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Blaine Cauthen

Blaine Cauthen, 49, an owner operator of Mac Geo Oil and Gas Research from Waynesboro, died Nov.1, 2019 at Flowood. Visitation is 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov.5, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are noon Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.



Molly Jane Tolar Franks

Molly Jane Tolar Franks, 67, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 in Clarksdale. Born on Aug. 3, 1952 in Clarksdale, she was the daughter of the late Sam V. Tolar, Sr. and Bernice Rowland Tolar.

Mrs. Franks graduated from Clarksdale High School and Delta State College. She served in the Army for six years, achieving the rank of Captain.


Morris Sample

Mr. Morris Sample, 69, of Lula died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at home.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.


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Charles Joseph Fava

Charles Joseph Fava, 52, of Clarksdale, a co-owner of Crossroads Furniture and Properties, died Oct. 17, 2019 at M D Anderson in Houston, Texas. Visitation is Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, 10-11 am at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at St.


Benton Frank Barrett

Benton Frank Barrett, age 81, of Grenada died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was born Feb. 27, 1938 in Bruce to the late William Benton and Jessie Lee (Goforth) Barrett.


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State Supreme Court issues ruling in costly conflict between city, county

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Residents in two areas north of Clarksdale will continue to be county residents and not be annexed into the city after a ruling issued by the state’s highest court last week.

The ruling apparently puts an end to a land tussle that dates back eight years and could end up costing local taxpayers nearly $1.5 million.



Authorities search for missing inmate in Clarksdale

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is looking for Quitman County Community Work Center Inmate Walter Lee Lewis.                                                                                                                

Lewis, 31, was last seen around 1:05 p.m. Thursday at a jobsite in Clarksdale.



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Symphony Shonte Wilson

Symphony Shonte Wilson, 29, of Tunica died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 in Robinsonville.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale with the Rev. Jimmy Glasper presiding.

Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.



Noel Monaghan Russell

Noel Monaghan Russell, 63, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Stuart, Fla., from complications from a heart attack he suffered several days earlier.

Noel was born in Clarksdale on June 24, 1955, to Mr. and Mrs.  James A. Russell, Jr. and raised on his family’s farm near Jonestown. 


Mae Byrd Weems

Mae Byrd Weems, 99, a Retired Hostess at NWMRMC, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Washington Care Center. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.


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Lucy Terry Erby, 101, of Clarksdale died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.

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