Obituaries




Martha Lou Fox Farris

Martha Lou Fox Farris, 88, a homemaker from Clarksdale, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.


Betty Jewel Jones

Betty Jewel Jones, 83, a retired Office Manager at CableCom, died June 11, 2019 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday June 14, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Friday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.



Frances Louise 'Weesie' Carson

Frances Louise "Weesie" Carson, 84, an Avon representative from Sumner, died June 10, 2019 at Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation.  Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019 at Sumner Baptist Church in Sumner with burial in the Missions Cemetery in Winona. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.


Joseph Cox

Joseph Cox, 63, a farmer from Clarksdale, died June 10, 2019 at his home. Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Mt. Pisgah M. B. Church with burial in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.



Annie Mae Jenkins

Annie Mae Jenkins, 66, of Clarksdale died June 7, 2019 at the Clarksdale Nursing Center.

Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. L.C. Tyler officiating. Burial will be at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.


Johnnie Mae King

Johnnie Mae King, 88, of Clarksdale died June 8, 2019 at her home.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at McKinley St. Church of Christ with minister Oscar Dorsey officiating. Burial will be at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.



Anthony Ray Saffold

Anthony Ray Saffold, 55, of Clarksdale died June 2, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.

Funeral service is at noon Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Greater Centennial Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Josh Stokes officiating. Burial will be at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.


Daniel Lee Hunt

Daniel Lee Hunt, Sr. 82, of Clarksdale died Monday, June 10, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

A public viewing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.


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