Nancy Lucinda Clemmons

Originally Posted on June 17, 2012

Lula Clemmons was my Great-Great Grandmother.  She and her husband (William Keaton Clemmons) only had one child that survived, Earl Green Clemmons.

I was recently in Fairfield, Illinois and I had just a short time at the library.  I didn’t realize that it closed so early on a Saturday.  I had time to do one thing and I was able to find Nancy’s obituary in the Wayne County Press Microfilm.  Here is the text of the obituary:

MRS. LULA CLEMMONS DIES.
Nancy Lucinda Clemmons Obituary
Mrs. Lula Clemmons, 74, mother of Earl G. Clemmons, of Barnhill, passed away Friday, November,23rd, at the home of her son.

Funeral services were conducted at the Dixon & Crippin Chapel Sunday afternoon by Rev. Dewey Merritt.  Burial was in the Barnhill cemetery.

Nancy Lucinda Clemmons, oldest daughter of Henry and Amanada McGuire, was born January 21, 1871 near Birdsmill, Tenn.

She was united in marriage to William K. Clemmons May 23, 1886.  To this union were born four children, three of hwom died in infancy.  One son, Earl G. Clemmons, of Barnhill, with whom she made her home, survives. Her husband died in 1924.

She was converted in early life and united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Birdsmill, Tenn. After her marriage she united with the Missionary Baptist church of Birdsmill, Tenn., where her membership remained.

Besides her son, Earl, and family, she is survived by one brother, Dan McGuire, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a sister, Jessie Shelton, of Ravenden, Ark., and one step-brother, Henry Clifton, Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren.

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