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Brother Homer L. McClure, 90, of Dalton, departed this life Saturday, March 18, 2017, at his residence.
Homer was born Aug. 21, 1926, in Ellijay, a son of the late Ruben and Nilla Thompson McClure. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Jackie McClure; brothers, Efford McClure and Ardell McClure; and sisters, Vircil Parker, Viola Walker, Lona Garland and Zennia McDougal.
He was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Gilmer County. He was retired from J&J Carpets. He loved doing yard work, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ora Lee Jones McClure of the residence; brothers and sister-in-law, Price McClure, Harold McClure, Harvey and Jo McClure of Ellijay; brother-in-law, Sam McDougal of Huntsville, Ala.; several special nieces and nephews, numerous close friends.
Services to celebrate the life of Brother Homer L. McClure are today at 11 a.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Timms, the Rev. Billy Joe Cochran and the Rev. Cecil Townley officiating. Interment is at 2 p.m. in Hipps Chapel Cemetery in Blue Ridge with his nephews serving as pallbearers. All his pastor friends will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family received friends on Monday.
Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton, (706) 226-4002.
Published on March 20, 2017
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