This Week's Featured Marker:
Pinetop Perkins – July 7, 1913 – March 21, 2011
VisitationSunday, March 27, 2011 – 3:00pm – 5:00pmCook-Walden Funeral Home6100 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78752512-454-5611
Funeral ServiceMonday, March 28, 2011 – 5:00pmColonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home6100 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78752512-454-5611
Celebration of LifeMonday, March 28, 2011 – 8:00PMAntone’s Blues Club213 W 5th StAustin, TX 78701
Burial services will be on Saturday, April 2, 2011 in Clarksdale, MS.Details are still being finalized.
Pianist Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, born in 1913, has returned to Mississippi for no less than four marker unveilings, including one in his honor in his hometown of Belzoni and another at the Hopson Plantation outside Clarksdale, where he worked as a tractor driver. Pinetop also was a guest at unveilings honoring Hubert Sumlin in Greenwood and the Abbay & Leatherman plantation in Tunica, an early home of Robert Johnson.
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