Alma Dell Magee Clawson
July 10, 1933 – April 10, 2020
Alma Dell Magee Clawson, 86, died in her home on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. Their will have a one-hour visitation for family and the closest of friends on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at Hartman Hughes Funeral Home in Tylertown, followed by gravesite burial at Magee’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Clawson was born in Hodge, LA, to parents Hilda Brumfield Magee and Jack “JD” Magee. She was raised in New Orleans, but spent many wonderful times in Darbun with her large family – the Magee’s and Brumfield’s! She loved the country and became a well-known genealogist, spending time talking to people in the county and searching through cemeteries for information. She published 4 genealogies, wrote regular articles for the Tylertown Times, and published two novels. She was an excellent painter, and a spirited soprano, singing in the New Orleans opera and her church choirs for decades. She was a history buff and very patriotic, belonging to the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Historical Society, helped to set up the Railroad Museum in Tylertown, and during the years headed up over 13 clubs in Walthall County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wilson Clawson; her father Jack “J.D” Magee, her step-mother Hazel Magee; her mother, Hilda Brumfield Mascair, and step father, John Edward Mascair, her precious son Bruce Allan Clawson, who died on April 10, 1966, in an automobile accident when he was 4 years old, and her beloved brother, Buiel Larou Magee, and brother-in-law Al Harrison.
Survivors are her children: Rebecca Vance, Stevenson (Steve) Clawson, (wife Cheryl), Michael Buiel Clawson (wife Gail), Ramah Roxanne Bordelon, (husband Randall) and Richard (Rick) Russell Clawson (wife Tanya); granddaughters: Jennifer Scripps, Lacey Clawson, Katie Tortorich, (husband Thomas); Jessica Clawson, Sarah Clawson, and Brielle Bordelon, grandsons: Stevenson Clawson (wife Christina), John Paul Clawson (wife Ashley) , Samuel Clawson (wife Sara Lynn), Scott Clawson (wife Sarah), Stuart Clawson, Joshua Bordelon, Benjamin Bordelon; great grandchildren: Ayden Tortorich, Adeline Scripps, Sophia Clawson, Ellery Tortorich, Scarlett Clawson, Kaylynn Clawson, Samuel Clawson and John Paul Clawson, sister-in-law, Jean and Bill Bourdon and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Harrison.
A Celebration of Life is to be held at Magee’s Creek Church at a later date.