CORDELE — Jimmy Clements, 83, died Saturday night, Feb. 11, 2017 at Crisp Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at Third Street Baptist Church. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in the Owensboro Community in Wilcox County. Rev. Tracy Clements and Rev. James Kelley officiated the services.
Melody Mendenhall, pianist, and Tommie Jean Beacham organist, played for the service. Candice Fletcher and James Clements sang “He Sees When We Don’t.” Judith Griffin sang “Look For Me” and Bill Priest and Rev. James Kelley sang “A Pile of Crowns.”
Honoring Mr. Clements by serving as active pallbearers were: John Griffin, Ronnie Goodwin, Steve Mixon, Larry Hendrick, David Fletcher and James Clements.
Mr. Clements was born in Wilcox County, Ga. to the late Edgar Felton Clements and the late Delia Goodwin Clements. He was an active member and Deacon at Third Street Baptist Church and also a former teacher of the Junior Boy’s Sunday School Class. He lived on Lake Blackshear for 52 years and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a member of the Tri-State Archaeology. He was a retired mechanic from Gold Kist and a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years: Frances Clements of Cordele; his sons: Scott (Sherri) Clements of Byron and Rev. Tracy (Lynn) Clements of Fitzgerald; his sister: Judith Griffin of Irwinville; and five grandchildren: Candice C. Fletcher, Stephanie Clements, James Clements, Emily Clements and J. T. Clements.
Online condolences may be left at www.hughesandwright.com. Hughes & Wright Funeral Home, Inc. was honored to be entrusted with these arrangements.