Samuel Thomas “Tommy” Avera, 74, of Quitman, MS, passed away on June 2, 2018, at Jeff Anderson Regional Hospital, Meridian, MS.
He was born on June 17, 1943, to Roy and Mamie Avera in Clarke County, MS. He was a veteran of United States Air Force
Tommy is survived by his wife, Wanda F. Avera; son, Donald Thomas Avera; daughter, Michelle Avera (Ed) Smith; sisters, Nelda McDonald and Reba Nichols; granddaughter, Kelly Smith (Keith) Davis; grandson, Jason Thomas Smith and great-grandson, Conner Ryan Davis.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Nolan Avera; mother, Mamie Rea Avera and sisters, Alice Virginia Avera and Margaret Avera Smith.
Visitation was held Monday, June 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at the Avera Family Cemetery, with Rev. Haskell Rhodes and Rev. Dennis Coats officiating.