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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

UPDATED Riverview Resident Passes

KINGSPORT — Mrs. Clellie M. Baylor departed this life on Monday, (March 12, 2007) at Brookhaven Health Care Center after a lengthy illness. She was born in Knoxville, but spent most of her life in Kingsport. Mrs. Baylor was director of the Summer Recreation Program located at Douglass High School for 15 years. She had a passion for working with children/youth. After being employed at J.C. Penny Co. and Kingsport Water Department, she started her own baby-sitting service and was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by her father, Mr. George McGhee; mother, Mrs. Estelle Stafford; two sisters, Ella Stafford and Veda Berry; two brothers, Stick and Brownie McGhee; and a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Cunningham. Survived by two daughters, Ms. Ellen Mason of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Eugenia (Jeannie) Hodges (Willie) of Kingsport; eight grandchildren, Lisa Greer, Susan Hodges, Willie Hassan and Shelbourne Mason, of Kingsport, Melissa (Vinnie) Adams of Chicago, Ill., Maia (Josh) Whittaker of Boulder, Colo., Patricia Mason of California, and Kennan (Gloria) Mason of Knoxville; 16 greatgrandchildren; 18 great-greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the hour of service and also anytime at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Eugenia (Jeannie) Hodges, 333 Louis St. Services will be conducted at 12 noon Friday at St. Mark United Methodist Church with Rev. Doug Tweed officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Brookhaven Healthcare Center for the care, kindness, and attention shown to Mrs. Baylor and family during her illness. Expression of love and online condolences can be sent via email to Mrs. Clellie M. Baylor and family are in the care of R.A. Clark Funeral Service.