Clara Strickland

Clara Lee Roebuck Strickland, 94, of Newton, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at J.G. Alexander Nursing Home in Union. She was born Friday, Aug. 3, 1923, in Kosciusko. 

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 30 at Newton County Funeral Home South. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at Masonic Cemetery in Newton.

The Rev. Gary Howse will officiate. Newton County Funeral Home South is in charge of arrangements.\

She is preceded in death by her husband, Glen Thomas Strickland; her parents, Herman Roebuck and Violet Roebuck; a daughter, Rosemary Everett; two grandchildren, Kristie Strickland, Wayne Hollingsworth; and two sisters, Patricia Roebuck and Brenda Pierce.

Survivors include her sons, Robert Strickland (Lynn) and Tony Strickland (Mary), of Newton; a daughter, Peggy Hollingsworth, of Newton eight, grandchildren, Rhonda Bolton, Randy Strickland, Carl Strickland, Doug Hollingsworth (Linda), Robbie Strickland, Joni Strickland (Chris), Ruth Ellington (Mark) and Sandy Everett; and a host of great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Carl Strickland, Robbie Strickland, Doug Hollingsworth, Bud Hollingsworth, Chris Strickland and Corbin Ellington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Newton United Methodist Church in Newton.

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