Ray Owens, 83, from Lyon and a retired business owner of Owens Custom Marble, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019.
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Mary Wheasler Meredith, 95, a homemaker from Lyon, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Lyon Methodist Church in Lyon. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Lyon Methodist Church in Lyon with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
Joseph Richard Weeks, 37, a Construction worker, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 at home. Visitation is 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.
Charles Patrick “Chad” Potts, 26, passed away on July 7, 2019 at his home in Hernando.
Chad was born in 1993 in Memphis and graduated from Hernando High School.
Visitation was from 4 until funeral service at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 both at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home of Hernando.
Willie Wayne Davis Bolen was also known as “Silly Willie” by her late husband Jack Bolen and had changed her name to Betty Sue in 1955. She was the daughter of the late Alliene and Ira Wilson and the late Eddie Davis who passed away when she was a young child.
Robert Douglas Hensley, 48, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Clarksdale from congestive heart failure. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019 and the service was at 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church. Burial was be at Oakridge Cemetery.
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.
Jason Stuart Carpenter, 39, a former Teacher and Coach at Clarksdale High School, died June 30, 2019 at Methodist University. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. is Wednesday July 3, 2019, at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale.
James Bryant of Clarksdale died Saturday, June 22, 2019.
Funeral services are noon Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Clarksdale. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019.
Century Funeral Home will direct funeral services.
Robin Sherman Valsamakis, 66, died Monday, June 24, 2019 at Baptist Memorial East in Memphis. She was born March 6, 1953 in Jackson to Jack J. Sherman and Amy Jeanelle Sherman. She was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen.
The Clarksdale Municipal School District unanimously selected a 26-year veteran in education Dr. Earl Joe Nelson to be the next superintendent of the school district Wednesday afternoon.
Nelson succeeds Dennis Dupree, who retired after spending 12 years in the position.
Etta Turner has been a fixture at the Clarksdale Municipal School District since 1998, but not in the traditional role as an educator.
A 23-year-old man has been charged in the armed robbery of a Clarksdale business on Friday night.
Dontereon Badger was taken into custody around midnight Friday in the 100 block of James Washington Street in Friars Point by deputies with the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office.
After 12 years as the Clarksdale Municipal School District Superintendent of Schools, Dennis J. Dupree will retire June 28.
Dupree made the announcement during Thursday evening’s regular December board meeting.
While a recent survey shows there is a great concern about crime in Clarksdale, there were few members of the public in attendance at Thursday’s forum where a plan guiding the city’s police department for the next five years was unveiled.
The Pig is back.
In a town where residents say they’ve been hungry for another grocery store option, Piggly Wiggly announced Monday plans to build a new store along Desoto Avenue near the Highway 61 bypass.
A man charged in a Clarksdale murder in mid-November made his initial court appearance on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Nikolus TaShawn White, 19, had his request for bond denied by Clarksdale Municipal Court Judge Derek Hopson and White remains lodged in the Coahoma County Jail.
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.
A 41-year-old Clarksdale man was shot and killed by an officer with the Clarksdale Police Department, who was investigating a reported prowler on Saturday night in a quiet residential area near downtown Clarksdale.
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.