Bernadine Clemmons (1932-2009)

Bernadine Clemmons Picture

I am running a little behind and will try and do some catch-up.  This is the obituary for my Grandma B.  Though I was not one of her real grand kids, she was my grandma to me.

Obituary from Mt. Vernon Register News 10/30/2009
Bernadine Clemmons

Bernadine Clemmons, 77, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died at 9:20 a.m. at her daughter’s home in Louisville, Ky. She was born on Oct. 13, 1932, in Mt. Vernon.

She is survived by her son, David Mark McGaha, son of the late Robert McGaha, and daughter, Tracey Coale (Craig), daughter of the late Harry Clemmons. She is also survived by four grandsons and two granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Harry Clemmons; her parents,  Arthur and Mary Burke Hill; as well as three brothers, Donald, Jim and Bill Hill.

Bernadine was raised in the home of her three aunts, Bernadine, Mozell and Ada Burke. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. Before her retirement, she was employed as an office manager of the credit bureau in Mt. Vernon for 16 years. She then went to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon where she worked as the director of data processing and retired after 25 years of service. She also lived in Springerton for many years.

Services for Bernadine Clemmons will be on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield. Burial will be at the Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Monday.

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Clemmons Family Reunion – July 24th, 2010

I am working on the next newsletter and if you have anything to add, please send it to me.  Births, Marriages, Graduations, etc.  Also, please send picture(s) (new and old).  In the past year, I have found a couple more Clemmons lines that were dead ends and I cannot wait to share those.

The reunion this year is on Saturday, July 24th from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.

The reunion is being held at Chris and Chad Jewell’s home in Franklin, TN.  This is a pitch in lunch, when you come, please bring something to eat for everyone to share.

Chris and Chad’s address is:

1751 Sedberry Road, Franklin, TN 37064

To view this on Google Maps, please click on this link:

If you are on, I have set this up as an event.  You can view my Facebook profile at:

Please pass this on to other people that are in the family who may not know about the reunion.  Thank you and hope to see everyone there!

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Jerry Dean Moore (1944 – 2009)

Jerry was a first cousin to my father. He is also a descendant of Etheldred Clemmons Sr.

Obituary from WFIN radio’s web site.

Jerry Moore

67-year-old Fairfield resident, Jerry Moore, died at 8:15 a.m. Friday, February 6, at his home. He was retired from Champion Labs, and served as an EMT for 25 years and a City Alderman for eight years.

Surviving are his wife, Linda; one son, Gary Moore of Fairfield; two grandchildren; one sister, Henrietta Tullis of Taylorville, IL; and one brother, Terry Moore of Taylorville, IL.

Funeral services for Jerry Moore will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 11, at Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery with military rites at the graveside. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, at Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

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Lydia Ann Clemmons (1919-2009)

Lydia was the wife of James Porter Clemmons. James was a descendant of Samuel Thompson Clemmons > Etheldred Clemmons Sr. > Etheldred Clemmons Jr. > James Allen Clemmons > John Porter Clemmons

Obituary from the Lebanon Democrat – January 23rd, 2009

Lydia Ann Clemmons

Services for Mrs. Clemmons will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at Dickson Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Carrington officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Clemmons, 89, of Dickson, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 at NHC Healthcare of Dickson.

She was preceded in death by husband, James “Porter” Clemmons; parents, Samuel and Nellie Denny; and brother, Charles Denny.

Survivors include: daughter, Mari-Louise (Robert) Spencer of Dickson; grandchildren, Jamie Rose, Dani Howard and Shawn Spencer; great-grandchildren, David Musselwhite, Justin, Brenna, Angela, Candace, Camille and Brandon Howard and Alexis and Aaron Spencer; great-great-grandchild, Gavin Musselwhite; and several nieces and nephews.

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More about Anne Sloan

Anne Twining Sloan died April 4th, 2009 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She was an integral part of the Clemmons Family Reunions and held a wealth of knowledge that will be sorely missed.

