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, 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, 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.
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.