Thedius E. Barnard DeLoach Clough

Thedius E. Barnard DeLoach Clough, 94, of Blackshear, passed away early Friday afternoon, June 19, 2020, at the Bethany Nursing Center in Vidalia, following an extended illness.

Born December 15, 1925 in Pierce County, she was a daughter of the late James P. Barnard Sr. and Miriam Dixon Barnard. She lived most of her life in Pierce County before moving to Vidalia in 2018. She had worked as a teller at The Patterson Bank, was part of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Pierce County Hospital and was affiliated with the former Dixon-Bowen-Taylor Funeral Home.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear and attended the Alathean/Alert Sunday School Class.  She enjoyed picking and preserving foods and cooking which she generously shared with her friends. Above this, she loved her family and was especially proud of each of them.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Dorris E. DeLoach Sr. and Claude G. Clough; two sons, Dwight DeLoach and Dr. Randy DeLoach; a brother, J.B. Barnard Sr.; a sister-in-law, Martha Claire “Tiny” Barnard and a brother-in-law, Lewis Stanfield.

Survivors include her sons, Edward DeLoach, Patterson, Travis (Elaine) DeLoach, Vidalia and David (Dr. Terri) DeLoach, Blackshear; a daughter-in-law, Marie Bowen DeLoach, Blackshear; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; a sister, Latrelle Stanfield, Patterson; a brother, J.P. Barnard Sr., Patterson; a sister-in-law, Sheila Barnard, Brunswick; two step-daughters, Janet (Billy) Taylor and Ruth Callahan, both of Blackshear; special friend, Linnie Daniels, Patterson and several nieces, nephews and other loved ones.

Private graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21, from the Patterson Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Bill Young officiating.

Pallbearers will be Brett DeLoach, Trey DeLoach, Dylan DeLoach, Chris Young, Brian Smith and Justin Dixon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany Home of Vidalia, P.O. Box 668, Vidalia, GA 30475 or to the church/charity of your choice.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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