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Jim Kemp Champion

Jim Kemp Champion, age 58, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019. The family received friends at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 until service time beginning 1 p.m. in the chapel of Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks followed by a graveside service and Interment at Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford.


Joseph Lee Robinson

Joseph Lee Robinson, 92, of Friars Point died Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

A public viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.


Walter Burton 'Kinnie' Hardy

Walter Burton "Kinnie" Hardy, 93, retired from Emhart, passed away peacefully May 26, 2019 at his home in Rena Lara. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday May 29, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.


Martha Lou Fox Farris

Martha Lou Fox Farris, 88, a homemaker from Clarksdale, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.


Dorothy Jackson

Dorothy Jackson, 67 of Friars Point died June 1, 2019 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. She was born Oct. 27, 1951 in Friars Point.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2018 at Friendship Baptist Church in Friars Point. The Rev. Robert Watkins will officiate.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Betty Jewel Jones

Betty Jewel Jones, 83, a retired Office Manager at CableCom, died June 11, 2019 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday June 14, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Friday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.


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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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