Julia Thomas McClellan, 98, of McClellan Drive, Spruce Pine, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Willow Ridge Rehab and Living in Rutherfordton.
Born March 22, 1920, in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Wilburn and Charlotte Burleson Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in by her husband, Paul W. McClellan, who passed away in 1986. She was also preceded in death by her sons, Paul McClellan Jr. and Ricky Lee McClellan; her daughter, Opal Lee McClellan; and nine brothers and sisters.
Mrs. McClellan was a member of the Gouges Creek Baptist Church. She loved the Lord, her family and people. She enjoyed singing and sang in a quartet. She also enjoyed gardening, reading and exercising.
Left to cherish her memories are her daughters, Betty Kesterson, of Rutherfordton, Shirley Carter, of Morganton, Shelby Sprinkle, of Marion, and Pauline McClellan, of Spindale; her sons, Daniel Ray McClellan, and wife, Nancy, of Morganton, and Douglas Earl McClellan, and wife, Paula, of Spruce Pine; her sister, Georgia McClellan, of Spruce Pine; 16 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Julia McClellan was 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in the Chapel of Webb Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Thomas officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends was 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in the funeral home chapel. Interment was in Gouges Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Words of comfort may be emailed to the family by going to www.webbfh.com, selecting Julia McClellan’s name and signing her guest book. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is honored to assist the McClellan family. Mrs. McClellan’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook.
Mitchell News-Journal • March 20, 2019