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Ericka Wilson

Funeral services for Ericka Wilson, of Memphis and formerly of Clarksdale, will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 25,2020 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.

 


Pearlie Mae Fair

Pearlie Mae Fair, 79, born Aug. 16, 1940, died at Desoto Nursing Home in Southaven Jan. 16, 2020.

Funeral services are noon Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Century Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.




Robert Lloyd Bailey, Jr.

Robert Lloyd Bailey, Jr., died on the twenty-first of January 2020, after a long illness.  Bob was the son of the late Robert Lloyd Bailey and Frances Sumner Bailey whose grandfather established the town of Sumner.  Bob was preceded in death by his cousins, June Sumner Glenn of Crawfordsville, Ark.; Taylor Sumner Spradling of Clarksdale; Joy Su


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Martha Jane Cole Campbell

Martha Jane Cole Campbell, 72, retired Office Manager at the Co-Op in Sumner, died January 7, 2020 at Panola Medical Center. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Tutwiler. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Tutwiler with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner.


Annie Mae Ainsworth

Annie Mae Ainsworth, 91, of Lyon and retired from Village Grocery, died Dec. 24, 2019. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.


Eligio Aguilar

Eligio Aguilar, 81, a farmer from Clarksdale, died Jan. 12, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Visitation is 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral mass is 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Shelby Cemetery in Shelby.


Gary A. Boykin Jr.

Gary A. Boykin Jr., 52, of Hernando, with Mayer Marketing and formerly with the Clarksdale Press Register, died Jan. 3, 2020 at Baptist Desoto in Southaven. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m.


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Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

It appears the Sunflower River peaked at nearly 22 and a half feet in downtown Clarksdale at about 9 p.m. Sunday before starting a slow withdrawal.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the river was at 22.35 feet and starting a slow, steady descent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gage located at downtown Clarksdale.




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No city, county funds will be used on airport board's private plane, says chairman

By LARRY LIDDELL / SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

To avoid any misunderstanding, Clarksdale-Coahoma Airport Board chairman David Huggins explained to the members of the board that the anti-collision system for its private plane will be paid through the private plane account and will not involve any government (city or county) funds.





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