SHAW- Aubrey Guy Corley, age 73 of Shaw, MS passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at his home in Shaw.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 24, 2020 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. A celebration of life funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 25, 2020, in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Linn Methodist Church Cemetery. Reverend Robert Haney will officiate the services.
Aubrey was born November 22, 1946, to Guy R. and Norma Jean Cone Corley in Shaw, MS. He was a Vietnam War Veteran who served in the 25th Infantry 2nd -22nd Battalion. He was stationed in Chu Che and Dow Thang Vietnam. He was a highly decorated soldier having received the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism, the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action, the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for Meritorious Service in connection with military operations against hostile forces and was awarded two additional bronze stars with "V" device and Oak Leaf Clusters for Heroism. He was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Medal, US Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campain Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the Expert Marksman Badge.
Upon his return from the war, he began working in construction until he started working with Trunkline Gas Company in 1980 and, retired from Trunkline in 2003. He also enjoyed working on his farm. Aubrey married Violet Pope on November 19, 1982, at their home in Shaw.
He was preceded in death by his parents Guy Reddit and Norma Jean Corley, Sister, Shirley Jean Corley Gill, daughters in law, India Corley, and Leigh Anne Marquis.
Aubrey is survived by his wife of 37 years Violet Pope Corley of Shaw, MS. Three sons, Greg Corley, Kenneth Beevers (Robin), and William "Bill" Beevers.
Five granddaughters, Cloie Corley, Denise Beevers Hudson,(Chris), Brandy Beevers Loper, Brittney Beevers (Dale McCollum), and RaeAnne Beevers Dupee. Nine great-grandchildren, Adin Thuecks, Aly Thuecks, Aubrie McCollum, Savannah Richardson, Marshall Richardson, Ryan Smith, Austin Smith, Jacob Hudson, and Kameron Hudson. He also leaves a special friend Nathan Norquist.
Pallbearers are Chris Hudson, Dale McCollum, Nathan Norquist, Ryan Smith, Austin Smith, and Jacob Hudson. The honorary pallbearers will be the Trunkline Gas Co-Workers.
Memorials may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38501 or Interstate Baptist Church 948 Sandpit Road Shaw, MS 38773.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be signed at http://www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.
Due to the COVID, -19 distancing restrictions will be in place and masks will be required at all services.