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January 18, 2013

Evelyn Blanks Clay

QUITMAN —     Memorial services for Evelyn Blanks Clay will be held today, at 2 p.m., at Collinsville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Clay, 97, a lifelong resident of Collinsville, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Golden Living Nursing Home. She was born June 1, 1915, to Irma and Marvin Blanks. A graduate of Collinsville High School and The University of Southern Mississippi, she was a well-known and beloved retired English teacher. Her former students, her friends and family will remember her for her quick wit, her love of reading and for her talent as a gifted writer and poet.

    A long time member and officer of her local garden club, she loved flowers, and until ill health prevented, was known in the community for her knowledge and love of plants and for her eye stopping spring gardens. Following her retirement from teaching, she, also, especially enjoyed her work with “America First Tours” and the many friends she met while traveling with them.

    Mrs. Clay was a devoted member of Collinsville Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and served on a number of church committees.

    Survivors include her children: Dr. John Clay and his wife Beth of Meridian, and Dan Clay and his wife Susan of Bailey; 10 grandchildren; and, nine great-grandchildren.

    A special “thank you” is extended to her special friend Dorothy Neal, her roommate for four years.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar C. Clay; her parents; one sister, Rosalyn McPhail; and, two brothers: Marvin Blanks and Edwin Blanks.

    Memorials may be made to Collinsville United Methodist Church, 9114 Church Road, Collinsville, MS 39325.

    Visitation will be today, at 1 p.m., at the church.

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