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Juanita Carroll Flemmons

Juanita Carroll Flemmons, age 89, passed away June 28, 2020 in Hemphill, Texas. She was born January 21, 1931 to Leslie Burns Carroll and Ganetie Switzer Carrroll in Cleveland. She spent most of her life in Mississippi and was a Jehovah’s Witness.


THE BLOOM!

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

Tens of thousands of yellow and orange cosmos, bask in the Mississippi Delta sunshine on the banks of the Sunflower River in Martin Luther King Park this week. The flowers were planted this spring and have provided the perfect place for senior pictures, family picnics and for couples just looking for a pretty vista and a quiet moment. Contractor Tommy Walton said his crew was busy Tuesday building a walking trail in the park and added the flowers should be in full bloom over the next two weeks.


Trakedreya Jones

Trakedreya Jones, 21 of Friars Point died July 11, 2020 in Memphis, Tenn.

Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. July 17, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.

Funeral Service is 1 p.m. July 18, 2020 at Mt. Ary church in Friars Point with Pastor Nicholas Artis presiding.



Monica Brown

Monica Brown, 38, of Coahoma died July 9, 2020 at Methodist University in Memphis, Tenn.

Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. July 17, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.

Graveside service is 11 a.m. July 18, 2020 Heavenly Rest Cemetery with Pastor Owen Robinson presiding. Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas


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Rash of burglaries reported in Clarksdale

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

It’s summertime and burglaries – especially auto burglaries – are the crime of the season as crooks and juveniles look for easy opportunities to steal.

Police ask that you please lock your doors, park in lighted areas and anyone who sees someone suspicious lurking around vehicles to please call police and they will respond.




L.C. Moore

L.C. Moore, 54, of Clarksdale died June 23, 2020 at his residence.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Friars Point with the Rev. Joe Sawyer officiating.

Woolf Funeral Home is handling arrangements.



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Local schools adjusting schedule after coronavirus outbreak

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

All high schools in Coahoma County are scheduled to open after spring break next week, but due to the coronavirus, three of the districts are not going back until Tuesday.

 

The Clarksdale and Coahoma County school districts and Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School will be closed Monday and open again on Tuesday.




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Eyes and ears

There have been several stories in your Clarksdale Press Register over the past few weeks reporting on crime.

Home burglaries, assaults, car burglaries and reports of shots fired have grabbed the headlines. But on the bright side, a phone call to local police helped get a puppy back to CARES this week.


Robert Fava Jr.

Robert Fava, Jr., 82, was born on April 14, 1938 and went to be with his Lord on Monday, 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.



Martha Hatchett

Martha Hatchett, 74, of Clarksdale died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at Merit Health Hospital in Clarksdale.

A viewing will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale.



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