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.
Was Former Postmaster Of That
Community; Father of Harry
His death was attributed to a heart condition and cancer. He had been in failing health the past two years.
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.
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.