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Charles Sykes

Charles Sykes, 58, of Clarksdale died Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Long Lake at Friars Point on Highway 1.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home’s Chapel


Curtis D. Morton

Curtis D. Morton, 57, both in September 1962, died Feb. 13, 2020 in Nebraska.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at Mt. Oliver Church in Jonestown with the Rev. Coleman presiding. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Martha Hatchett

Martha Hatchett, 74, of Clarksdale died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at Merit Health Hospital in Clarksdale.

A viewing will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale.




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Jesse Ling Joe

Funeral services for Jesse Ling Joe, 86, of Clarksdale will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at Boone Funeral Home in Greenville.  He passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 at Delta Regional Medical Center. Burial will be in the Greenville Chinese Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home in Greenville.


Blues highlight film fest

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

 

Clarksdale blues music and musicians was the team of two evening features at the 10th annual Clarksdale Film Festival Friday and Saturday nights.

“Walk with Me: Lucious Spiller, Called to Sing the Blues” played Friday at Grandma’s Sports Bar and “The Blues Trail Revisited: A Documentary Memoir” played Saturday.




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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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Joani Karololine Howell

Joani Karololine Howell, 39, received her angel wings on Friday, May 4, 2018, at her home in Memphis, Tenn.

Joani was welcomed on this earth by her parents, Joey and Lawanda Howell of Sardis, on Oct. 28, 1979.

She was a native of Batesville and attended South Panola High School.


Ellen Ginsberg

Ellen Tabor Ginsberg, 94, of Dallas, a homemaker, died April 29, 2018, at The Traymore Nursing Center in Dallas.

Visitation was held Thursday May 3, 2018, at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services were Thursday at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.



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Paul Eugene Upton, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

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Paul Eugene Upton, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.