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Willie McDowell, 55, died Jan. 7, 2020. He was born July 19, 1964.
Funeral services are 1 .m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at City of Truth in Clarksdale. Bishop Clayton will be presiding. Visitation is 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery.
Nellie Ann Ellington, 65, a School Teacher, died Jan. 13, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland. Funeral mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland with burial in the Shelby Cemetery in Shelby.
Alecia Green, 60, died on Jan. 10, 2020. She was born Sept. 24, 1959.
Paul J. Miller, 86, a retired postmaster of Rena Lara, died Jan. 10, 2020 at Greenbough Nursing Center. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home.
Walter Earl McNeal Gates, 25, of Clarksdale died Jan. 1, 2019 in Parchman. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Anthony Jones presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Susan A. Byrd, 56, of Rena Lara,, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at her home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne, Ark. Interment will follow in Johnson Cemetery near Fair Oaks, Ark.
Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to service time.
Alphonso Hamp, 66, of Clarksdale died Nov. 20, 2019, at home. Visitation was 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.
Pamela Bolen Ledbetter, 71, a homemaker from Clarksdale, died Dec. 20, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Visitation is Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
Betty Jean Dotson, 66, of Clarksdale died at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis Jan. 1, 2020.
Funeral service is at noon Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Lacy Harrell will officiate. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.
Clarksdale hosted a modest economic development event Friday and we host another one this week.
This week I counted up the number of inches of news stories and number of inches in advertising we have run in your Clarksdale Press Register since I got here in May.
It totaled more than 1,400 inches of detailed information in news and advertising about the men and women who will soon become the leaders of Coahoma County.
Coahoma Early College High School was on a three-game winning streak headed into Rosa Fort High School in Tunica Friday night and had a chance for another victory late, but missed opportunities proved costly down the stretch.
The Tigers (3-2) lost 20-14.
Gas prices in Coahoma County are currently averaging $2.29 per gallon and 19 cents above the state average and higher than all five of its surrounding counties, according to the AAA website.
Curtis Lee Phillips, 61, of Clarksdale died Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was born March 4, 1958 in Drew.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Century Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Micheal Matthews will officiate. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Clarksdale.