Albert Holman Williams, 76, born in Davenport on April 20, 1944, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was a Clarksdale resident and graduated from Coahoma Agricultural High School (“Aggie”). He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Tugaloo College.
Clarksdale will be under executive orders at least one more week as the Board of Mayor and Commissioners decided to mirror the state’s leadership and follow the Governor's guidelines.
“We are in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi,” said Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy. “We have seen an uptick and I want to remind people roaming around, if you don’t have essential business to do, go home.”
Sammy L. Cotton, 67, of Clarksdale died May 30, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 5, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Heavenly Rest Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. June 6, 2020 with Pastor Kenny Watson presiding.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
Robert Fava, Jr., 82, was born on April 14, 1938 and went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 18, 2020 at his home in Alligator. He was the owner and operator of Mary Ann’s Variety Store and Fava Brothers Grocery in Alligator for over 50 years. Graveside services are 10 a.m.
Barbara Nell House Leggett, 87, passed away Sunday morning, May 31, 2020 at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 at Oakridge cemetery in Clarksdale with the Rev. Scott Wright and the Rev. Danny Smith officiating.
Kathlean Baker, 86, of Chicago, Ill., died Thursday, May 7, 2020 at her home.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.
Delta Burial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Recount will not affect other races or Aug. 27 runoff election
Four Coahoma County Democratic candidates are asking for an examination of ballot boxes for a wide range of reasons, including alleged voter fraud and polling place errors following the Aug. 6 primary election.
Ca’Stancia Leroyce Sonley, 37, of Clarksdale died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
A family viewing will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
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.
Mayor Chuck Espy and Board of Supervisors President Johnny Newson have ordered a city-wide shutdown in the wake of the coronavirus being reported in Coahoma County.
In a sweeping move, Espy said there will be no gatherings of more than 10 people in the city, his statement was echoed by Newson for the county.
FedEx Corp. is supporting free admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20. The museums will also be open free of charge Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19.
The owner of a radio station based in Clarksdale will be recognized by his alma mater this month.
Raymond L. Simes will be one of the Arkansas State heroes honored during the school’s inaugural Living Legends Breakfast, scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 9 at the campus in Jonesboro.
The Clarksdale Drummers Association has been awarding top drummers for the past 11 years, but 2018 broke new ground in two ways.
The system works.
While you may be dismayed by what politicians do once they get in office, we hope you never doubt the process that gets them there.
This year, Clarksdale continued a tradition and served as a host city and collection point for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.