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Bro. Ray Simpson

Bro. Ray Simpson, 87, a music minister at Riverside Baptist Church, died Jan. 4, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Baptist Church with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.


Nellie Ann Ellington

Nellie Ann Ellington, 65, a School Teacher, died Jan. 13, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland. Funeral mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland with burial in the Shelby Cemetery in Shelby.


Tyronnica Hawkins

 

Tyronnica Hawkins, 38 died Dec. 22, 2019 on the Coahoma County Highway.

She was born Aug. 17, 1981.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Jan. 4, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Luster Tyler officiating. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden.


Annie Mae Ainsworth

Annie Mae Ainsworth, 91, of Lyon and retired from Village Grocery, died Dec. 24, 2019. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.


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Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

It appears the Sunflower River peaked at nearly 22 and a half feet in downtown Clarksdale at about 9 p.m. Sunday before starting a slow withdrawal.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the river was at 22.35 feet and starting a slow, steady descent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gage located at downtown Clarksdale.


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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