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Blaine Cauthen

Blaine Cauthen, 49, an owner operator of Mac Geo Oil and Gas Research from Waynesboro, died Nov.1, 2019 at Flowood. Visitation is 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov.5, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are noon Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.



Molly Jane Tolar Franks

Molly Jane Tolar Franks, 67, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 in Clarksdale. Born on Aug. 3, 1952 in Clarksdale, she was the daughter of the late Sam V. Tolar, Sr. and Bernice Rowland Tolar.

Mrs. Franks graduated from Clarksdale High School and Delta State College. She served in the Army for six years, achieving the rank of Captain.


Morris Sample

Mr. Morris Sample, 69, of Lula died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at home.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.


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Bridget Renae’ Johnson

Bridget Renae’ Johnson, 41, of Clarksdale died Oct. 24, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are noon Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Glasper officiating. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Century Funeral Home.


Blaine Cauthen

Blaine Cauthen, 49, an owner operator of Mac Geo Oil and Gas Research from Waynesboro, died Nov.1, 2019 at Flowood. Visitation is 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov.5, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are noon Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


Mary Alice Garmon Monty

Mary Alice Garmon Monty, 74 a retired bookkeeper died Oct. 23, 2019 at NW MS Medical Center after a hard fought battle with Cancer. Visitation is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 26, 2019, at Lyon Methodist Church in Lyon. Funeral services are at 3 p.m.



Linda Johnson Kemp

Linda Johnson Kemp, 65, of Atlanta, Ga. died Friday, October 11, 2019 at Christian City Nursing Center in Union City, Ga.

A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, Oct.25, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home at 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.

Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.


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Jonestown mayor Kenneth Lester arrested on five counts of embezzlement

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Jonestown mayor Kenny Lester is facing up to 100 years in prison after being arrested by the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, Dec. 9 for allegedly embezzling residents’ water bill payments and a city police firearm, announced Attorney General Jim Hood on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in a press release.


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Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Less than an hour after he’d attended a community meeting on crime Monday night, a 44-year-old Clarksdale man was shot multiple times during a robbery at his home.

Darry Jenkins sustained several gunshot wounds in the robbery at his residence along the 400 block of Garfield Street.


Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

It appears the Sunflower River peaked at nearly 22 and a half feet in downtown Clarksdale at about 9 p.m. Sunday before starting a slow withdrawal.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the river was at 22.35 feet and starting a slow, steady descent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gage located at downtown Clarksdale.


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Lucy Terry Erby, 101, of Clarksdale died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.

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