David “Davie” Michael Dunavent, the infant son of Melody Coats and David Dunavent, was born on March 25, 2019, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Exactly nine weeks later (following a serious illness), he went to be with Jesus on May 27, 2019.
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.
Walter Burton "Kinnie" Hardy, 93, retired from Emhart, passed away peacefully May 26, 2019 at his home in Rena Lara. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday May 29, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.
Laura Lynn Resneck, 52, a former Teacher in Arkansas, died May 25, 2019 at Baptist East in Memphis. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Beth Israel Cemetery in Clarksdale. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale handled the arrangements.
Resneck, a resident of Olive Branch, graduated from Memphis Academy of Arts.
Gary Ellis Brown, 73, a retired Insurance Agent with Cigna Mutual of Omaha, passed away Wednesday May 22, 2019 at Northwest MS Regional Medical Center. Visitation is was 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday May 25, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m.
Frances "Fani" Townsend Atkinson, 93, of Magnolia formerly of Raymond and Drew, went to Heaven, on May 22, 2019, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019, and services will be at 11 a.m.
Josh Valentine, Sr., 82, of Clarksdale died Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
A public viewing will be held Friday, May 31, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.
Herman Andrew Jaco, Sr., 65, formerly of Clarksdale and of Hodges, Ala., passed away Monday May 20, 2019. Visitation is Thursday, May 23, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale, MS.
Curtis J. Manus, 84, a retired from D&L, died May 15, 2019 at his home in Clarksdale. Visitation is Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 10 to 11 a.m. at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Jeptha Marchant Gates, Sr., 74, crossed over on Friday, May 17, 2019. Anyone who knew him felt his amazing spirit. His kindness and quick wit held everyone's attention. Jep was passionate about duck hunting, conservation and soil health.