Betty Vause

CHARLESTON — Mrs. Betty Wilcox Vause, age 92, passed away Saturday morning March 9, in Oxford.
The family will receive friends on Monday, March 11,  from 9  until 10 a.m. in the chapel of Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston with a graveside service and interment to directly follow at Charleston City Cemetery. A second visitation will also be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. until a Memorial Service beginning 2 p.m. at Oxford University Methodist Church in Oxford.
Mrs. Vause was a retired branch manager for the Bank of Shaw, member of DAR, member of Shaw Methodist Church for 42 years and also a member of Oxford University Methodist for the past 19 years.
Those whom she leaves behind that will forever cherish her memory include one daughter, Patti Vause Dixon (Les) of Merigold; two sons Eddie Vause of Oxford and Gene W. Vause (Mary Nelle) of Germantown; 4 grandchildren, Shannon Dixon Taylor (David) of Cleveland, Anna Alford Sledge (Allen) of Merigold, Neil Vause of Memphis and Betsy Vause Smith (Sean) of Bartlett, Tenn.;  5 great grandchildren, David E. Taylor III, Dixon Taylor, Ford Murphy, Cooper Smith and Mary Grace Smith; and one brother, Joe Davis Wilcox (Nell) of Charleston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis O. Vause Jr.; her parents, Joe Phonso and Maude Wilcox; and one sister, JoAnn W. Gunn.
The family requests memorial contributions  be made to Oxford University Methodist Church Oxford, MS.
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