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Obituaries 3-15-17


Mrs. Sanders

Mrs. Mary Lee Sanders of LaFayette, died Monday March 6, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Sanders was born in Chambers County to the late Ernest Kelly (Cap) Davis and the late Johnnie Lee Bullock Davis. Memorial services were held Friday, March 10, 2017 at 1PM at Jeff Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Leverett officiating.

She is survived by her Husband Henry Sanders of LaFayette, daughter Jonee Moreman of Opelika, Al., son Bob (Connie) Gay of Cusseta, Al., four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in her memory. On line condolences may be made to jeffjonesfuneralhome.com

Jeff Jones Funeral Home, LaFayette, handled the arrangements.

Mrs. Philpot

Mrs. Levater McCoy Philpot, 83, of LaFayette died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at LaFayette Extended Care, LaFayette. Funeral services were held at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, LaFayette on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. Ed Vines officiating. Interment followed in Bell Chapel cemetery, LaFayette.

Mrs. Philpot is survived by one sister: Cornelia McCoy Brooks, LaFayette; three special nephews: Joecobie Brooks and Willie George McCoy both of LaFayette and Robert (Penelope) Howard, Roanoke; six special nieces: Loretta (James) Malone, Lakeyshia Brooks, Neanna Brooks and Qushika Brooks all of Lanett and Virginia (James) Wright and Torrie Ross both of LaFayette and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Vines Funeral Home, Inc., LaFayette, handled the arrangements.

Mrs. Arledge

Mrs. Annie Kate Arledge 87 of Wetumpka, died Wednesday March 9, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Arledge was born October 8, 1929 in Chambers County, Alabama to the late Steve Hubbard Williams and the late Rebecca Vaster Gillenwaters Williams, she was the 9th of 12 children. Her hobbies were playing the piano, sewing and gardening. She was a 20 year volunteer for Chattahoochee Hospice, served as American Legion Auxiliary Department President (2000) very active in the veteran organization holding multiple local, district, and state offices before serving as Department President, was a member of the First United Methodist Church in LaFayette, UMW, has always been active in the church from children’s through youthwhile her children were young, served as song leader, choir member, substitute pianist, Sunday School teacher, lay leader to list a few areas. Although mother moved away several times LaFayette was always “Home”. So it is fitting that she has now returned home. Funeral services were held Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11AM at the First United Methodist Church in LaFayette with burial in the LaFayette City Cemetery with the Rev. Brennan Peacock and the Rev. Russell Williams officiating. She is survived by five daughters- Linda Byers (Ted), Nancy Fariss (John), Sara Edwards, Sue Meyer (Dion), and Barbara DeBoer (Marvin) two brothers Harlen Williams and Norman Williams. Twelve grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Allege, Sr., parents, siblings John Henry Williams, Homer Cecil Williams, Curtis Williams, Ida Mae Sims, Harold Williams, Horace Williams, Poly Freeman, Bill Williams and Gaines Williams and a daughter Jo Ann Hudson (Joe).

Donations may be made to American Legion Auxiliary Department of Alabama 120 N. Jackson St. Montgomery, Alabama 35104. On line condolences may sent to Jeffjonesfuneralhome.com Jeff Jones Funeral Home, LaFayette, handled the arrangements.

Dr. McClellan, Jr.

Dr. William “Bill” M. McClellan Jr., 69, of LaGrange, Georgia passed away March 09, 2017 at Emory University Hospital.

Dr. McClellan was born March 30, 1947 in Alexandria Virginia to Barbara Blalock Cruit and William M. McClellan Sr. He was a graduate of Ensley High School in Birmingham Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. McClellan completed medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and his fellowship in renal medicine at the University of California in San Francisco. He also received a MPH degree from Emory University.

Dr. McClellan moved to LaGrange in 1976 and began his medical practice with Clark-Holder Clinic while also serving as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Emory University. He became deeply involved in the community, teaching adult Sunday School at the First Baptist Church and serving on the Troup 2000 initiative, among other activities. In 2005, Dr. McClellan retired his medical practice in LaGrange and took an appointment as a full professor of epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and medicine at Emory University.

Dr. McClellan’s long research career focused on racial and other disparities in health outcomes related to chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, hypertension and the quality of care for patients. He combined strong expertise in clinical medicine, epidemiology, and health services research and this was reflected in over 240 publications and service to national and international advisory groups. In addition, he directly supervised 12 Ph.D. students and mentored countless others.

Despite his distinguished professional career, Dr. McClellan found plenty of time to enjoy life. He was an avid reader, gardener, sailor, hiker, and world traveler. During Saturdays in the fall, he could also be reliably found watching Alabama football. He took a deep interest in anyone he met and always tried to help them achieve their best.

Dr. McClellan is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Ann Chambers McClellan; his sisters Madeline Mercer and Debbie Schuelke, and brother Richard Cruit; his children, William “Bill” McClellan III (Phabiola), Jennifer Nelson (Scott), and Chandler McClellan (Jessica); and his grandchildren David, Joshua, Alex, Langston, William, and Abigail.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 17 2017 from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange GA. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, March 18 2017 at the First Baptist Church on the Square, LaGrange, GA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to LaGrange College (note for nursing endowment in memory of Dr. McClellan) or to the Literacy Volunteers of Troup County, 200 Main Street Suite 201, LaGrange, Georgia 30240.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636