Celebration of Life services for Mr. and Mrs. McLemore, will be held at 11:30 am Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel in Gainesville, Georgia.
Theretha Neel McLemore, 92, wife of Willis Bascom McLemore for 73 years, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Mrs. McLemore was born in Uniform, AL to the late Walter Theodore Neel and Grace Bradley Neel. She was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church in Gainesville, GA and member of the Open Door Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Women’s Fellowship Circle and she started the 50 plus UMW at First UMC. Theretha enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, and baking. She made Angel biscuits for over 50 years. She was devoted to her husband and also loved volunteering at church. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Wilfried Muylle, and Debbie and Dr. Stephen Huch; a sister, Bonnie Randall and husband Jimmy; five grandsons, Todd Black and wife Nicole, Andy Black and wife Mandy, Taylor Leggett and wife Kate, Robert Leggett and wife Carra, and Jonathan Leggett; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Terry McLemore; two sisters and two brothers. “You gave us our first breath… We gladly took your last!” “We miss you already.” Linda and Debbie
Willis Bascom McLemore, 95, husband of the late Theretha Neel McLemore, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Mr. McLemore was born in Soso, MS to the late Zachary Taylor McLemore and Ursula Sumrall McLemore. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a medical Corpman. He received his training at Oliver General Hospital in Augusta, GA and completed his Medical Corp training at Camp Barclay in Texas. He later retired from Gannett Publishing. He was a lifetime member of Gainesville First United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher, board member, and Sunday School Teacher. He authored a history of the church and enjoyed story-telling. Willis was a wise man who enjoyed traveling, golf, woodworking, gardening, and reading his bible. He was a member of Gideons International, the Civitans, and American Legion Post #7 in Gainesville, GA. Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Wilfried Muylle, and Debbie and Dr. Stephen Huch; five grandsons, Todd Black and wife Nicole, Andy Black and wife Mandy, Taylor Leggett and wife Kate, Robert Leggett and wife Carra, and Jonathan Leggett; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Terry McLemore; three brothers and five sisters.
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