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Funeral services for Mamie Etta West Savoy "Granmommie", 101 ,of Vidalia, were held at United Methodist Church In Vidalia on Saturday, September 27, 2008, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Berry Dennis and Bro. Clyde Ray Webber officiating.
Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Natchez, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home in Vidalia.
Mrs. Savoy was born May 10, 1907 in Chamberlin, LA and passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at Lady Of The Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge.
A homemaker, she enjoyed her gardening, being able to grow anything, was quite well-known for her quilting and cooking. She enjoyed her children and their families and guided all with encourgement and keeping the family unit intact. She and her late husband, Jimmy "Gilbert" Savoy began their life together in 1925 where they were married at Whiskey Bay, LA. Their union would produce five children.
In 1937, they moved their family to Ferriday, where he worked for the Corps of Engineers, eventually moving to Vidalia in 1938. The union would last 59 years. She was an active member of Vidalia United Methodist Church until her resent fail in health. Her increadible memory and the stories she could recall druing her 101 years were an inspiration to all who she came into contact with. She was a giving and gentle lady who will be greatly missed by a multitude of family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Captain Jimmy Gilbert Savoy, Sr.; father, Joseph West; mother, Celestine McLin West; a son, Gilbert Savoy; infant daughter, Mildred Savoy, two granddaughters, Rebecca Walker and Kelly Savoy; son-in-law, G.W. Whitehead; two daughters-in-law, Ann Hoggatt Savoy and Hattie Scott Savoy; two brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Etta Lee and husband, Jack Bryan, of Baker; Kathleen Savoy Whitehead of Vidalia; two sons, Clyde Joseph Savoy of Vidalia and Curtis C. Savoy of Ferriday. She was also survived by 16 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 42 great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were George "Web" Whitehead, Jimmy Savoy, Danny Savoy, Andy Bryan, Brad Bryan, Curtis "Bubba" Savoy and Joe Savoy.
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