency phone numbers and the names of key personnel who can help you with problems and will gladly listen to solutions.

In an emergency call 911.

Clarksdale Police Dept.

Chief Sandra Williams: 621-8129

Asst. Chief Vince Ramirez: 621-8156


James Edward Davis

James Edward Davis, 70, of Clarksdale born April 27, 1950, died.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. June 12. Burial was at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation was at Century Funeral Home from noon to 5 p.m. June 11.

Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.



Amanda McCray

Amanda McCray, 36, of Clarksdale died June 19, 2020. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 26, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is noon June 27, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery with Pastor Luster C. Tyler II presiding. Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.


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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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Derlene Davis Patterson

Derlene Davis Patterson passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the age of 89. She was cared for by Caris Hospice at NHC in Columbia, S.C., as her Alzheimer’s advanced. A Visitation will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services are at 10 a.m.



Jonestown leaders take to streets to preach peace

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

JONESTOWN — After several murders caused by shootings took place in Clarksdale in recent weeks, Jonestown mayor Kenny Lester decided to take action.

Lester held a “street ministry” across from city hall where pastors and members of the Jonestown community prayed in a circle with approximately 20 individuals on Nov. 20.



Betty Pike

Betty Pike, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 in Round Lake Beach, Ill.

Betty was born in Drew on Oct. 6, 1933. She owned and operated Nellie May's gift shop in Clarksdale for many years. She also ran Kathryn’s on Moon Lake with her husband Bob. Betty was a lifelong animal lover and will be missed by her dog Baby.


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