August 30, 2022
STARKVILLE — Betty Jean McClelland Gillis, 84, died Aug. 28, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, Tennessee.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, at McClelland Cemetery in Sturgis, with the Rev. Charles White and Rev. Melvin Modecai officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30-2:30 p.m. prior to services at Welch Funeral Home. Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gillis was born to the late Henry “Hub” McClelland and Elma Wilson McClelland. She was formerly employed as the co-owner of Sturgis Café.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Gillis; sisters, Louise McGinnis, Margaret Malone; and brothers, Curtis McClelland, R B McClelland and Hubert McClelland.
She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Williams of Pheba, and Cynthia Hunt of Ackerman; son, James Alton Gillis of Sturgis; five grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.