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Dr. Anne Twining Sloan (1949 – 2009)

Obituary from the Lebanon Democrat – April 6th, 2009

Dr. Anne Twining Sloan

Services for Dr. Sloan will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 7 at Woofin with interment to follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon. Visitation will be Monday, April 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Woodfin Funeral Chapel.

Dr. Sloan, 59, died Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Mufreesboro. She was an associate professor of political science at MTSU since 1993 and served in numerous positions with the Tennessee Political Science Association, including president between 1994 and 2004. At the time of her passing, she held the title of Special Assistant to the Provost for International Education since August 2004, a position she assumed full-time in January 2006.

She was born in Lebanon in 1949 and grew up in Mufreesboro, where she attended Campus School and graduated from Central High School in 1967. Her father, Eugene Holloway Sloan, was a longtime fixture at MTSU. Among his various positions, he last served as a public relations spokesperson. Sloan earned her bachelors degree from MTSU in 1971, her master’s degree from Louisiana State University in 1974 and her doctorate from The Ohio State University in 1982.

Survivors include: husband, Steve Saunders, assistant director of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at MTSU; daughter, Samantha Saunders, a 19-year-old freshman at the University of Virginia; brothers, Gene and Bill Sloan, both of Murfreesboro and Joe Sloan of Nashville.

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Long time…

It has been awhile since my last post! A lot of things have happened in the past year. The two main things is the birth of my daughter, Erin Michelle Clemmons and also my purchase of another business. Both of these things have taken alot of my time.

Last year at the reunion, we decided to move the reunion back to someone’s home instead of at the civic center. I think this is a great choice. We have also decided to change the date of the Clemmons reunion in hopes that more people would be able to attend. It seemed like there were a lot of people that traveled elsewhere over the 4th of July weekend. We moved it to the last weekend in July. It just happened that Nascar also moved their Brickyard race up one weekend to coincide with the reunion. But that is okay.

I will be updating this blog more often in hopes of keeping everyone up to date. Hopefully, others will send me their updates so that I can include them in the Clemmons Newsletter.

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Obit: William Thomas Clemmons

William Thomas Clemmons was my Great-Uncle.

Obituary from the Wayne County Press – April 21st, 2008

William Thomas Clemmons, 77, Fairfield, Dies; Was City Mail Carrier

Tom Clemmons, 77, a well-known Fairfield man, died Saturday, April 19, 2008 at his home. He had been ill with Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Mr. Clemmons had been a Fairfield city mail carrier for 25 years. After retirement he had worked at Wal-Mart.

Services Tuesday

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fairfield First Christian Church. Visitation is Monday from 6-8 p.m. (tonight) at Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home. Burial is in Maple Hill Cemetery.

He was born April 24, 1930 in Jefferson County, the son of Earl and Mary Alice Clemmons. He married Dolores Vest August 7, 1964. She survives.

He was a member of the Fairfield First Christian Church and had served as an Elder and Deacon. He served in the U.S. Army reserves.

Mr. Clemmons was a member and co-founder of the Fairfield Coin Club and served as auctioneer for 25 years. He had served as a Fairfield alderman and Jasper Grade School Board member.


He and Dolores had one daughter, Gina (Tony) Thomason of Keenes. Mr. Clemmons had three children from a previous marriage; Debbie (Rick) Reese of Ohio, Rand (Laura) Clemmons of San Diego, Calif., Robert (Susan) Clemmons of Fairfield; four grandsons and two granddaughters; one brother Howard (Fairfield) and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Memorials may be made to the Fairfield First Christian Church

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William Thomas Clemmons

My dad called me today and told me that Uncle Tom died this morning. He was born April 24th, 1930. He went with me a few times to the Clemmons Family Reunion in Lebanon Tennessee and always had wonderful stories to tell me. The picture below was taken at the Clemmons Reunion in 2005. I will miss him greatly.

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Jan 19th Update

I have added the following publications to the database including images of the obituaries:

Wayne County Press:

  • Dec. 27th, 2007
  • Jan. 3rd, 2008
  • Jan. 7th, 2008
  • Jan. 10th, 2008
  • Jan. 14th, 2008
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