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Russell Howard McClelland

Services for Russell Howard McClelland, of Brookhaven, will beheld at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Riverwood Family FuneralService Chapel with burial in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemeteryin Caseyville.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. McClelland, 74, died Oct. 25, 2007, at his residence. He wasborn on June 13, 1933, to Bill McClelland and Vivian BrownMcClelland.

He was a graduate of Johnson Station High School in Summit, andCopiah-Lincoln Community College. He was a mechanic withGeorgia-Pacific. He was a member of First Baptist Church ofBrookhaven. A United States Army veteran of World War II, he gaveof his time to work at the Military Memorial Museum in Brookhaven.He was a devoted husband and family man, and a beloved father andgrandfather. He provided invaluable love and support to his familyand friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, DeLois McClelland, of Brookhaven; hisdaughters, Danita Hobbs and husband Lyle, of Brookhaven, and DeanneAllgood and husband Henry, of Summit; his brothers, HarrellMcClelland, of Summit; his sisters, Earline Pentecost, of Dresden,Tenn., LaFaye Holmes, of Summit, Nora Anderson, of Hattiesburg, andBillie Anne Ladnier, of Ocean Springs; and his grandchildren, BlakeHobbs, Justin Hobbs, Ashley Allgood and Austin Allgood.

Memorials may be made in Mr. McClelland’s memory to the FirstBaptist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 589, Brookhaven, MS39602.