Nannie Aurelia Vanzant Cliett

Mrs.Nannie Cliett, High School Teacher, Passes After Brief Illness


Mrs. Nannie Aurelia Vanzant Cliett, 52, wife of J. D. Cliett, and home economics teacher at Tyner High School, died last night at her home in Tyner after a brief illness.
      She was born in Burns, Mississippi, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Vanzant.  She was married to Mr. Cliett in 1915, and they came to Hamilton County to live two years later.
      Her husband was a member of the Daisy High School faculty for a year.  They moved to Tyner the following year, where both became members of the Tyner High School faculty.  Mr. Cliett was head of the vocational agriculture department.
      Mrs. Cliett received her education in the schools of her home in Mississippi and was graduated from the Mississippi State College for Women in Columbia, Mississippi.  She was a graduate student at the University of Tennessee and had almost completed requirements for her master's degree.
      She was a member of the Tyner Baptist Church and teacher of the Adult Bible Class of the Sunday School.  She was known for her charity and welfare during her residency in the Tyner community.
      Mrs. Cliett was a member of the Harrison Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; the Hickory Valley Garden Club and the Alpha Delta Gamma, honorary sorority for teachers.  She was a past president of the Tyner Parent-Teacher Association and served once as a member of the Hamilton County Parents and Teachers.
      Besides her husband, Mrs. Cliett is survived by a son, J. D. Cliett, Jr., and a daughter, Mary Grace Cliett, both of Tyner.
      Funeral plans will be announced by Henson-Wallace.

*Note*  Mrs. Cliett is buried in Tyner Cemetery.  She was born 9/23/1888 and died 6/26/1941.

Submitted by Susan Kendall