Lavon Clifford McClellan

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Lavon Clifford McClellan

  • Birth 1 Jan 1918 Strong City, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 24 Aug 1941 Hammon, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Strong City, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 102756189



The Cheyenne Star, Thursday, August 28, 1941, pg 1
County Youths
In Car Accident
Lavon McClelland Of Strong City
Died Early Sunday As Result
Of An Auto Accident

VIRGIL TOMBERLIN INJURED

McClelland Driving Automobile Ear-
ly Sunday Morning When It
Smashed Into Bridge

One Roger Mills County youth was killed this week in an automobile accident and another youth suffered sever injuries in the same accident. Lavon McClelland(sic) of Strong City died Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. about eight hours after he was injured when the car he was driving smashed into a bridge abutment. Virgil Tomberlin who was riding in the car with McClellan suffered a scalp laceration, a cut on the right leg, and several face lacerations.
The accident occurred on state highway 34, five miles north of Hammon at about 2 o'clock Sunday morning as the boys were coming from Leedey to their home in Strong City.
Lavon McClellan, who was 23 years of age, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy McClellan, who have resided in Strong City for the past 25 years.

The Cheyenne Star, Thursday, September 4, 1941, pg 2
LAVON CLIFFORD McCLELLAN

Lavon Clifford McClellan was born at Strong City, Oklahoma, on January 1, 1918. He departed this life on Aug. 24, 1941 at the age of 23 years, 7 months and 24 days. Lavon was united with the Baptist Church in Strong City at the age of 14 years.
He graduated from the Strong City high school with the class of 1936, and has lived in Strong City most of the time from then on. He leaves to mourn his passing, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Guy McClellan, three sisters, Mrs. Nelly Gleans(sic), New Westminister, British Columbia, Mrs. Ruby Poling(sic) of Goodwell, Okla., and Elva Ruth of Strong City, two brothers, Roy and Billie Lee of Strong City, and many relatives and friends.
We do not understand why the good Master has taken him away, but we know that His will is best.
I know as my life grows older,
And mine eyes have clearer sight,
That under each rank wrong, somewhere
There lies the root of Right;
That each sorrow has its purpose,
By the sorrowing oft un_______,
But as sure as the sun brings the Morning,
Whatever is-is best.
Rev. C. L. Mabra of the Baptist church and Rev. T. F. Keesce of the Nazarane(sic) church were the officiating ministers and the burial was under the direction of the Tunnard's Funeral Home, Cheyenne.


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  • Created by: Claudie Dejuana Kimbrell
  • Added: 28 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102756189
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lavon Clifford McClellan (1 Jan 1918–24 Aug 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102756189, citing Strong City Cemetery, Strong City, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Claudie Dejuana Kimbrell (contributor 46972534) .