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Deborah Gail Clolinger

August 10, 1951 — May 7, 2024


Ms. Deborah Gail Clolinger passed away peacefully on May 7, 2024 within the comfort of her home, with her daughter Rena and son Dallas by her side. She had been in heart failure for several years and boy did she fight a good fight.

Gail was born in Greenville, MS on August 10th, 1951 to Clyde and Fannie Mae Norton. The family later moved to Chicago, IL where she attended school. She was the baby of 11 children. As a young adult she returned to Greenville, MS with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Fannie Mae Norton, 5 brothers, Clyde Jackson Norton, JR  "CJ", Joe Paul Norton, John Ellis Norton, Don Norton and Jackie Norton. 5 sisters, Mary Johnston, Peggy Howell, Violet Oswald, Frances Conley "Sister", Brenda Burton. Her baby boy, Shaun Paul Coumbe "Boo-Boo" and her 3 husbands, Bernie Kyle of Greenville, MS, William Edward Coumbe, Jr "Ed" of McComb, MS and Captain Harvey Leon Clolinger "Snapper" or as the kids called him (Pappy) of Byram, MS.

She is survived by her daughter Rena Renee Kyle Bennett of Canton, MS, 4 of her 5 sons, William Edward Coumbe III "Billy" and his wife Robin Coumbe of Raymond, MS, Patrick Norton Coumbe "Bucky" from San Antonio, TX,  Howard Jackson Coumbe "Jackie" of Florence, MS and Dallas Trigg Coumbe of Byram, MS

She was the proud grandmama of 7 grandchildren, Brittany Starr Coumbe and wife Brita Rebold-Coumbe of McKinney, TX, William Edward Coumbe IV "Beau" and Jeffrey Hagan Coumbe both of Raymond, MS, Jackson McKaleb Coumbe of Starkville, MS and Mary Elizabeth Coumbe "Red" of Florence, MS, Lindsey Renee’ Coumbe and Madison Nicole Coumbe both of Paris, TN and Micah Alexander Coumbe of Paris, TN and 1 great granddaughter, Kinzley Hope Coumbe of McKinney Texas.

She had numerous nieces, nephews, as well as, great nieces and nephews. She had countless bonus children and touched so many hearts by giving a helping hand and/or ear or by simply showing them grace and dignity.

She was the matriarch of our family and has left such a huge void within our family.

Services for Gail Clolinger "Fluff", 72, of Byram, MS will be held at The Byram Assembly of God on June 1st at 3pm. Following afterwards we will be holding a Celebration of Life at her home, next door.

In lieu of flowers the family asks to make donations to Mercy House. They are a faith based recovery program for young adults and men, with a high success rate for recovery which is unfortunately an epidemic like no other and has stolen so much joy and brought so much pain to so many families. Upon making the donation you will go to, select donate today, choose the amount you wish to donate, no amount is too small, nor too big because it all adds up. Once you’ve selected your amount go to the next box and check gift in honor of or in memory of. Either one is fine, the end goal is still the same. Then the second box is the persons name (Gail Clolinger).  If you have any questions and/or any problems don’t hesitate to call Gail’s Daughter, Rena Kyle Bennett and/or Mercy House.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 1, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Byram Assembly of God

5363 I-55, Byram, MS 39272

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