E'Lane Kirkpatrick Bobo

E’Lane Kirkpatrick Bobo, 92, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at her home in Clarksdale.

She was born Feb. 7, 1927 to Geraldine Lackey Kirkpatrick and Lucilius Moorer Kirkpatrick in Ripley, Tenn.

E’Lane graduated from Ward-Belmont Preparatory School in Nashville, Tenn., and Ogontz Junior College in Philadelphia. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Clarksdale and was a founder and actively involved in the Care Station soup kitchen for many years.

She married Robert E. Bobo Jr. on May 7, 1949.

She leaves four sons, Robert E. Bobo III (Candy), L. Kirkpatrick Bobo (Anne Craig), Fincher G. Jack Bobo (Mary Martha) and Joel K. Bobo (Leslie); 13 grandchildren, Lacy Carpenter (Preston), Beth Auttonberry (Clay), Blair Geer (Dallas), Kirk Bobo Jr. (Jennifer), Veazey Molica (Nathan), Holman Moores, Vicki Eastland (Jacob), E’Lane Williams (Baker), Mary Brock Crumpton (Bo), John Bobo, Robert Bobo, Lee Aldridge (Will), and Lane Bobo (Maggie Kate); and 14 great-grandchildren, Ellye, Kate Caswell and Ann Farley Carpenter, Clayton Auttonberry, Dallas and John Geer, Audrey Grace and Lane Molica, Connor and Madeline Bobo, Leif and Finch Eastland, and Luke and Nora Williams.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Bobo Jr.; daughter, Vicki Kirkpatrick Bobo; and three brothers, W.L. Kirkpatrick, Joe L. Kirkpatrick and L.M. Kirkpatrick Jr.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the home of Mary Martha and Jack Bobo, 13840 New Africa Road, Clarksdale. After a family burial, her memorial service will be at held Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksdale followed by a reception in the Family Life Center.

Memorials can be sent to the Care Station, P.O. Box 1041, Clarksdale, MS 38614 or to the charity of donor’s choice.

Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.


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