Emily Clara H. Peacock, retired clerk


OXFORD — Emily Clara Holloway Peacock, 85, retired clerk with the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency in Indianola and Oxford, died Sept. 2, 2008 at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi.  

Funeral services were held Sept. 6 at St. Andrews United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Robbins and the Rev. John Kramer officiating.  Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery.   

Born in Courtland, Mrs. Peacock was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. She attended Northwest Mississippi Junior College and formerly served as a secretary at a prisoner of war camp in Como during WWII and worked at a naval yard in Brooklyn. She was active in Daughters of the American Revolution, enjoyed playing the piano while volunteering at Graceland Care Center and enjoyed serving as a volunteer at the Oxford-Lafayette County Library in the Skipwith Room and at the local pantry. Mrs. Peacock also managed the dining hall at Camp Lake Stephens. 

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Harper Anderson "Andy" Peacock; daughters, Marian Peacock Connolly of Washington D.C., and Martha Peacock Howorth Oxford; sister Olga Harris of Fort Bayard, N.M.; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6, Oxford, MS 38655, or to The Camp Lake Stephens Pantry, 117 Lake Stephens Drive, Oxford, MS 38655.