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A Parade for Billy

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

 

They held a parade and only Billy came to it.

Billy Hopkins was hesitant to have a retirement party due to the COVID-19 pandemic after working for Farm Bureau Insurance in downtown Clarksdale for 43 years, so friends decided to just drive by and send him off with a reverse parade.


Fulla Caridakis

A private graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020 aat Clay County Memory Gardens for Mrs. Fulla Caridakis, age 90, of Ashland.

Mrs. Caridakis passed away peacefully at her home, Saturday, July 4, 2020.


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Malcolm Mabry Jr.

Malcolm Mabry, Jr. of Dublin, born in 1933, was an animal lover, farmer, teacher, artist, writer and former long-time legislator. Malcolm Mabry, Jr. died June 12, 2020 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Malcolm was 87-years-old. He leaves behind the legacy of a life devoted to the betterment of both man and animals.


Allen Lee Shaffer

Allen Lee Shaffer, II, 40, an Audio Technician, died Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale.


Beverly Allen

Beverly Allen, 55, of Clarksdale died June 7, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Public viewing is June 19, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside service is 1 p.m. June 20, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery with Pastor Kenneth Gooden presiding.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.


Willye B. Shanks

Willye B. Shanks, 98, of Clarksdale, born Nov. 3, 1922, died.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. June 17 with the Rev. Thompson officiating. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.



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FLOYD INGRAM: Are you ready for Good News?

By FLOYD INGRAM / THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

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.




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Edna Nowell

Edna Nowell, 90, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday March 27, 2019, in Ooltewah, Tenn., and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Voting Right

The system works.

While you may be dismayed by what politicians do once they get in office, we hope you never doubt the process that gets them there.


Leon Thomas Corso

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.



St. Elizabeth School's backpack project helps feed area school children

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Students from St. Elizabeth Catholic School are participating in a “backpack project” to help feed needy children who would otherwise have to go hungry all weekend.

This is the third year of the project and Immaculate Conception and St. Elizabeth Catholic churches partnered to make it happen.


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