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James Edward Davis

James Edward Davis, 70, of Clarksdale, born April 27, 1950, died.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. June 12 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is at Century Funeral Home from 1 to 5 p.m. June 11.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.





Billy John Byrd

Billy John Byrd was born November 14, 1965 in Water Valley, Ms. to I.V. Byrd and Carolyn Gray Byrd.  He loved fishing and hunting and was prolific at what he loved.  He went to the Lord on May 29, 2020 in Tupelo.  We thank all the many doctors and nurses who took great care of him.


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Sammy L. Cotton

Sammy L. Cotton, 67, of Clarksdale died May 30, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 5, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Heavenly Rest Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. June 6, 2020 with Pastor Kenny Watson presiding.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.





Dennis E. Thomas

Dennis E. Thomas, 50, of Jonestown Died May 30, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. June 5, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is at noon June 6, 2020 at the Timothy Burrel Building in Jonestown with the Rev. Bennie Brown presiding.


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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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Billy Joe Williams

Billy Joe Williams, 81, went to be with the Lord Monday morning April 20, 2020, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. Billy Joe was born in Sumne, on March 25, 1939, to his parents Joe and Lily Rogers Williams. Billy Joe was married to Meadie Rice Williams for 43 years.


County to pay $14 per hour for security at Clarksdale Federal Building

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

When individuals were staying in the Federal Building on Sharkey Avenue at night several years ago, Wood & Wood Security began to have guards in the facility.

The service began during Daniel Vassel’s tenure as county administrator in 2010, but there was no official contract.





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Billy John Byrd was born November 14, 1965 in Water Valley, Ms. to I.V.

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