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Comilla Lindly Clay

August 24, 2011

Comilla Lindly Clay was born January 26, 1946 in (downtown) Cloudy to O.J. and Adell (Fails) Lindly. She passed from this life August 12, 2011 in Sobol at the age of 65. She grew up in the Rattan area, where she graduated from high school. Comilla married Howard Clay on March 28, 1964 in Paris, TX. When Howard was stationed in Bad Hersfeld, West Germany, during 1969 & 1970, he and Comilla loved to travel all over the country and surrounding Europe on their weekends. She always insisted they travel the back roads, creating opportunities to meet new people and enjoy unique towns and villages. Comilla did the same on their travels in the United States, and they are familiar with every backwoods route through Arkansas to Branson, MO. That eighteen months in Germany was one of Comilla’s treasured adventures. They raised two wonderful children together in the Sobol area on the family ranch. Comilla was an amazing photographer who hand-developed her own photographs. She and Howard worked as a great team, serving for weddings, graduations, local sports teams, livestock shows, and many other events. When at home, she truly enjoyed her dogs and chickens, particularly Pogo. After the photography business, she worked diligently in the family custom cabinet door shop. It is fact that she was a crack shot with anything she decided to pick up, including her .410 shotgun, .22 rifle, slingshot, or just a rock or can in her hand. Comilla truly loved her family, and enjoyed every moment with her four grandbabies in the most recent years. She was first and foremost a true lady, always displaying proper etiquette in every occassion. Her steadfast Christian faith is the legacy she leaves with her beloved family. Comilla was preceded in death by her parents: OJ and Adell Lindly; and a brother: Cordell Lindly. She is survived by her husband: Howard of the home; son: Dan Clay & wife Lacey of Sobol; daughter: Valerie (Clay) Merida & husband Jason of Sobol; four grandchildren: Joshua Merida, Mark Merida, Luke Clay, and Olivia Clay; two brothers: Grady Lindly of Anchorage, AK and Oran Lindly of Oklahoma City; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of cousins, family and friends. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at the Victory Assembly of God with Pastor David Goff officiating. Special Music by Bruce Frazier. Pallbearers included: Brandon Lindly, Brett Lindly, Jay Lindly, Octave Lindly, Donnie Brown and Wade Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Austin Lindly, Bill Hedge and Tink Grimmett. Interment followed at the Rattan Cemetery in Rattan. Family and friends may send online condolences at

Funeral services conducted by Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers.

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