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Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center may be in the heart of the economically challenged Delta, but doctors have come to Clarksdale from all over the country and world and found the care patients receive at this hospital to be top-notch.
A death related to coronavirus has been reported in Tunica County and is the first in the region.
The Tunica County COVID-19 Task Force was notified Wednesday evening by the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) of a death within the County of Tunica, which was related to the Coronavirus.
Ethel Mae Thomas, 66, of Clarksdale died Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) continue to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illnesses caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first detected in Wuhan, China.
Ruby Kemp, 84, of Clarksdale died Friday, March 6, 2020 at Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cleveland.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
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.
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.