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basketball teams. One of the highlights of his life was when his kids sent he and Peggy to the Final Four Women's Basketball tournament. Clois was honored as the Grand Marshall for the 2012, 4th of July parade in Coahoma. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Coahoma and attended the men's Sunday school classes as regularly as he could.

Clois is survived by his wife, Peggy Snell; two daughters, Becky and Ronnie Bourland and Laurie and Tommy Melton; one son, Cliff and Andrea Snell; five grandchild­ren, Robin and Chad Hirt, Jason Key, Kristina and W.E. Tinkler, Colt Snell and Chloe Snell; seven great-grandchild­ren, Neely Key, Kylee “Blue” Key, Bryson Hirt, Kymbree Hirt, Brantlee Tinkler, Kynzli “Kyann” Tinkler and Amanda and Brayson Wallace and five step-grandchild­ren, Ryan Melton, Ashlee Stevens, Rusty Bourland, Sandi Coughlin and Brandi Massey; his four legged companion Daisy who would sleep with him in his chair. The family would like to give a special thanks to Home Hospice nurse Brooke Bayes and Kaitlin Strickland, as well as VA nurse Norma Gonzales.

Clois was preceded in death by his parents, N.A. “Gus” Snell and Laurene Purvis Snell; his brother Reuel Snell; his foster parents, Shorty & E.V. Newton; and his foster siblings, Slick, Jack, Ralph, Margie, and Loretta.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to First Baptist Church of Coahoma.

Arrangemen­ts are under the direction of NalleyPick­le & Welch Funeral Home. Online condolence­s can be made at

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