James Clemmer

James Russell Clemmer

Tuesday, January 14th, 1936 - Friday, October 16th, 2020
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James “Jim” Russell Clemmer, 84, of Franklin passed away Friday, October 16, 2020.

Jim was born in Gaston County, NC. He was the son of the late Adrian Brevard and Anna Mae Brown Clemmer. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mack (Helen) and Lewis (Nollie) Clemmer and one sister Faye Ray (Sonny) all of Gaston County. Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Ernesteen “Ernie” Hopkins Clemmer of the home; one brother Roy (Pam) Clemmer; four sisters, JoAnn Logan (Tommy), Sue Comer (Ernest), Gail Cabe (Ronnie), and Bobbie Quinn (Ethan) all of Gaston County.; many nieces, nephews and special brother-in-laws.

Jim served in the US Army. He was very versatile and had many interests, including traveling, camping, reading, Nascar (where he worked for several years), teaching, cooking hunting, fishing, the beach and spending time with his nieces and nephews. He was a professional machinist and computer programmer for different kinds of machinery and owned his own business at one time. He also drove a truck and worked for Duke Power for a while. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dallas, NC and he attended Cartoogechaye Baptist Church in Franklin.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 24, 2020 with the Rev. Steve Reeves officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00. A private burial will be at a later date at Maidens Chapel Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cartoogechaye Baptist Church, 465 W. Old Murphy Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 2:00pm
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Maryfrances Bryant

Posted at 06:05am
Dear Ernie, My heart goes out to you and your family at this trying time. It's times like this when you need to remember all the memories that you and Jim made together. I'm sending my love to you and also praying for your comfort. Love Maryfrances Bryant

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