Amory – Percy Pearlean “Fatty Mama” Walton, 74, died on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born on July 9, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Clint and Verlean Vassar. She was a graduate of M.C.T.S. (now West Amory High School) Class of 1954. She attended Rust College in Holly Springs. She was an outstanding basketball player at Amory and earned a scholarship to Rust College. She was a member of Freewill Gospel Temple, where she served as an usher, and a member of the choir and Mothers Board. While at St. James United Methodist Church, she served as a choir member, usher, Kitchen Committee, United Methodist Women, and on the voter registration committee. Living life to the fullest, she enjoyed cooking for family and friends, school reunion committee, watching T.V. and spending time with her faithful friends.
Services were at Freewill Gospel Temple in Amory with burial in the United Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors included her two sons, Anthony “Violet” Walton of Southaven and Gregory “Greg” Walton of Amory; four brothers, Milton (Virginia) Vassar of Louisville, Ky., Willie Swan of Flint, Mich., Frank (Linda) Swan of Amory and Leon (wife) Swan of Chicago; two sisters, Doris (Bennie) Abson of Batesville and Saundra “Ed” Listenbee of Amory; one aunt, Willie Ann Dyett of Amory; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Lee Walton Sr.; one son, Rufus Walton Jr.; one brother, Clinton Leon Vassar; one sister, Lillie Mckinney; two aunts, Cora Mae Spearman and Irene Spearman; and two great-grandparents, Papa Milton Spearman and Emily Spearman.
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