Celess Lee York (7-28-22)
Celess Lee York, 100, of Adamsville, passed away on Thursday, July 28, at Adamsville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Adamsville. Mrs. York was born at home in Stewart, Mississippi, the daughter of the late John Limuel and Nancy Riles Dendy.
She worked at the Gulf Ordinance Plant, a military munitions plant. She married Fred Lee of Shiloh, and they opened The Trading Post store, which they ran until Fred’s death. Later, she married Luther York of Jackson, Tennessee. She was a life-long member of Huntsville Baptist Church in Huntsville, Mississippi.
She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Brown of Guys, Tennessee, and Jean Todd of Adamsville; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Polly Hair of Clarksdale, Mississippi.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs York was preceded in death by a son, Greg York; four brothers, Houston Dendy, Ruston Dendy, Denver Dendy, and JL Dendy; three sisters, Laura Hamlin, Fanny Henson and Bessie Dendy.
A graveside service was held at Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery in Shiloh, Paul Childers officiated.