Mrs. Sallye Davis Salley, 88, passed from this life on Thursday, November 17, 2022, to join her husband of 55 years, before his passing in 2014. Family will receive friends Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 2:00p.m. at Chancellor Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. in the Garden of Memories.
Sallye was born on August 31, 1934, in Houston, MS to the late John Edward and Marjorie Davis. Sallye proudly attended the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State University earning her Master’s to teach, later becoming an Elementary Principal at Clinton Academy and McCluer Academy. Her passion in life was teaching and she was one 5’0” spunky teacher that had what it took to do her job well. She was a devoted wife and mother to her daughter, Lacey Salley Hicks (Scott).
Along with her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Salley; brother, John Davis, Jr.; son, Rodney Salley and daughter Jackie Odom Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Lacey Salley Hicks (Scott); sons, Steven Odom (Melissa) and Jeffrey Salley (Vicki); sister, Jo Davis Covington; grandkids, Russell Louis Smith (Kimberly), James Robert Hicks (Sha), Jessica Noel Hicks (Jonathan), David Salley (Lisa), Joy Payne, Robert Odom (Jessica), Michael Odom (Carrie), Amanda McAuley (DJ), Alice Fox (Gary), Alana Berkeley (Jason), Brad Salley (Jennifer), Nicole Quinn (Bryan); and many great grandchildren.