Zelphia Mae McClellan
Funeral Date: 4/8/2009

Obituary:
Zelphia Mae McClellan age 87, of New Edinburg, AR. died Sunday, April 5th at Bradley County Medical Center. She was born January 29, 1922 in Rison, AR,. a daughter of the late Walter Keith and Gracie Puckett Keith. She was a homemaker, a member of Emmaus Missionary Baptist Church, member of the Order of the Eastern Star with 50 year pin, member of the Extension Homemakers Club with 50 year pin and the widow of Alvin ďBillĒ McClellan whom she married August 24, 1940 and he died April 30, 1984. Also proceeding her in death is a brother Clarence Keith. She is survived a son, James McClellan, Camden AR.; 3 daughters, Wilma Thornton and spouse Billy, Warren, AR. Wanda Carr and spouse Curtis, New Edinburg, AR. and Martha Smith, Van Buren, AR. 2 brothers Marvin Keith and Russell Keith both of Illinois. 3 sisters Aileen Coins, Pine Bluff AR., Laurene Ray, Shreveport, LA., and Nell Jacobs, Rison, AR. 8 Grandchildren Keith Thornton, Kevin Thornton, Johnny McClellan, David McClellan, Karen Smith, Amy Harper, Troye Smith and Dana Jackson. 15 Great-grandchildren and 3 Great-great-grandchildren. Also a whole host of friends and relatives. Funeral services were 10:00 AM Wednesday, April 8th at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Mike Taylor and Rev. Myron Smith officiating. Linda Barrett was pianist. Burial was in Moseley Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Danny Norris, Walter Del Santo, Ken Simmons, David Harper, Paul Jacobs, Sandy Nutt, Patrick Smith and Chris Harper. Memorials preferred the Gideonís or the ESTRAL. Christian Education Fund. C/O Mrs. Robin Baker #32 Snuggs Circle,. Mayflower, Arkansas 72105.

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Name: Bro. Doug, Alicia, Dawson, and Grayson Inzer
Message: We are deeply sorry for your loss. Ms. Zelphia Mae was a wonderful lady. We love your family SO very much and will remember you in our prayers in the days to come.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Debbie Grimes
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Ms.Zelphia,she was one of my favorite patients, she will always be remembered fondly. All my love and sympathy to the family. Debbie (the nurse) at Dr. Pennington's Office

Name: julie feller
Message: I have such fond memories of "Big Mom". No one ever made you feel more welcome in her home than she did. It did not matter how long she had known you. You were welcomed into a warm environment. The only regret is that Aaron Andy and AC were not able to spend more time with her over the years. The world is definately a colder place without her in it. But boy are the angels going to eat good from now on because we all know how wonderful everything she made tasted.

Name: Krissy Morrison
Message: Wilma, I am sorry to hear about Aunt Zelphia Mae. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Dennis & Geraldine Puckett
Message: We were terribly sorry to open the paper this morning and see the announcement about Zelphia Mae. Also sorry we can't be there. Will have you all in our prayers.

Name: Wayne ( Sonny ) Nixon
Message: So sorry to get the news about Zelphia Mae. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this trying time. Wayne and Jean Nixon

Name: Jacqualin & Jerry Johnson
Message: Wilma, our thoughts are with you and your family.

Name: Brenda Herrington Pope
Message: Wilma, Wanda, Martha & James, I am so sorry about the loss of your mom. I found out at church on Sunday she had the stroke, but did not hear of her passing until the funeral was already over. I am so sorry that I was not there. This goes to the entire family. You all are in my prayers and thoughts. Love you all, Brenda

Name: Julia Ferrell Harris
Message: I was saddened when Mom told me about Mrs. Zelphia Mae. I've traveled many a mile with my OES sisters travelling the state visiting the various chapters. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Mom, Hazel Ferrell, sends her love as well. My our Lord comfort you.

Name: Judy and French Wynne,Jr.
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time.