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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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Robert Earl Burnside

Robert Earl Burnside, Sr., 69, born March 25, 1950, died at his home March 5, 2020.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale with the Rev. Luster Tyler officiating. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020.


Juanita White

Juanita White, 75, of Clarksdale died March 16, 2020 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. March 28, 2020 Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. L.C. Tyler presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.


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William Hunter Rutland

William Hunter Rutland, 88, a gin man and farmer, died April 27, 2019 at his home. Visitation is Monday, April 29, 2019, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale.



Mamie Nell Williams

Mamie Nell Williams, 74, of Marks, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven.

A public viewing will be held Friday, March 1, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the New Paradise Baptist Church in Marks.


Police Report

The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Sept. 9 through Sept. 17, 2019.

Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarks-dale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.

Mon. Sept. 17


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