Nancy Stovall

Obituary of Nancy Stovall

Nancy Gilmore Stovall died at Tresevant Episcopal Home on January 15, 2018 at the age of 80. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Gilmore and the wife of the late Matthew Carter Stovall. She is survived by her sons, William Howard Stovall IV (Baylor) and Laurence Gilmore Stovall and her step-daughter Meriwether Stovall McGettigan (Charles). She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Margaret Carter Stovall and William Howard Stovall V and step-granddaughter Meriwether Lewis Fay McGettigan.

Mrs. Stovall attended Hollins University for two years before transferring to the University of Arkansas, from which she graduated. She was a member of the Chi Omega sorority.

She was a member of Saint George's Episcopal Church in Clarksdale, MS, the Memphis Country Club and the Clarksdale Country Club.

Mrs. Stovall's passion in life was entertaining and being with her friends. She was a consummate hostess, epitomizing the Delta elegance of a bygone era. She was a member of the Antiquarians Society, and she had been very active in St. George's Episcopal Church of Clarksdale, serving at one time as president of the Women of the Church. She served on the board of directors of the Carnegie Public Library in Clarksdale; as Board Chair she oversaw the library's absorption of the nascent Delta Blues Museum in 1981. She also dearly loved her time with The Sewing Club of Clarksdale. She was a lover of animals and always had a house full of pets of varying pedigrees and provenance.

The funeral service will be 2:00 pm Thursday, January 18th at Saint George's Episcopal Church in Clarksdale, MS, with burial to follow at the family cemetery at 3326 Stovall Road. A reception will follow at the family home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to St. George's Episcopal Church, 106 Sharkey Ave, Clarksdale, MS 38614 or to the Clarksdale Animal Rescue Effort & Shelter, 1645 Desoto Avenue, Clarksdale, MS, 38614.

Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is in charge of arrangements.