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William Slaughter

William Slaughter, 73, of Tutwiler died Monday, July 20, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Frison Chapel Church Cemetery in Brazil, Miss.

Waller won’t ‘go’ to DNC in August



Jen Waller was all set to go represent Coahoma County and the Mississippi Delta as a delegate at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, and while she will still represent us, she won’t go.

The convention is Aug. 17 to 20 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisc., but it will be meeting virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is unlikely Waller, a Clarksdale native and currently the director of the Coahoma County Higher Education Center, will be able to attend the convention, but she will be able to cast her votes as a delegate and hopes to use her experience to make a difference.

Albert AC Sims

Albert AC Sims, 74, born November 12, died in Clarksdale.

Funeral services are noon Thursday, July 23, 2020 with the Rev. Gooden officiating. Graveside is at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Linda Brooks Whitehead

Linda Brooks Whitehead, 79, a retired teacher from Clarksdale,, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside service is 9 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.


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This will be the first Easter in more than 30 years that I have not been in church on Sunday.

I’ve said before in this space that I started going to church nine-months before I was born. Yes, there was a rebellious stage in my early 20s, but “raise up a child in the way he should go” . . . well, you know the rest.


Ronald Johnson

Ronald Johnson, 57, of Clarksdale died Monday, April 6, 2020 at Highland of Memphis Nursing Home in Memphis.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.

Delta Burial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Jewel Moore Williams

Jewel Moore Williams, 91, a homemaker, passed away Dec. 27, 2019 at her home. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Visitation will also be 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, with the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.



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Linda Young, 49, of Clarksdale died Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 at home. A viewing will be held from 1... READ MORE


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