Lifelong Clarksdale resident, Richard Winston “Wimpy” Gilbert, 89, passed away on May 20, 2020, at N.W.R.M.C. He graduated from Clarksdale High School, Delta State College and the School of Banking at LSU. He was retired from United Southern Bank as a Senior Vice-President.
Clarksdale will be under executive orders at least one more week as the Board of Mayor and Commissioners decided to mirror the state’s leadership and follow the Governor's guidelines.
“We are in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi,” said Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy. “We have seen an uptick and I want to remind people roaming around, if you don’t have essential business to do, go home.”
Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting a cluster of COVID-19 infections related to a recent funeral in Northeast Mississippi.
The funeral and after-service gathering were held on May 17, in the city of Baldwyn (located in Lee and Prentiss counties) and were attended by approximately 100 people.
For the second consecutive year, Coahoma Community College has won The Home Depot’s Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program. The College has beaten out 60 other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to win a competitive $50,000 grant.
Something was missing from Clarksdale this Spring.
Tourist from all over this great nation and the world were not walking our streets, in our restaurants and joints, shopping in our stores and sleeping in our hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast inns.
And we missed them.
Eddie Bee Jr., 68, of Friars Point died at Merit Health in Clarksdale.
Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. May 29, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
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.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Thu. May 7 through Tues. May 12, 2020.
Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156.
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.
Quitman County Community Work Center escapee Walter Lee Lewis is now in custody.
Lewis, 31, was arrested around 2 p.m. Friday without incident in Fulton and will be returned to prison.
It is not known how Lewis made it to Fulton or if he had help making his escape Thursday.
Clarksdale Police are seeking information on a shooting early Thursday morning that sent a man to a Memphis hospital. Police are also seeking information on three burglaries reported Wednesday.
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, 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.
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.
St. Elizabeth School recently announced its honor roll for the third nine-week grading period.
Pastor’s List (All A’s) honors went to sixth-grader Rachel Thornton, fourth-graders Cooper Flowers and Harris Stonestreet, and third-grader Lucy Beth Anthony.
Dillard Dee Melton, Sr., 86, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at his home in Tutwiler.
Mr. Dillard was a workaholic, avid hunter and cotton grower who lived and breathed farming.
The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tenn., recently announced its A and B honor rolls for the first quarter of the 2018-’19 school year. The following Clarksdale resident earned A Honor Roll status: Chloe Tyner, 11th-grader. The following Clarksdale resident earned B Honor Roll status: Sydney Cohen, 11th-grader.
Leon Thomas Corso, 96, of Clarksdale and a retired owner/operator of Corso Liquor Store and worked with his father at Corso Distributing, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m.