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Joe Lee Haile

Joe Lee Haile, 82, of Lyon died Feb. 19, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.

Redmon Funeral Home is handing arrangements.


POLICE REPORT

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGSITER,

The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Wed. Feb. 12 through Tue. Feb. 18, 2020.

Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.



Paul Eugene Upton

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

He was preceded in death by his wife, Robbie Jean Upton, his son, Mark Alan Upton, his daughter, Sandra Carol Brooks, and his parents, Bessie Jane and Relder Dewitt Upton.


Clifford Morrison

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

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at First Apostolic Faith Temple in Clarksdale with Elder Samuel Melton officiating. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.


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Milers Lafeyette Cook, Sr.

Milers Lafeyette Cook, Sr., 82, of Clarksdale retired from Cooper Tire in Quality Control, died Feb. 6, 2020 at his home. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at Church of Christ in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at Church of Christ in Clarksdale with burial in the Cook Family Cemetery in Oakland.


Lille Mae Wiley

Lillie Mae Wiley, 102, of Jonestown died Feb. 4, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale.  Public viewing is 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home and 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at St.



Josephine McCracken

Josephine McCracken, 78, a homemaker, died February 9, 2020 at St. Bernard’s Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.



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Work on new bus facility for county schools could begin in spring '19

By LARRY LIDDELL / SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

Preliminary work for a $2.5 million bus maintenance facility for the county school system continues to move ahead.

The project is scheduled to go out for bids this spring and be completed within 10 to 12 months after construction begins, said William T. Mills, the principal architect at Mills & Mills Architects in Tupelo.


Ann Tomlinson Barnett

GERMANTOWN, TENN.—Ann Tomlinson Barnett, 93, of Germantown, Tenn., passed away Oct. 29, 2019 at Regional One Health Medical Center. Born in Helena, Ark. on Jan. 22, 1926 to Mr. & Mrs. E.P. Tomlinson, she grew up in Clarksdale.



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