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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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Clarksdale native Blackburn honored with scholarship at alma mater

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Clarksdale native Judith Goodwin Blackburn served with excellence for 37 years at the Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company in Mississippi.

A Mississippi College accounting graduate, Blackburn worked as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer at the time of her passing in Jackson in July 2018.



Molly Jane Tolar Franks

Molly Jane Tolar Franks, 67, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 in Clarksdale. Born on Aug. 3, 1952 in Clarksdale, she was the daughter of the late Sam V. Tolar, Sr. and Bernice Rowland Tolar.

Mrs. Franks graduated from Clarksdale High School and Delta State College. She served in the Army for six years, achieving the rank of Captain.



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