I did not find an obituary for Cleoris.
I did a general search and found two items:
Sunday, April 13, 1947
Service League Follies (Dothan) Applauded By Large Audience Friday Night
"Good Performance by Cleoris Word"
I believe the following is a list of voters printed in the paper. I included any of the "Word" names listed that I could find.
Friday, April 07, 1950
CERTIFIED LIST OF QUALIFIED ELECTORS HOUSTON COUNTY OF RECORD FOR PROBATE OFFICE
Person whose names appear on this list are the ones who will be quabfied to vote in an election to be held prior to May, 1951
Beat 3, Ward 3, Female
Word Cleoris Kelley
Word Sadie Bradford
Beat 3, Ward 3, Male
Word Ben (W B)
Word B C
Word Norman Eugene