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Clara B. Burford

August 25, 1933 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 88)

Obituary

Clara Francis Bishop Burford, known as Granny Clara to grandchildren, age 88 of Barr, MS passed away on the evening of June 4, 2022. Clara was born August 25th, 1933 in Shelby County, TN to Herman F. Bishop & Maude Humphreys Bishop. 
Clara is survived by her beloved husband of 70 years, S. Joe Burford, son Randal Lee Burford (Gail), daughter-in-law Debbie Burford, daughter-in-law Sheila Burford Dahlgren, granddaughter Cassie Magill, four grandsons: Benjamin Burford (Nancy), Jeremy Burford (Tiffany), Johnathon Burford, Steven Burford; nine great-grandchildren: Christian Burford, Damian Splawn, Majesta Dillard, Jackson Burford, Carter Burford, Isabella Burford, Kloey Burford, Jaden Burford, Mikayla Burford, Tyler Moss; and one great-great grandson Malikiah. 
She is preceded in death by her mother & father, brother Tommy (Junior) Bishop, three sisters Dora Faye Clemons, Maxine Purdy, & Juanita Belew, three sons: Joe Lynn Burford, Steve Allen Burford, & Bernard Franklin Burford, & two grandsons: Joe Lynn Burford, Jr & Bernard Franklin Burford, Jr.  She graduated in 1951 from Thyatira School. Clara was a long-time member of Thyatira Church of Christ.  She retired from Tate County Schools in 1996. She and Joe raised four boys. Clara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend to many.
 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
June 6, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Thyatira Church of Christ
26059 Hwy 4 E
Senatobia, MS 38668

Funeral Service
Monday
June 6, 2022

11:00 AM
Thyatira Church of Christ
26059 Hwy 4 E
Senatobia, MS 38668

Interment following funeral service
Monday
June 6, 2022

Thyatira Cemetery
Old Hwy 4
Coldwater, MS 38618

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