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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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Iola P. Womble

Iola O. Womble, 89, of Clarksdale, died April 26, 2020.

Graveside services are noon Saturday, May 2, 2020 at McLaurin Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Keith Powell presiding. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Gardens. Visitation is at the family home from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2020.




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.



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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.




Ericka Wilson

Funeral services for Ericka Wilson, of Memphis and formerly of Clarksdale, will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 25,2020 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.

 


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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.


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.


Danny Matthew Garrison

Danny Matthew Garrison, 64, of Tillatoba, a retired mechanic, died July 5, 2018.

Visitation was held Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services were Tuesday at Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Garrison was a very loving, dear man.




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