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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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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.

 


Pearlie Mae Fair

Pearlie Mae Fair, 79, born Aug. 16, 1940, died at Desoto Nursing Home in Southaven Jan. 16, 2020.

Funeral services are noon Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Century Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.





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Robert Fava Jr.

Robert Fava, Jr., 82, was born on April 14, 1938 and went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 18, 2020 at his home in Alligator.  He was the owner and operator of Mary Ann’s Variety Store and Fava Brothers Grocery in Alligator for over 50 years.  Graveside services are 10 a.m.


Youth Leadership Clarksdale class holds graduation

By TROY CATCHINGS,

Members of the 2018 Youth Leadership Clarksdale class pose for a group photo at the end of the graduation ceremony. Seated from left are Gabrielle Gardner, Shania Robertson, Ashlynn Smith, Kelsey Johnson, Jan’Nise Thomas, Anna Lewis, Shondrick Willingham, Waynisha Gilliam, Star’Keira Coley, Sonal Shingrani, Brooks Fyfe and Hunt Barksdale.





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