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George Evans Jones Jr.

George Evans Jones, Jr., 78, of Columbus died on July 31, 2020 at West Point Community Living Center in West Point. He was born July 21, 1942 in Columbus to Willie White and George Evans Jones, Sr. He was a Pharmacy Clerk for 15 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church. George was a Veteran of the Army National Guard.


Ethel Johnson

Ethel Johnson, 70, of Clarksdale, born in December 1950, died.

Funeral services are noon Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 with the Rev. Tyler officiating. Graveside services are at Oak Ridge Cenetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arraangments.



Linda Brooks Whitehead

Linda Brooks Whitehead, 79, a retired teacher from Clarksdale,, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside service is 9 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.


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First Nursing Home Case Reported In County

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

Coahoma County posted its first reported case of coronavirus in a nursing home Monday, while the state saw the traditional drop in cases reported over the weekend.

Mississippi reported only one death from the disease on Monday.

Coahoma County went 118 days into the pandemic without a case of the virus reported in a Long Term Care (LTC) facility. The state’s case count for LTC’s also includes staff who test positive with the disease and not just residents of those facilities.

There have been no deaths reported in LTC’s in Coahoma County.



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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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Rash of burglaries reported in Clarksdale

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

It’s summertime and burglaries – especially auto burglaries – are the crime of the season as crooks and juveniles look for easy opportunities to steal.

Police ask that you please lock your doors, park in lighted areas and anyone who sees someone suspicious lurking around vehicles to please call police and they will respond.


Michael Scott Monaghan

Michael Scott Monaghan, 66, a dispatcher at the University of Mississippi and former Clarksdale resident, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford.

Mike, who lived in Oxford, was an avid reader.


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