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Alice Dennard Ammons Obituary News: McComb, Mississippi Woman ,Alice Dennard Ammons Passes Away At 95

Alice Dennard Ammons Obituary News: McComb, Mississippi Woman ,Alice Dennard Ammons Passes Away At 95

Born on December 12, 1928, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Alice spent her childhood in McComb, Mississippi. Her parents and her cherished sisters predeceased her; she was the youngest of Frederick E. and Urla Dennard’s four daughters.

Although timid as a little girl and adult, Alice developed into a powerful force in all that she accomplished.

Her concern for the condition of impoverished Black people in the South led her to earn a sociology degree from Millsaps College in 1950.

After graduating, she received a job offer in Louisiana, where her duties would include visiting clients by paddling a pirogue through the bayous. Rather, she wed Clarke Ammons, the love of her life and her 69-year husband.

Living a life filled with love, heated disagreements, and jitterbug dancing to Big Band music in the living room, the couple had four children together.

Alice’s curiosity never stopped. She read a lot and frequently cited Shakespeare and Alice in Wonderland, especially her favorite passages from “King Lear” and “MacBeth.”

In addition to her natural intelligence, Alice was an excellent seamstress, a wonderful gardener, and a great handworker when it came to knitting and crocheting. She was a skilled quilter as well.

She and Clarke were avid travelers, visiting historical sites and national parks around the nation. At the age of 88 and 83, respectively, Clarke and Alice made their last major road journey to Colorado and the Grand Canyon. They were unstoppable when together.