Obituaries

Billy Joe Haley

Billy Joe Haley, 53, a retired captain with the Clarksdale Police Department and Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Methodist Central in Memphis, Tenn.

Billy Joe was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.


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.  



Shirley Gee Busby

Shirley Gee Busby, 88, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at Providence Assisted Living in Batesville.

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at Shiloh United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Shiloh Cemetery in Batesville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service.


Mamie Nell Williams

Mamie Nell Williams, 74, of Marks, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven.

A public viewing will be held Friday, March 1, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the New Paradise Baptist Church in Marks.



Hazel L. Cotton

Hazel L. Cotton, 82, of Friars Point, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at her home in Clarksdale.

A public viewing will be held Friday, March 1, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 S. State St. in Clarksdale.


Freddie Williams

Freddie Williams, 48, of Tunica, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Tunica County.

A public viewing was held Friday, Feb., 22, 2019, at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 S. State St. in Clarksdale.



John Gilbert

On Tuesday, Feb.  19, 2019, God called home John Gilbert, 78. A longtime resident of Tupelo, he passed away at home.

John was born July 21, 1940, to John Amos Gilbert and Dorotha Brewer Stewart in Clarksdale.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and “Pops.”


Florence Dotson

Florence Dotson, 63, of Clarksdale, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at her home.

Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale.



Johnette Bolm

Johnette Bolm, 73, a retired assistant auditor at First National Bank and Rena Lara resident, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.


Eugenia Ann 'Susie' Bailey

Eugenia Ann “Susie” Bailey, 78, a Clarksdale resident who was a retired bookkeeper at John Montgomery CPA in Tunica, as well as with Holmes and Howell CPA in Clarksdale and the Walter Thompson Law Office, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at the Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. 


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