Clay Sanvern McCullough

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

CLAY SANVERN McCULLOUGH, a resident of Shell Knob, Mo., was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Viola, Mo., a son of William Turner and Allie (Meadows) McCullough. He died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, in Berryville, at the age of 83.

Mr. McCullough was a veteran, having served in the Army during World War II. Mr. McCullough was a dairy farmer. He also raised wild turkeys for the Missouri Conservation Department. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

On Dec. 6, 1946, he was united in marriage with Fern (Moore) McCullough, who survives him of the home. He is also survived by three sons, Alan McCullough and wife LaDenna of Berryville, Lloyd McCullough and wife Debra, and Irvin McCullough and wife Connie, all of Viola, Mo.; one daughter, Laveta and husband James Sherwood of Viola, Mo., one brother; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services were to be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at Viola Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Renfrow officiating. Interment was to follow at McCullough Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at