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Coahoma coronavirus count

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

 

A higher than normal COVID-19 infection count and easy accessibility to Memphis, Arkansas and the heart of the Mississippi Delta are reasons Coahoma County was chosen as one of the state’s first two mobile testing sites last week.

Twenty-five Coahoma County residents took advantage of the mobile testing site for the coronavirus in the parking lot of the Expo Center throughout the day on Friday, March 27. The Mississippi State Department of Health and the University of Mississippi Medical Center organized the testing.




Coahoma County virus count at 26 as of Friday

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Coahoma County rose by four Friday and now stands at 26 after the county first reported two cases on March 18.

There still have not been any Coahoma County deaths attributed to COVID-19. With the community now 17-days into the pandemic, it is apparent some of those 26 have gotten well.


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Davaline Taylor Walker

Davaline Taylor Walker passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at age 50, at her residence in Hiram, Ga. She was born on June 28, 1969 in Clarksdale to David Taylor and Hattie Taylor. She attended Coahoma Community College, University of Mississippi, Bellevue University of Omaha, Ne., and received BS and MBA degrees.





Della Mae Willis

Della Mae Willis, 66, of Clarksdale died March 17, 2020.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Second Baptist Church in Duncan with the Rev. Jeffery Butler officiating. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020.

Woolf Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Authorities search for missing inmate in Clarksdale

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is looking for Quitman County Community Work Center Inmate Walter Lee Lewis.                                                                                                                

Lewis, 31, was last seen around 1:05 p.m. Thursday at a jobsite in Clarksdale.



Mary Louise Hicks

Mary Louise Hicks, 60, born July 20, 1959, died at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven Jan. 26, 2020. She was proceeded in death by her parents James Roby and Mary Lee Hicks



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Katherine Furr

Katherine Furr, 89, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, at her home in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Katherine loved serving Coahoma County for 16 years as a county supervisor. She was a very dedicated lady.





Carey Robinson

Carey Robinson, 69, of Friars Point died Feb. 19, 2020 at St. Francis in Memphis. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is noon Feb. 29, 2020 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Watkins presiding. Burial follows at Friars Point Cemetery.


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Obituaries

Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.

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Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.