Mrs. Annie "Johnnie" Howard Province, age 88, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at Quitman County Health and Rehab in Marks. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 1 p.m. until service time beginning 2 p.m. in The Chapel of Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks. Interment to follow in Belen Cemetery.
Toni Marie Nassar, 65, died July 2, 2020, at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center.
Commissioner Brandon Presley announced Thursday that Mississippi legislators passed the Mississippi Electric Cooperatives Broadband COVID-19 Act. This legislation will establish a $75 million grant program for the immediate deployment of fiber broadband infrastructure in unserved areas.
A bill is working its way through the Mississippi Legislature that will put some teeth into penalties for those found abusing animals. Senate Bill 2658 will increase penalties for cruelty to dogs and cats in Mississippi.
Dorothy Mae Stevenson, 83, of Clarksdale died Sunday, May 31, 2020 at her home.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.
While COVID-19 is still out there, Mississippi is reporting single digit fatality numbers for the third straight day Monday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported eight deaths due to coronavirus on Saturday, two on Sunday and four Monday.
Malcolm Mabry, Jr. of Dublin, born in 1933, was an animal lover, farmer, teacher, artist, writer and former long-time legislator. Malcolm Mabry, Jr. died June 12, 2020 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Malcolm was 87-years-old. He leaves behind the legacy of a life devoted to the betterment of both man and animals.
The Care Station and Mid-South Food Bank held its third massive mobile food pantry food distribution at the Expo Center on Tuesday.
And they were chosen for the distribution of more than 27,000 pounds of food because Clarksdale does this well.
Beverly Allen, 55, of Clarksdale died June 7, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Public viewing is June 19, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside service is 1 p.m. June 20, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery with Pastor Kenneth Gooden presiding.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
Coahoma county reported its first fatality due to coronavirus Saturday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health released the number and apparently there had been some confusion between where the person actually lived and where they died.
The Clarksdale Police Department responded to three incidents of gun fire Monday night with the final call finding two people shot.
The first call came in at 7:57 p.m. Monday from the 400 block of Catalpa Street with a woman telling police she was sitting in her home when she heard gunshots outside.
Robert Lloyd Bailey, Jr., died on the twenty-first of January 2020, after a long illness. Bob was the son of the late Robert Lloyd Bailey and Frances Sumner Bailey whose grandfather established the town of Sumner. Bob was preceded in death by his cousins, June Sumner Glenn of Crawfordsville, Ark.; Taylor Sumner Spradling of Clarksdale; Joy Su
Clarksdale native Judith Goodwin Blackburn served with excellence for 37 years at the Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company in Mississippi.
A Mississippi College accounting graduate, Blackburn worked as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer at the time of her passing in Jackson in July 2018.
Mrs. Verdia Lee Howard Jones, of Clarksdale, died peacefully on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in Clemmons, N.C., at the age of 90.
Following funeral services, she was laid to rest on Thursday, April 30, in Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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.
As part of a makeover effort, the city of Clarksdale will spend over $1 million in the next few months and ask the city’s taxpayers to foot the bill over the next 10 years, starting with their tax bill in 2019.