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 has seen four shootings in six days with another man seriously injured by gunfire while walking on a city street.
The Clarksdale Police Department responded to the 500 block of Catalpa Street at 2:34 a.m. June 1 following a phone call that a man had been shot.
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.”
Mrs. Gail Jacks Dixon, 82, long time resident of Clarksdale passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at her home. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m.
Katie Robinson, 86, of Clarksdale, born June 29, 1933, died.
Funeral services were noon May 30 with Bishop Clayton officiating. Burial was at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. May 29 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Billy John Byrd was born November 14, 1965 in Water Valley, Ms. to I.V. Byrd and Carolyn Gray Byrd. He loved fishing and hunting and was prolific at what he loved. He went to the Lord on May 29, 2020 in Tupelo. We thank all the many doctors and nurses who took great care of him.
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.
St. Elizabeth School recently announced its honor roll for the third nine-week grading period.
Pastor’s List (All A’s) honors went to sixth-grader Rachel Thornton, fourth-graders Cooper Flowers and Harris Stonestreet, and third-grader Lucy Beth Anthony.
The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tenn., recently announced its A and B honor rolls for the first quarter of the 2018-’19 school year. The following Clarksdale resident earned A Honor Roll status: Chloe Tyner, 11th-grader. The following Clarksdale resident earned B Honor Roll status: Sydney Cohen, 11th-grader.
Jimmy Lee Davis, 51, died Dec. 6, 2019 on Highway 49. He was born Oct. 19, 1968.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at Clarksdale Civic Auditorium. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Leon Thomas Corso, 96, of Clarksdale and a retired owner/operator of Corso Liquor Store and worked with his father at Corso Distributing, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m.
It’s an old family recipe that has been tailored through the years by the tastes of the Mississippi Delta.
The family of Clarksdale resident Gilroy Chow will have their dumplings and other unique dishes featured on Somewhere South at 9 p.m. Friday on PBS.