Mary Elizabeth Clemons, 85, of Cookeville died Saturday, March 3, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
She was born March 3, 1927 in Silver Point to the late Robert P. Maggart and Mattie Belle Dyer Maggart. She was a loving lady and was loved in return by many friends, as well as her family, and she had a special place in her heart for her animals. She was also a member of Mattie Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by sister; Louise Burton-Buck (husband Robert H. Buck) of McMinnville and Cookeville, and brother, Robert J. Maggart (wife Christine) of Cookeville. She is also survived by a niece, Shannon Byrd (husband Fred) of McMinnville, and two nephews, James E. Maggart (wife Evon) of Cookeville, and Scott Burton of Dallas Texas; three great-nephews, Lance and Logan Byrd of McMinnville, and James Robert Maggart (wife Amanda) of Cookeville; and great-niece, Kimberly Maggart also of Cookeville; and one great-great nephew, Eric Maggart; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ruby and Byrd Clemons of Silver Point, Katie Lee, Janie B., and Arthur; and special friends Charlotte Ragland, Linda Barnes, and Pat Nash, all of Cookeville; and caring neighbors as well as several loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lionel Clemons; two brothers, Frank Edward Maggart and Willard Maggart; and brothers-in-law, Whitson Burton, Arvil, Fayron, and Roosevelt Clemons.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at the Chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial followed at Maggart Family Cemetery. Harry Green and Woody Russell officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cookeville, Putnam County Animal Shelter.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 7, 2012