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North Cleveland Cemetery
Wednesday January 4th, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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First Baptist Church- Cleveland
Wednesday January 4th, 2017

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First Baptist Church- Cleveland
Wednesday January 4th, 2017

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Inez Thomas McCain

CLEVELAND- Inez Thomas McCain, age 88, of Cleveland, died peacefully on December 30, 2016 at North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville, MS.

Family will receive friends for a celebration of Inez's life on Wednesday, January 4, at the Cleveland First Baptist Church. Visitation begins at 12:00 p.m., with services to follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will take place at the New Cleveland Cemetery. Dr. Macklyn Hubbell and Rev. Milton Burd will officiate the services.

Inez worked for the Department of the Navy during World War II and later became Bolivar County's first Justice Court Clerk. She was a charter member of Cleveland's VFW Auxiliary and served proudly in the American Legion Auxiliary at the local, state, and national levels. She loved her cats, cooked the best chicken dressing, and reveled in her family.  She was patriotic and adventurous; always kind and generous. Inez never met a stranger and greeted everyone with a smile. She was dearly loved and will be sorely missed.

Inez was preceded in death by her parents; James Henry and Virginia Joseph Thomas, husband; Joe Powell McCain and one son, Jackie.

Inez is survived by her three children, Mike (Darlene), Joey, and Sweetie Bea (Charles). Inez also has four grandchildren, Michael (Jenifer), Stuart (Chris), Lexie (Katie), and Doug; and four great-grandchildren, Ella, Cullen, Milo, and Clay.

Pallbearers will be Frank Michaels, Dan Bell, Robert Kittrell, Tom Steele, Rodney Lamb and Bill Havens. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Don Blackwood, Cecil Jennings, Bill Parks, Bill Aycock, Paul Lindsey, Jason Geary, Dr. John Arnold, Tommy Naron and Veterans; Sam Toliver, Mack Grimmett, Tommy Taylor, Wayne Vick, Don Cabrol, Ottis Hill, Sam Byrd, Lance Jackson & Leroy Beamon


Memorials may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary State Fund for National President or Auxiliary Local 165 P O Box 1382 Jackson, MS 39215

Cleveland Funeral home is charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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Johnny thanks for your thoughts and prays. Joey

Johnny Malatesta Jan 24 2017 12:00 AM

Johnny thanks for your thoughts and prayers. Joey

Joseph McCain Jan 24 2017 12:00 AM

So deeply saddened with the passing of a dear, dear friend, Inez...I have such wonderful memories of the many years knowing Inez and the fun times we had at National Conventions and meetings. She was so dedicated to the American Legion Auxiliary and gave of her time, talents and donations over the years. I will miss her greatly and cherrish the memories I have. Much love to all her family, Kris West, Past National President, 2000-01

Kristine S West and husband George Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family and friends of Inez Thomas McCain. Father God comfort and strengthen the family. May the Joy of the Lord send peace in their hearts knowing, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

American Legion Auxiliary
National Chaplain

American Legion Auxiliary National Chaplain Valerie Brown-Debro Jan 13 2017 12:00 AM

The American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters sends our deepest sympathies to you at this time. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Dubbie Buckler, National Secretary
Mary Davis, National President
Marta Hedding, National Treasurer

American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Inez McCain. She was such a wonderful and sweet person inside and out. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the family. Love to all of you!!

Terri Powell Smith Jan 9 2017 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers coming to you from the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Tennessee. May God's blessings be with each of you during
this time of sadness.

Department of Tennessee ALA Jan 6 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family at this time of sorrow.

Peggy Bishop, President ALA Dept. of Indiana Jan 6 2017 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers for the family from Department of Minnesota President

Carol Kottom Jan 6 2017 12:00 AM

What an amazing person Inez was. A friend, smiling, giving, kind. It is twenty years ago that I met Inez when she was the music director at Girls Nation. Since that time I have thought of her often and was always glad to see her at the American Legion Auxiliary National Convention. She was so dedicated to the American Legion Auxiliary. A wonderful lady!

Diane Duscheck Jan 6 2017 12:00 AM

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