Obituaries

Willie Charles Clark

Willie Charles Clark, 60, of Jonestown died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at home.

A public viewing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.


Herman Laverne Furniss

Herman Laverne Furniss of Rena Lara, born October 6, 1931 in Belen to Alvy George Furniss and Gertrude Mary Alice Ferguson, died Aug. 7, 2019 at the age of 87. He is preceded in death by his wife Imogene Roark Furniss; they were married August 10, 1950. He is preceded in death by grandson Justin Furniss and great grandson Cody Furniss.




Willie Hopson, Jr.

Willie Hopson, Jr., 72, of Lyon, Mississippi, died Aug. 6, 2019, in critical care at the Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at King's Temple Missionary Baptist Church located at 1402 Lyon Ave, in Clarksdale. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug.



Vivian Atwood Malatesta

Vivian Atwood Malatesta left this life in the early morning hours of Aug. 4, 2019, at the Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland where she had been a resident of Long Term Care. Vivian first arrived to Frank Atwood and Mary Hall Atwood on Feb. 15, 1930, in Prentiss where she grew up with her five siblings and at least one pet goat named Billy.


Mae Byrd Weems

Mae Byrd Weems, 99, a Retired Hostess at NWMRMC, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Washington Care Center. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.



Wayne L. Ashby

Wayne L. Ashby, 83, a Lyon resident, retired farmer and co-owner and operator of the family grocery store, passed away Saturday August 3, 2019 at home. Visitation is 11 a.m. to noon Monday, August 5, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside service is at noon Monday, August 5, 2019 at Memorial Gardens in Lyon.




Charlie Banks, Jr.

Charlie Banks, Jr., 59, died July 30, 2019 in Clarksdale.

Services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Century Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial was at McLaurin Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation was noon to 5 p.m. Friday.

Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.



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