Obituary: Mae Bell Barclay

On Friday, September 12, God called home Mrs. Mae Bell Barclay, 92. She was a resident of Greenville. Mrs. Barclay was a homemaker and a member of New Macedonia Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Barclay and one son, Albert and one daughter, Margaret.  She is survived by three sons: Gene Barclay, Donnie (Mary) Barclay, all of Greenville; and Allen (Caroline) Barclay of Perry, two daughters: Sarah Buchanan, of Greenville and Marie Shetty, of Tallahassee. She has a brother, Randall Southall, of Madison and one sister, Geneva Brown of Jacksonville. She has sixteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren.

Her funeral service was held Monday, September 15 at 11 a.m., at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel.  Visitation was held Sunday, September 14 from 5-7 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home.

Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, (850) 973-2258. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting their website at

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