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Demetria Williams

Demetria Williams, 38, of Memphis, Tenn., died Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Memphis.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 22, 2019, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale.


Beverly Lenard

Beverly Lenard, 53, of Southaven, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at her home.

A public viewing will be held Friday, March 22, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home, 615 S. State St. in Clarksdale.


H.D. King, Jr.

H.D. King, Jr., 92, who was retired from Wonder Bread, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at his home in Clarksdale.

Mr. King was a Mason and an avid gardener.


Jerome Jan Collins

Jerome Jan Collins, 54, of Clarksdale, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at his home.

A visitation service will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 9 a.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home, 615 S. State St. in Clarksdale, with a funeral service beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.


Curtis Lee Gary

Curtis Lee Gary, 55, of Sherard, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at his home.

Visitation will be held this Friday, March 22, 2019, at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale.


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Best-selling author Iles returns to Clarksdale with 'Cemetery Road'

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Greg Iles has had 15 books appear on the New York Times best-sellers list, including one that reached number one. The Mississippi-raised author has had one of his novels made into a film and his work’s been published in more than 35 countries.

Yet, he readily admits, he’s still to write that “one great book.”


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Ashcraft-Habetz wedding

Samantha Nicole Ashcraft and Kenneth Michael Habetz, Jr. were united in marriage Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at four o’clock in the afternoon at the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church at Harbour Island, Bahamas.


April K. Smith

April K. Smith, 39, of Clarksdale, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Jackson.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Delta Burial Corporation at 429 Yazoo Ave. in Clarksdale. 



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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.



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Obituaries

Joyce Holloway Simpson, 86, a Clarksdale resident and music teacher since 1958, died Wednesday... READ MORE