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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson, 72, of Tutwiler died Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.




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First Nursing Home Case Reported In County

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

Coahoma County posted its first reported case of coronavirus in a nursing home Monday, while the state saw the traditional drop in cases reported over the weekend.

Mississippi reported only one death from the disease on Monday.

Coahoma County went 118 days into the pandemic without a case of the virus reported in a Long Term Care (LTC) facility. The state’s case count for LTC’s also includes staff who test positive with the disease and not just residents of those facilities.

There have been no deaths reported in LTC’s in Coahoma County.


Leroy Hubert Owens

Leroy Hubert Owens, 96, of Union City, Tenn., formerly of Clarksdale passed away at the Obion County Nursing home, on June 16, 2020.

Graveside services will be held in Clarksdale at Oakridge Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020 with Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating.


As COVID-19 cases fall, Clarksdale considers mandatory masks

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

While COVID-19 is still out there, Mississippi is reporting single digit fatality numbers again and Coahoma County has only had six new cases in a week.

The Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioner will consider making people in the public wear masks at it regular board meeting Monday.



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Lavon D. Dye

Lavon D. Dye, 87, of Randolph, a retired security guard with Sunshine Mills in Tupelo, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at University Medical Center in Jackson.

Mr. Dye was a U.S. Air Force veteran, where he guarded the atomic bomb. He loved gardening and farming. He also raised miniature horses, llamas, cows and ducks.



Howard Smith

Howard Smith was called to his reward on May 4, 2018, as a result of a heart attack, reaching the age of 83.

He was born on Feb. 14, 1935, in Chickasha, Okla., to Dan and Lena Smith. He was the fourth child in a family of 12 children. At the age of 2, he moved with his family to DeRidder, La.




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