OBITUARY

Mary "Gretchel" (Putman) Clemmer

December 26, 1936July 29, 2020
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Mary Gretchel Putman Clemmer 83, passed away peacefully on July 29th, 2020. Gretchel was born on December 26th, 1936 in Gastonia NC. She was one of five children born to Clarence Edward Putman and Marion Gertrude Owens.

Gretchel attended Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, NC. She was employed as a Teacher’s Aide at Lowell Elementary.

Gretchel and her husband Calvin of 61 years were members of the Swinging Stars square dance group. She enjoyed spending time on Topsail Island collecting shells and beach glass. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

In additional to her loving husband Calvin and parents she was predeceased by her brothers Clarence Evans (Buddy) Putman and Troy Wilson Putman. Gretchel is survived by her daughter Susan Danette Conroy (Chris), sons Calvin Otis Clemmer Jr., Edward Lee Clemmer, Anthony Brian Clemmer (Patricia), Melvin Eugene Clemmer (Heather), two brothers Raymond Edward Putman and Earnest Eugene Putman and, ten Grandchildren and six Great Grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 12:30 to 2:00 PM Sunday at Carothers Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held following visitation at 2 PM with Reverend Jeff Watts officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Gretchel’s name to Flint Groves Baptist Church youth programs.

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the Clemmer Family.

  • FAMILY

  • Calvin Clemmer, Husband (deceased)
  • Marion Gertrude Owens, Mother (deceased)
  • Clarence Edward Putman, Father (deceased)
  • Susan Danette Conroy (Chris), Daughter
  • Calvin Otis Clemmer, Jr., Son
  • Edward Lee Clemmer, Son
  • Anthony Brian Clemmer (Patricia), Son
  • Melvin Eugene Clemmer (Heather), Son
  • Clarence Evans "Buddy" Putman, Brother (deceased)
  • Troy Wilson Putman, Brother (deceased)
  • Raymond Edward Putman, Brother
  • Earnest Eugene Putman, Brother
  • Gretchel leaves behind ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Receiving of Friends

    Sunday, August 2, 2020

  • Graveside Service and Committal

    Sunday, August 2, 2020

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Mary "Gretchel" (Putman) Clemmer

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Joann Cloninger

July 31, 2020

Dannette I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I would like to send my deepest condolences to you and your family. May God give you His Peace during this time.
Love you

Diana Sharpe

July 31, 2020

Danette, and family, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your mom. Rejoicing with you in that she is reunited with your dad. Prayers going up for peace and strength in the days to come.

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