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A Parade for Billy

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

 

They held a parade and only Billy came to it.

Billy Hopkins was hesitant to have a retirement party due to the COVID-19 pandemic after working for Farm Bureau Insurance in downtown Clarksdale for 43 years, so friends decided to just drive by and send him off with a reverse parade.






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Willie 'Bernice' Gavin

Willie "Bernice" Gavin, 60, of Clarksdale, died June 11, 2020 at Merit Health of Clarksdale.

Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery with the Rev. Willie Dawson officiating. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020 at Woolf Funeral Home.






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Patricia Boyd Giles

Patricia Boyd Giles, 79, died Jan. 17, 2020, at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville, Tenn. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.



Terry Lake

Terry Lake, 60, of Clarksdale died Jan. 21, 2020 at Greenbough Nursing Home. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Feb. 1, 2020 at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Leslie B. Howard Sr. presiding. Burial follows at Oakridge Cemetery.



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Jimmy Lee Davis

Jimmy Lee Davis, 51, died Dec. 6, 2019 on Highway 49. He was born Oct. 19, 1968.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at Clarksdale Civic Auditorium. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.




Clarksdale native Blackburn honored with scholarship at alma mater

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Clarksdale native Judith Goodwin Blackburn served with excellence for 37 years at the Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company in Mississippi.

A Mississippi College accounting graduate, Blackburn worked as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer at the time of her passing in Jackson in July 2018.


Broomfield leads way as Lady Wildcats win district

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

Senior guard Patrice Broomfield was the leading scorer in both games as the Clarksdale High School girls won the district tournament championship in Greenwood last week.

Winning the tournament put the Lady Wildcats (20-8, 7-1) in the Class 4A playoffs and they opened with a 59-24 win at home against North Pontotoc Monday night.


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