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Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - LaGrange

1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA

OBITUARY

Mary "Liz" McClearn

February 22, 1930June 13, 2019
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Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Gossage McClearn, 89 of LaGrange, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019. She was originally from Heflin, AL where she was part of a large family. After school, she moved to Birmingham to work. She was a member of West End Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir.

Liz met G.D. (Mac) McClearn while working at Graybar Electric Company. They married in 1970. They continued to live and work in Birmingham until retirement. In 1989, they relocated to LaGrange, GA. They were members at First Baptist Church of LaGrange where she sang in the New Horizons Choir. Liz also volunteered as a “Pink Lady” at West Georgia Medical Center and at Florence Hand Nursing Home. She supported many children’s charities and bought coats each year for needy children.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Mac McClearn, who died in 2011. And, she is survived by a brother, Keema Gossage of Heflin, AL; sister, Eileen Boyd of San Luis Obispo, CA. Although she never had children of her own, Liz loved, and was loved by many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.

Liz McClearn was a loving, generous woman. She loved to travel, she loved family and friends, she loved children, and she loved to ride on country roads.

The Gathering of Family and Friends will be Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 11:00 am until 12:00pm. Celebration of Life will start at 12:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family request a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. McClearn.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240, (706) 884-8636.

  • FAMILY

  • Margaret Bolton, Niece
  • Janet Granade, Niece

Services

  • The Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, June 22, 2019

Memories

Mary "Liz" McClearn

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James Boyd

June 21, 2019

My name is James C. Boyd although most remember me by my middle name Carroll. "Liz" was my aunt. Her sister is my mother Eileen Boyd. Most of my family remember her nick name as "Tab".
I remember when "Aunt Tab" and mother would be together how much they laughed. There was always a funny story or joke. My "Aunt Tab" was always fun to be with. Although it has been may years since our families were together I and my mother spoke with her by phone often. It was mentioned how generous she was. My mother is now in a care facility and "Liz" or "Aunt Tab" would send clothes to my mother. She wanted her to have some new and nice things to wear even though in a care home.
I was blessed to speak with her the week before her passing. She will always be a special part of our family.
With great love and many blessing.
James "Carroll" and Linda Boyd - San Luis Obispo CA.

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Biography

Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Gossage McClearn, 89 of LaGrange, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019. She was originally from Heflin, AL where she was part of a large family. After school, she moved to Birmingham to work. She was a member of West End Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir.

Liz met G.D. (Mac) McClearn while working at Graybar Electric Company. They married in 1970. They continued to live and work in Birmingham until retirement. In 1989, they relocated to LaGrange, GA. They were members at First Baptist Church of LaGrange where she sang in the New Horizons Choir. Liz also volunteered as a “Pink Lady” at West Georgia Medical Center and at Florence Hand Nursing Home. She supported many children’s charities and bought coats each year for needy children.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Mac McClearn, who died in 2011. And, she is survived by a brother, Keema Gossage of Heflin, AL; sister, Eileen Boyd of San Luis Obispo, CA. Although she never had children of her own, Liz loved, and was loved by many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.

Liz McClearn was a loving, generous woman. She loved to travel, she loved family and friends, she loved children, and she loved to ride on country roads.

The Gathering of Family and Friends will be Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 11:00 am until 12:00pm. Celebration of Life will start at 12:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family request a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. McClearn.


Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240, (706) 884-8636.