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Henry Walton Stiigler

STIGLER, Henry Walton – 1926 to 2020  Henry (Buddy) Stigler passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at age 93.   He was born on April 15, 1926, in Greenville, Mississippi to H. W. Stigler Sr.


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.


Donald McBride

Donald McBride, 72, born May 29, 1947, died Feb. 15, 2020 at V.A. Hospital in Memphis.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale with the Rev. L.C. Tyler presiding. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Clarksdale. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.


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.


Clifford Morrison

Clifford Morrison, 60, from Clarksdale died Feb. 13, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Feb. 22, 2020 at First Apostolic Faith Temple with Elder Samuel Melton presiding. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.


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FLOYD INGRAM: Look at downtown Clarksdale

By FLOYD INGRAM/THE PRESS REGISTER,

Clarksdale really has a lot of good things going on downtown and that was evident in the first festival of the year this past weekend.

I’ve never been a movie buff or video buff in the current lingo, but we are a visual, video culture. It was great to see downtown Clarksdale full of tourist again Friday, Saturday and Sunday.



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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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Mary Nell Roland

Mary Nell Roland, 86, a Retired School Teacher and Tennis Coach, died Monday, September 23, 2019 at home. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at First United Methodist in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at First United Methodist in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.



Tame turtles remembered

There are times when a writer is too explicit.

The first time it happened to me was right here in Clarksdale. The Clarksdale High School Wildcats played a football game in Corinth one Friday night and were beaten handily. As I remember it, the score was 36-6. The headline I wrote said: “Tame Turtles lose to Corinth, 36-6.”


Man charged after allegedly stabbing his sister in the head

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

A 25-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed his sister in the head.

Terrell Starks was charged on Thursday, Feb. 7 and lodged in the Coahoma County Jail awaiting his initial court appearance, which will be held in the Clarksdale Municipal Court at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.



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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.