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Richard Winston 'Wimpy' Gilbert

Richard Winston "Wimpy" Gilbert, 89, of Clarksdale, a retired Senior Vice President at United Southern, died May 20, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday May 23, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.




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Robert Lloyd Bailey, Jr.

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


George Henderson

George Henderson, 74, of Detroit, Mich. died Jan. 15, 2020 at Harper Hospital in Detroit, Mich.  At 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 public viewing was at Mt. Ary Missionary Baptist Church followed by funeral service at noon with Pastor Michael Moore presiding. Burial followed at Church Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to



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Howard Smith

Howard Smith was called to his reward on May 4, 2018, as a result of a heart attack, reaching the age of 83.

He was born on Feb. 14, 1935, in Chickasha, Okla., to Dan and Lena Smith. He was the fourth child in a family of 12 children. At the age of 2, he moved with his family to DeRidder, La.


Saf-T-Cart expands

By FLOYD INGRAM/THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

The data shows 80-percent of the new jobs in any community are created by existing industry.

Clarksdale will see 25 new jobs with the announcement that Saf-T-Cart – a homegrown industry – will soon embark on a $1.5 million expansion at the plant that manufacturers steel carts and welding storage products.


Betty Jo Burchfield

Betty Jo Burchfield, 69, a beautician, died May 13, 2020 at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown in Germantown, Tenn. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2020 at Magnolia Gardens in Charleston with burial in the Magnolia Gardens. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.


Eyes and ears

There have been several stories in your Clarksdale Press Register over the past few weeks reporting on crime.

Home burglaries, assaults, car burglaries and reports of shots fired have grabbed the headlines. But on the bright side, a phone call to local police helped get a puppy back to CARES this week.


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