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.
Katie Robinson, 86, of Clarksdale, born June 29, 1933, died.
Funeral services were noon May 30 with Bishop Clayton officiating. Burial was at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. May 29 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Nathaniel Moore, 61, of Clarksdale, born April 10, 1959, died.
Funeral services were May 29. Burial was at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation was 1 to 5 p.m. May 28 at Century Funeral Home.
Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.
On Sunday, May 31, 2020, Helen Walk Bowman, loving mother of two daughters passed away at the age of 82.
Richard Winston "Wimpy" Gilbert, 89, of Clarksdale, a retired Senior Vice President at United Southern, died May 20, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday May 23, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School is a little closer to purchasing St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and constructing a new facility on the property.
Board member Chuck Rutledge, also chair of the facilities committee, and architect Jonathan Tate provided a report during a recent meeting.
Albert Holman Williams, 76, born in Davenport on April 20, 1944, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was a Clarksdale resident and graduated from Coahoma Agricultural High School (“Aggie”). He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Tugaloo College.
Something was missing from Clarksdale this Spring.
Tourist from all over this great nation and the world were not walking our streets, in our restaurants and joints, shopping in our stores and sleeping in our hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast inns.
And we missed them.
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.
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.
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.
At least one member of a board that oversees a youth program in Coahoma County said he has no interest in serving as an advisor.
Dillard Dee Melton, Sr., 86, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at his home in Tutwiler.
Mr. Dillard was a workaholic, avid hunter and cotton grower who lived and breathed farming.
Police activity reported on Wednesday, Aug. 17
* 500 block of West Second Street. Two televisions and a PlayStation 4 were taken.
Police activity reported Tuesday, April 16
Senior guard Patrice Broomfield was the leading scorer in both games as the Clarksdale High School girls won the district tournament championship in Greenwood last week.
Winning the tournament put the Lady Wildcats (20-8, 7-1) in the Class 4A playoffs and they opened with a 59-24 win at home against North Pontotoc Monday night.