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Gerald Wayne McClelland

Services for Gerald Wayne McClelland, of Wesson, are 11 a.m.Thursday, Oct. 9, at Sylvarena Baptist Church in Wesson with burialin the church cemetery. Community Family Funeral Services is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the church.

Mr. McClelland, 62, died Oct. 6, 2008, at his residence. He wasborn in Brookhaven on Dec. 31, 1945, to Ira Lee McClelland andJulie Womack McClelland.

He was a commercial painter and supervisor for R. Bryant Inc. Hewas a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member ofRocky Hill Baptist Church.

He never met a stranger. Mr. McClelland was a very generousperson. If anyone had a need, he met it. He had a very dry sense ofhumor. He loved his pets: his dog, Sandy; and cat, Shelly. Mr.McClelland loved volunteering his time for needy causes. He lovedthe Lord. He knew he was very blessed with his family and friends.When he was old enough to walk he helped pick cotton to help withhis family’s income. He was hardworking person right from thestart. He will be very much missed.

“We shall meet again on that beautiful shore,” Love your wife,Ann.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his son, John MatthewMcClelland exactly six weeks ago almost to the hour of death; hisbrothers, Pete McClelland, Charlie McClelland, George McClelland,Tommy McClelland, Johnny McClelland and Donald McClelland; hissisters, Eunice Melancon, Myrtle Mae Rushing and Ada BellMcCullough.

Survivors are his wife of 42 years, Antoinette “Ann” McClelland,of Wesson; a son, Michael McClelland, of Wesson; a daughter,Kimberly Edwards and husband, Mike, of Brookhaven; adaughter-in-law, Maggie Heggins McClelland, of Vicksburg; a sister,Chris Gebhart, of Baton Rouge, La., and Ann Johnson and husband,Harlan, of Smithdale; a brother-in-law, Elmer Jensen and wife,Diane, of Lockport, Ill.; and his two grandchildren, Corey Edwards,of Brookhaven, and Jordan Paige McClelland, of Vicksburg.

Pallbearers will be Willie Laird, Wilford Laird, Henry Johnson,Edward Johnson, Corey Edwards and Ben Hydrick.