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A Parade for Billy

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

 

They held a parade and only Billy came to it.

Billy Hopkins was hesitant to have a retirement party due to the COVID-19 pandemic after working for Farm Bureau Insurance in downtown Clarksdale for 43 years, so friends decided to just drive by and send him off with a reverse parade.


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Willye B. Shanks

Willye B. Shanks, 98, of Clarksdale, born Nov. 3, 1922, died.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. June 17 with the Rev. Thompson officiating. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.




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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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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Mississippi's Boys & Girls Clubs come to Clarksdale for celebration

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

The Boys & Girls Club announces two youth of the year winners for each state — a traditional and military winner.

Each year, the announcement is made in a different community in Mississippi. This year, the celebration was held in the Pinnacle at Coahoma Community College on Friday, March 8.


Former Clarksdale High star Jenkins named top lineman in state

By STAFF REPORTS,

JACKSON — Elgton Jenkins, a 2014 Clarksdale High School graduate and senior center for the Mississippi State football team, has been named the 2018 Entergy/Kent Hull Trophy winner signifying the top offensive lineman in Mississipi.

The 6 foot, 4 inch, 310 pound Clarksdale native was chosen by a panel of NFL scouts working the state.


Jewel Moore Williams

Jewel Moore Williams, 91, a homemaker, passed away Dec. 27, 2019 at her home. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Visitation will also be 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, with the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.



Charles Lee Hannah

Charles went to be with his Lord Sept. 2, 2019. He was born March 2, 1933 to Willie Philpot Hannah and James Ervin Hannah in Mattson, he served in the Airforce and was stationed in El Paso, Texas, when he married his childhood sweetheart, Flossie Youngblood. It would have been their 66th wedding anniversary Sept. 4.


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