AMORY – Clara Doris Poe Burroughs, 91, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Born Sept. 3, 1922, in Ecru, she was the daughter of Irvin Baker and Clara Sue Browning. After her mother's death, she was raised by her grandparents, E.L. and Cinda Browning.
She graduated from Ecru School. A devout Christian, she loved spreading the love of Jesus Christ and his faithfulness. She attended First Baptist Church, St. Andrews Methodist Church and North Mississippi Worship Center. She was employed by Amory Middle School and Walmart during her 66 years in Amory.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna Poe Clement; brothers, Dr. Clayton Baker, M.D., Frances Baker (Laverlin ""B""); grandchildren, Charles Clay Clement, Krysti Poe, Thomas Poe (Ladell) and Miranda Williams; great-granddaughter, Mileya McKitchen; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husbands, Tom Poe and Vance (Buddy) Burroughs; daughter, Jan Poe Carr; son, Tommy Poe; brother, Billy Baker; and nephew, David Baker.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Dudley Nash officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Dewey Hannon, John Darden, Frank Dugas, Dusty Thompson, Bob Carr and Lloyd Williams.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.