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  By Joseph McCain Winston, Webster and Choctaw 

State tallies 67 deaths due to COVID-19; Louisville and Winston add curfews



By Joseph McCain

Winston, Webster and Choctaw 

The Mississippi Department of Health reported at 10 a.m. on April 8, 2003 COVID-19 positive persons in the state with 67 deaths. These cases were as of 6 p.m. April 7, 2020. Cases reported to the MSDH after 6 p.m. will be reported later.

Mr. Warren Dale Orr


Mr. Warren Dale Orr, 86, died April 1, 2020 at his residence in Eupora. A Private Immediate Family Only, Funeral and Graveside service was held 2:00PM Monday April 6, 2020 at Greensboro Cemetery in Webster County, MS. Bro Don Parish officiated. Dale was a member of Tomnolen Baptist Church, a U. S.

Wanda Faye Yarbrough


Wanda Faye Yarbrough, 73, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at Conn Cemetery with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating.

Ronnie Ray McBroom, Jr.


Ronnie Ray McBroom, Jr., 49, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Memorial services were at 3:00 p.m. Monday, March 30, at Crystal Ridge Baptist Church with Cody Ming officiating. Visitation was the day of the service at the church from 2:00 p.m. until service time.



A private graveside service was held Saturday April 4 at Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia for revered Mississippi folklorist, essayist, poet and teacher Ovid S. Vickers of Decatur, who died March 31, 2020. He was 89.