James Arthur "Sammy" Tedford

James Arthur "Sammy" Tedford

Parsons, TN

James Arthur "Sammy" Tedford, 75, a retired farmer, died October 10, 2017 at his home. Visitation is Friday October 13, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are 2:00 P.M. Friday at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale, MS with burial in the Lambert Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements.

Sammy was a member of the Clarksdale County Club, Elk's Lodge and Ozark Hunting Club. He enjoyed farming in the Bellview community for 51 years. He was an avid duck hunter and golfer.

Survivors include wife of 30 years Betty Tedford; son Jimmy Franks of Parsons, TN; daughters Scarlett Seely of Clarksdale, MS, Wind Franks of Parsons, TN and LeAnna Tedford of Memphis, TN; sister Peggy T. Peal of Clarksdale, MS; grandchildren Dr. William Seely III (Mary Tait) of Jackson, TN, John Windham Seely (Caysi) of Lyon, MS, Abbi Hudson of Parsons, TN and Taylor Franks of Hernando, MS and 6 great grandchildren he adored.

He was preceded in death by his parents B.O. and Bootsie Littrell Tedford and brother Gerald Tedford.