Rev. Clarence Edward "Jack" Southern, 74, of the Buckeye Community near Manila, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Sunny Holmes, Ala., he was the son of the late Alfred and Frances Bean Southern and had been a Manila area resident since 1934. He was the former owner of Southern Auto Salvage and Parts and had pastored several churches in the Manila area. He was serving as pastor of the Buckeye Pentecostal Church at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by two sons, William Edward Southern and Jamison Southern, five brothers and five sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice May Southern of the home; seven sons, Danny May of Horn Lake, Miss., David Southern of Manila, Bobby May of Park Hills, Mo., Ricky Southern of Dell, Gorden May of Osceola, Stephen May of Lepanto and Danny Southern of Manila; two daughters, Linda McCain of Manila and Patsy McFall of Bald Knob; 27 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. Marshall Metcalf and Rev. Raymond Britt officiating. Burial will follow in Manila Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Active pallbearers will be Jerry McCain, Roy Wayne Green, David Dayne Southern, Tony Green, Timothy Dale Southern, Wayne May and Jamie May.