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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.




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Richard Ira Gates

Richard Ira Gates, 60, Clarksdale died March 17, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. March 28, 2020 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest

Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.



Herman Bridges

Herman Bridges, 69, of Clarksdale died March 10, 2020.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Woolf Funeral Home of Clarksdale with pastor Wade Wortham presiding.

Woolf Funeral Home is handling arrangements.



Carolyn Joyce Clayton

Carolyn Joyce Clayton, 70, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven, MS. Visitation is was 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10,  2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.


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Patricia Clark

Patricia Clark, 50, of Clarksdale died Friday, February 28, 2020 at home in Clarksdale.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.


Modena Taylor Buchanan

Modena Taylor Buchanan, 91, of Marks died Nov. 9, 2019 in Sanford, Fla. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is noon Nov. 23, 2019 at Valley Queen M.B. Church in Marks with the Rev. Bernard Handy presiding. Burial follows at Belleview Family Cemetery in Hinchcliffe.


Juanita White

Juanita White, 75, of Clarksdale died March 16, 2020 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. March 28, 2020 Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. L.C. Tyler presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest 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.