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Lehrton Cemetery
Thursday September 29th, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Maysie Elizabeth Yawn

DUNCAN - Maysie Elizabeth Shaffer Yawn, age 92, of Duncan , passed away on Sunday September 25, 2016 at her home. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Graveside service will immediately follow in the Shelby Cemetery.

Ms. Yawn was born on May 02, 1924 to Luther and Martha Lee Cummings Shaffer in Malvina, Mississippi. She married Elvin Levelle Yawn in 1941 and they moved to Ovalo, TX before moving back to MS in 1951 where they raised 7 children in the Mississippi Delta. She lived the last 50 years in the Hushpuckena community.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Lee Cummings Shaffer; her father, Luther Albert Shaffer; her husband, Elvin Levelle Yawn; her sisters, Ida Mae Redd, Arlene Barr and Ethel Mae Homer; her brothers, Roy Shaffer, John Powers, O.T. Shaffer and Obie Lee Shaffer; great grandsons, Brandon Yawn and Zachery Yawn.

Ms. Yawn is survived by Daughter, Peggy Sue (Oliver) Greenhaw of Merigold, MS.  Daughter, Margarette Lee Morgan of Coffeeville, MS.  Daughter, Patsy Ann (Donald) Sibley of Mathiston, MS.  Son, Elvin (Debra) Yawn of Clarksdale, MS.  Daughter, Maysie Deloris (Tristan) Harvey of Orofino, ID.  Son, Jesse E. (Kathy) Yawn of Adrian, GA.  Daughter, Sharon Pallerine of Oak Harbor, WA.  Sister-in-law, Dixie Shaffer of Skene, MS.  15 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 16 step-great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and 16 step-great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Don Sibley, Brad Yawn, Jesse Yawn, Jr., Dwayne Yawn and Alan Sibley.

Memorials may be made to the church of your choice.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online register book may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net

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Please accept sincere condolences to the family at this time of sadness. The pain and emptiness of heart can be very excruciating from the enemy death. The Sovereign Lord has made provisions to undo all pain, sickness, wickedness and even to put an end to death forever. (Revelation 21:3-5)

VG Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. We'll be praying for your family

Terry Martin Sep 29 2016 12:00 AM

I am praying for God to give comfort to all of you. I know how hard it is to give up you mother. I have been where you are today. My love and prayers are with you all.

shelby Finney Sep 28 2016 12:00 AM

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A Table Basket was ordered on September 28, 2016

Expression of Sympathy Sep 28 2016 12:00 AM

Peggy and Family
I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You look so much like her. I'm praying for peace and God's heavenly comfort for you.
Janie Lawson

Janie (Gray) Lawson Sep 28 2016 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Sep 28 2016 12:00 AM

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A Monet's Garden Table Basket was sent on September 28, 2016

She left great, anointed memories in my life. I truly loved Sister Yawn . (Margie Minton, Poteat)

Expression of Sympathy Sep 28 2016 12:00 AM

My dear Patsy and Elvin I am so very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing.My prayers are with you both and the rest of your family.

Pat Skelton Burgos Sep 28 2016 12:00 AM

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A Tradition and Splendor was ordered on September 27, 2016

Expression of Sympathy Sep 27 2016 12:00 AM

Love,thoughts and prayers.
Ms. Yawn will be missed.
A big part of my childhood memories
With the Yawn family. Church,family gatherings and dear friends.

Pat Robertson Jordan Sep 27 2016 12:00 AM

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