Robert Fava, Jr., 82, was born on April 14, 1938 and went to be with his Lord on Friday, May 18, 2020 at his home in Alligator. He was the Owner and Operator of Mary Ann’s Variety Store and Fava Brothers Grocery in Alligator for over 50 years. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
For the second consecutive year, Coahoma Community College has won The Home Depot’s Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program. The college has beaten out 60 other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to win a competitive $50,000 grant.
Betty Jo Burchfield, 69, a beautician, died May 13, 2020 at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown in Germantown, Tenn. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2020 at Magnolia Gardens in Charleston with burial in the Magnolia Gardens. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.
With the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting the daily lives of many individuals, retired longtime Clarksdale Municipal School District coach and athletic director Curtis Kemp Sr. decided to give something back to the children in the community.
Charlie Prowell, 89, of Clarksdale, born May 22, 1930, died April 25, 2020.
Graveside services are 1 p.m. April 30 at McLaurin Memorial Garden with the Rev. Todd officiating. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
The Rev. James Michael Crutcher was born July 21, 1954 in Clarksdale to the late Clarence Thomas Crutcher, Sr. and the late Edna Earl Moore (Crutcher) Burns. Bro. Crutcher passed away at his home in Hamilton as a result of pulmonary fibrosis. He died April 18, 2020 at age 65.
Recount will not affect other races or Aug. 27 runoff election
Four Coahoma County Democratic candidates are asking for an examination of ballot boxes for a wide range of reasons, including alleged voter fraud and polling place errors following the Aug. 6 primary election.
Ca’Stancia Leroyce Sonley, 37, of Clarksdale died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
A family viewing will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
Mayor Chuck Espy and Board of Supervisors President Johnny Newson have ordered a city-wide shutdown in the wake of the coronavirus being reported in Coahoma County.
In a sweeping move, Espy said there will be no gatherings of more than 10 people in the city, his statement was echoed by Newson for the county.
FedEx Corp. is supporting free admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20. The museums will also be open free of charge Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19.
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.
Rebbie Buckley, 98, of Charleston, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at her home.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale.
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.
The owner of a radio station based in Clarksdale will be recognized by his alma mater this month.
Raymond L. Simes will be one of the Arkansas State heroes honored during the school’s inaugural Living Legends Breakfast, scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 9 at the campus in Jonesboro.