Vaudine Landess

WEST POINT – Vaudine Mae Landess, 100, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. She was born March 26, 1913, in Kennedy, Ala., to Alice Ashcraft and Willis Sanders. She was a dietitian and head of the West Point School System Cafeteria for 10 years. She was a member of First Christian Church. She was a topnotch bridge player and could outplay anyone including her son. She was preceded her in death by her husband of 49 years, Foster Landess, on Dec. 28, 1985.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kirby Loyd officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Carol Lynn Flanigan of Jackson; two sons, Dr. Elmer Willis Landess (Betsy) of Clarksdale and Joe Landess (Eva) of Ooltewah, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and her 104-year-old sister, Eunice Skinner of Gulfport.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; a daughter, Nancey Landess Gideon; two brothers, O.S. Sanders and Lummy Sanders; and her son-in-law, John Flanigan.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Landess, Neal Myers, Bobby Fulgham, Stephen Williams, James Edward Cook and Clovis Duncan.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 208, West Point, MS 39773.

Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home.

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