Originally created 07/11/00

Mr. Ralph McClendon



EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mr. Ralph T. McClendon, 83, died Monday, July 10, 2000, at Providence Hospital, Columbia.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Edgefield United Methodist Church with the Rev. Burton Ott officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery.

Mr. McClendon, a native of Edgefield, was a veteran of the Civilian Conservation Corps and had retired as an auctioneer and co-owner of Saluda County Stockyard, Thomson Georgia Stockyard, Wilkes County Stockyard and Lugoff Lifestock Market. He was a master Mason at Concordia Lodge 50, a former board member of Francis Hugh Wardlaw Academy, co-founder of Pottersville Museum, and a member of Edgefield County Historical Society, Gamecock Club and Edgefield United Methodist Church, where he was administrative and finance committees chair and a member of R.O. Derrick Sunday School Class.

Survivors include three sons, Carlee T. McClendon, Summerville, Ralph J. McClendon, Saluda, and William Timothy McClendon, Rock Hill; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Edgefield United Methodist Church; or to Barr's Chapel Restoration Fund, c/o Edgefield United Methodist Church.

Friends may call at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Augusta Chronicle July 11, 2000