Earl Green Clemmons Obituary

Earl Green Clemmons was my Great Grandfather. He was born March 10th, 1895 in Nashville, Tennessee. He died on May 28th, 1965 in Fairfield, Illinois. He died four years before I was born. Below is the obituary that appeared in the Wayne County Press.

Earl G. Clemmons Of Barnhill, Dies
Was Former Postmaster Of That
Community; Father of Harry

Earl G. Clemmons, 70, former Barnhill postmaster and retired Rex Filter employee, died at 4:30 Friday afternoon at Memorial Hospital.

His death was attributed to a heart condition and cancer. He had been in failing health the past two years.

Operated General Store

At one time Mr. Clemmons operated a general store at Barnhill, where he lived for many years. He was also a rural mail carrier in addition to serving as Barnhill postmaster. In still earlier days, he was a blacksmith.

Funeral services were held from the Dixon & Johnson Chapel Sunday afternoon, with Rev. Wesley Reed and Rev. Oakley Miller officiating. Interment was in Barnhill Cemetery.

Born In Tennessee

Earl G., son of William and Nancy McGuire Clemmons, was born in Lebanon, Tennessee., March 10th, 1895.

On September 23rd, 1917, he was married to Mary Alice Clifton, with six children born to this union. A son, Robert Ray, died at age 2, and a daughter, Edith Merle, died at age 16.

Mr. Clemmons was a member of the Barnhill Missionary Baptist Chuch; of the Springerton and Fairfield American Legion posts; and the Geff WWI Barracks No. 206 post. He served in World War I military service.

He was the last surviving member of the family of William and Nancy Clemmons.

The Survivors

Surviving are his widow, Mary Alice; three sons, Harry, of Barnhill; Howard and Tom of Fairfield; one daughter, Edna, wife of John Henry Moore, of Fairfield; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
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