Clarence Vester Channell and his twin sister, Mae, were born on October 27, 1896, in Mississippi. Their father, Samuel A. Channell, was 23, and their mother, Miss. Frances Elizabeth “Frankie” RANDOLPH, was 9.
Clarence married Miss. Willie Louise Johnson on May 16, 1926, in Attala, Mississippi. During their marriage, they had nine children. As of 31 May 2019, six children are still living but, sadly, three have passed. They are Mary Evelyn Channell Hadley (1929-2008), Charles Earl Channell (1931-2001), and Virgie Nell Channell (1939-2016).