Clyde Perkins

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 11, 2009

TALLULA, Miss. — Clyde Perkins died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at Lafayette General Hospital in Lafayette, La., as the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was 87.

Mr. Perkins was an Anguilla native and had lived in Tallula, Miss., for the past 52 years. He was a farmer and a veteran of the Army, serving in World War II.

He was preceded in death by a son, Clyde Jessie “C.J.” Perkins; a daughter, Sharon Perkins Juslin; and a brother, Wallace Perkins.

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He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Hazel Parham Perkins; one son, Tim Perkins of Issaquena County; two daughters, Linda Paulette Perkins Young of St. Martinsville, La., and Susan Perkins Walters of Newburg, Ind.; a brother, Newton Perkins of Weathersford, Texas; a sister, Susie Terry of Gonzales, La.; and 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rolling Fork Church of Christ with the Revs. Norman Maranto and Coy Walters officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery in Rolling Fork under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Hatcher, Ronnie Kerr, Bill “Jr.” Clinkscales, James Miller, Deanie Miller and Gerald “Pee Wee” Ingram.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Wildlife Turkey Federation.