EAST PRAIRIE - Clifford L.B. Mathis, 87, died at 11:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 2003, at his home.
Born Sept. 8, 1915, in Corinth, Miss., son of the late John N. and Louella Russell Mathis, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life where he was a land owner and farmer. A member of the First Church of God of East Prairie, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
On Aug. 6, 1945, he married Gladys Marie Miller who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Kenny Keck of East Prairie; two grandchildren and their spouses, Brad and Julie Keck and Tammi and Jon Hutcheson of East Prairie; and three great-grandchildren, Clint Hutcheson, Victoria Hutcheson and Ali Keck of East Prairie.
Three brothers, William Richard Mathis, Cye Mathis and J.D. Mathis; and four sisters, Thelma Mars, Grady Jones, Finnie Morrison and Kellie Mathis preceded him in death.
Visitation begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Shelby Funeral Home, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday.
Burial will follow in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.