Dateline: September 12, 2002
services for Mary Catherine Pafford, age 95, were held at 10:30 a.m. on
Wednesday, September 11, 2002, in Claude Cemetery with Rev. Janet Edwards,
Pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Claude, officiating.
Burial was held in Claude Cemetery under the direction of Robertson
Funeral Directors, Inc., in Clarendon.
Pafford died Sunday, September 8, 2002, in Claude. She was born October 18, 1906, in Martin, Tennessee, and came
from Fulton, Kentucky, to Claude in 1908.
She married Hermon Crystal Pafford on September 14, 1924, at
Claude. He preceded her in
death on March 8, 1975. She
was a charter member of the Malden Harmony Club in Claude and a charter
member of the Claude Alumni Association.
She was a member of the Claude Business Women’s Club and joined
the First United Methodist Church in 1920 where she was a member of the
Phoebe K. Warner Sunday School Class.
She was a homemaker.
was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Louise Lockhart, on August 6,
include one daughter, Kay Ann Chester of Kingsland, Texas; one son, Joe
Pafford of Mahomet, Illinois; two sisters-in-law, Lily B. Bagwell of
Claude and Darlene Ledbetter of Vega; five grandchildren; and ten great
casket bearers were Nace Baggerman, Bob Byrd, Ivan Chauveaux, John
Chauveaux, Wilbur Cobb, Carl McElroy, and Wade Watson.
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