Clarence Stokes McClellan, 85, of Cabin Road, Spruce Pine, passed away Dec. 7, 2018, at his home. He was a native of Avery County and a son of the late John Stokes and Lizzie Woody McClellan.
He was a Veteran of The United States Army and retired as a maintenance mechanic with Hampshire Hosiery and Harris Mining Company. He was a member of Gouges Creek Baptist Church. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend to all who knew him. Clarence loved music and loved to play his harmonica and banjo.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Ledford McClellan, of the home; sons, Randy McClellan (Brenda), of Spruce Pine, and Steve McClellan, also of Spruce Pine; daughters, Linda Beauvais (George), of Spruce Pine, Beverly Cassida (Charles), of Green Mountain, and Jane McClellan, of Spruce Pine; stepdaughter, Sherry Hoilman (Dean), of Bakersville; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by children Jerry McClellan and Sandra Ledford; three sisters, Mary Hoilman, Pearl McClellan and Mae Thomas; and seven brothers, Obie, John, Oscar, Guy, Joe, Eli, and Brown McClellan.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home with Jim Hoilman and Doug Bare officiating. Military Honors were conducted by Sgt. EL Randolph Chapter 57 DAV. Interment followed the service at the McClellan Family Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of The Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the McClellan Family.
Mitchell News-Journal • Dec. 19, 2018