Funeral services for Jarrell McClenny are Friday

Jarrell McClenny

Services for John Jarrell McClenny, Jr., 58, of Cairo, GA,will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, Cairo, GA.  The Rev. Rick Turner will officiate.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. McClenny passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville, GA. 

Active pallbearers will be: Gordon Clyatt, Chuck Thomas, Lewis Oliver, Lane Rich, Richard Robinson, Tim Watson, Ken LeGette, Kevin Ross, and Johnny Tuggle.  Honorary pallbearers will be: Keith Carraway, Charles Manny, Rob Rosenbury, Dr. Jimmy Cox, Andy Ponder, Rick Kines, Richard VanLandingham, John Tillis, John B. Wight, Roy Jones, Dudley Moore, Jerry Cook, Jim Merritt, Steve Holt, Jerry Kelly, Ed Robinson, Hubert Stafford, Dr. David Hensley, David McCurry, Ronnie Mills, Chip Wells, Sam Carnline, members of the Grady General Hospital Board, members of the CHS Soccer Teams, employees of Rockdale Transport Services, and employees of J & J Carpets. 

Mr. McClenny was born in Cairo, GA, on March 20, 1955, to LaVerne Moore McClenny and the late John Jarrell McClenny, Sr.  On February 9, 1985, he married Nancy Bell McClenny, who survives.  He was a graduate of Cairo High School. He was owner and operator of J & J Carpets, LLC of Cairo, GA, for 36 years.  Jarrell was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Cairo, GA.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Jarrell served sixteen years on the Grady General Hospital Authority, and was very active in ensuring the success of the hospital.  He also was a lifetime member of the Grady General Support League.  He helped start Friends of CHS Soccer, was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Cairo Development Authority, First United Methodist Men and was a past member of Cairo Country Club, and the Cairo Rotary Club. He was a recipient of the 2001 Man of the Year Award, and he coached soccer for many years. 

He is survived by: his wife, Nancy Bell McClenny of Cairo, GA; a son, John Jarrell McClenny, III of Cairo, GA, and a daughter, Jennifer Bell McClenny of Cairo, GA; his mother, LaVerne M. McClenny of Cairo, GA; brothers, James M. McClenny (Carolyn) of Tallahassee, FL, Jonathan McClenny of Marietta, GA; mother-in-law, Emma Jean Bell of Climax, GA; sister-in-law, Billie Jean Rich (Lane) of Climax, GA; brothers-in-law, Buster Bell (Lynda) of Climax, GA, Andy Bell (Judy) of Climax, GA; aunt, Mary McClenny Meill of Cairo, GA; uncle, Lummie Moore of Arabi, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by: his father, John Jarrell McClenny, Sr.; and his father-in-law, William A. Bell, Jr.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. McClenny to: Cairo First United Methodist Church, 318 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. 

The family will receive friends at the Fellowship Hall of the Cairo First United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

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