OBITUARY

James Edward Clements

October 26, 1914December 4, 2012

James Edward Clements, 98, a former long time resident of Stuarts Draft, passed away at 10:30 PM Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Birch Gardens. He was born October 26, 1914 in Amherst County, a son of the late Corbett and Hallie Pearl Ogden Clements. In the late 1930s, he was part of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that constructed the Skyline Drive. A United States Navy Veteran, he served his country from March 6, 1944 until his discharge on October 29, 1945. He retired from the local DuPont Company after 40 years of service. He was a member and trustee of the Sherando United Methodist Church, where he also served on the cemetery committee and in other capacities of the church. He was a charter member of the Sher-Lynd Ruritan Club and was instrumental in the development of the Sherando Community Center. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Marie Clements; sisters, Minnie Snyder, Sara Clark, Ruth Moran, Mildred Clements and Dorothy Snyder; brothers, Leonard Clements, Francis Clements and Fred Clements. Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Opal Clements; two sons, David Clements and wife Barbara of Stuarts Draft, Eugene Clements and wife Karen of Mississippi; two daughters, Nancy Swartz and husband Fred of Bridgewater, Alice Clements of Stuarts Draft; a brother, Donnie Clements of Texas; a sister, Evelyn Whiteside of Vesuvius; seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Sherando United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clayton Payne and Charles Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites provided by the Stuarts Draft Post 9339. Active pallbearers will be Chass Clements, Cory Clements, Justin Parsons, Tim Ketten, Sonny Cox and Mike Clements. Honorary pallbearers will be his great grandchildren and members of Sherando United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Friday, December 7, 2012 from 6-8:00 PM at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sherando United Methodist Church, 2022 Howardsville Tpke, Stuarts Draft, Virginia 24477. Family and friends are invited to share a memory, send condolences and sign the guest book by visiting www.reynoldshamrick.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2012

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment
REMEMBERING

James Edward Clements

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December 8, 2012

Alice, I am so sorry to read about your Father. I was in Richmond for 3 days watching the grandkids play basketball and just got home around 4:00 p.m. today. I would love to visit with you for a while. Please feel free to call me at 949-6446 as I do not know how to get in touch with you. you know how special I thought your Dad and Mom always were. They treated me so nice when I would be visiting you. Hope to hear from you soon.

Mary Wood

Drema Drumheller

December 8, 2012

SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS, PRAYERS HAVE BEEN SENT. GOD BLESS, JOHNNY AND DREMA DRUMHELLER

Emma Zimmerman

December 7, 2012

Alice,I am real sorry to about your dad. He was always good to me. My heart goes out to your mom it is a long time to be together.My prayers are with you and your family.
a old friend Emma Zimmerman

December 7, 2012

WELL ALWAYS LOVE YOU FOR ALL YOU DID FOR ME AND BARBARA.

YOUR BABY SON

Brian Bearden

December 7, 2012

God be with you and your family through these times! He is very proud of all of you!

December 6, 2012

Dear Opal, and Family:

Please know that our prayers are with you and that you have our deepest sympathy. May God wrap His Loving arms around all of you, especially, at this time!

Peace and Love,
Reverend William and Mrs.Claudette Freeman

Vickie Norman

December 6, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

FROM THE FAMILY