Obituaries

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. 


Dorothy Jackson

Dorothy Jackson, 67 of Friars Point died June 1, 2019 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. She was born Oct. 27, 1951 in Friars Point.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2018 at Friendship Baptist Church in Friars Point. The Rev. Robert Watkins will officiate.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.



Eunice Denise Farmer

Eunice Denise Farmer, 63, a homemaker out of Dundee, died June 3, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.


Regina Inez McCoy

Regina Inez McCoy, 91, of Lakeland, Tenn., and formerly of Clarksdale  passed away Saturday June 1, 2019 at home. Visitation is Monday June 3, 2019 from10:30 to 11 a.m. at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Monday June 3, 2019 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.




Virginia Sherman Lavender

Mrs. Virginia Sherman Lavender, 96, passed away at her home at Providence Personal Care Community in Senatobia on May 10, 2019. Born on November 6, 1922, at her family home near Charleston, she was the fourth child of Otey J. and Aline West Sherman. Her family was one of the oldest farming families in the Mississippi Delta.



Michael Ray Bell

Michael Ray Bell, Sr., 65, an Owner/Operator Bell Sheetrock, passed away May 28, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Oxford, MS. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are 2 p.m.


Joseph Lee Robinson

Joseph Lee Robinson, 92, of Friars Point died Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

A public viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.




Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, 68, of Jackson, Tenn., died May 21, 2019 of natural causes.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale. The Rev. Luster C. Tyler II will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Eagle Church Cemetery in Dublin.


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