William Leon McClelland

  • Birth 10 Aug 1897 Ivanhoe, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 3 Jan 1982 Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Brooklet, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 63409131

William Leon McClelland was born August 10, 1897 in Ivanhoe, Bulloch County, Georgia. One of ten children, he was the son of William Madison McClelland and Manie Veranda Glisson McClelland. He and his wife Ruby Robena Bell McClelland had five children: Tarver Lee McClelland, Nevada Faye McClelland Brittingham, Shirley Gwenell McClelland Owens Holt, Doris Glenda McClelland Carpenter, and Melba Jo McClelland Royal Lott. He was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Bryan County, Georgia. Leon died at age 84 on January 3, 1982 in Statesboro, Bulloch County after a long illness and is buried at Old Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Bulloch County. His funeral was at the Smith-Tillman Mortuary in Statesboro. His ancestry was Scots, Scots-Irish, English, German, and--through the Martin and Strickland surnames--Native American (Lumbee).

Thanks to his sister, Nevada McClelland Bell, for much of this information. Any errors, however, are mine alone.



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  • Created by: Sharlotte Neely Donnelly
  • Added: 28 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63409131
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Leon McClelland (10 Aug 1897–3 Jan 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63409131, citing Old Fellowship Church Cemetery, Brooklet, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Sharlotte Neely Donnelly (contributor 19199118) .