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  Meet Mel’Kenadi Grace McDuffie. Born December 31, 2014 to her parents, Kenneth and Melissa McDuffie. Her proud Grandparents are Herman "Jimmy"and Carolyn Blake, and Mary B. Strong. She is a cutie!

 

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It is with deepest regret that we inform you of the passing of Deacon Willie James McClurkin, Sr., on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Arrangements were as follows (all services were held at the church): Holy Trinity Baptist Church, 300 Albany Avenue, Amitywille, NY 11701 (631) 842-6665.

On Friday, May 1. 2015, the viewing commenced at 9:00a.m. followed by the funeral starting at 10:00a.m. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to and were provided by Hasgill Funeral Home at 155 Sunrise Highway, Amityville, NY 11701 whose phone is (631) 842-2788.

Expressions may be sent to The McClurkin Family, 310 40th Street, Copiage, NY 11726.

Please keep his children lifted in prayer during this time of bereavement 

Freddie McClurkin

Willie James McClurkin, Jr.

LaVern McClurkin Price

Lauvania McClurkin Baker

 

 

 

  

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Cheryl "Cheri" McClurkin, departed this life on Tuesday, March 13, 2015 in Amityville, NY.  Born in Amityville NY on June 8, 1962, Cheri sang and recorded with The McClurkin Family over the years. She is best known however, as a Playwright, who recently penned her life story in the form of a riveting play entitled "A Cry For Help", which play was produced by her own company, Cheronic Productions.  Cheri is survived by six siblings including Multi-award winning Gospel recording artist Donnie McClurkin of Rockville Center; Marlene McClurkin Mason of Amityville; Andrea McClurkin Mellini of Farmingville; Anthony McClurkin of Indiana; Tanya McClurkin Staples of Alabama; and Rafael McClurkin of Alabama; a grandmother; five children; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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 This little Angel is Emerson Claire McClerklin, born to Dr. Dwayne and Jennifer McClerklin on December 14, 2014, at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 

Emerson weighed in at 5 pounds 13 ounces and measured 19 inches in length.  Mother, father,  and baby are well, and Emerson has asserted her position as "baby-in-chief" and ruler of the roost. A rousing McFamily WELCOME to Emerson and  CONGRATULATIONS to Dwayne and Jennifer!

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Rev. John Daniel (J.D.) McClurkin, fondly called "Grandpa" or "Uncle DD" by his family and "Rev" by those in the religious community, was the fourth child of eight children born to Rev. J. A. McClurkin and Mrs. Emma Crosby McClurkin in Chester, SC on August 27, 1927. Since childhood he has always had a great sense of humor and will always be remembered for that hearty laugh that would fill a room.

He leaves to cherish his memory three daughters and one son: Pianelius Howell-Foster (Keny) of Plantation, Florida; Reginald McClurkin (Denise) of Ellicott City, Maryland; Brenda Martin-Massey of Rock Hill, South Carolina; and Collette Dixon-Calhoun of Rock Hill, South Carolina; eight grandchildren: Stephen McClurkin, Stacey McClurkin, Ashton Howell, Sherard Weathers, Courtney Calhoun, Jeffrey (JJ) Calhoun Jr., Thaddius Davis, and Jeanae Martin; nine great-grandchildren: Peyton Howell, Parker Howell, Khloe McClurkin, Shanya Calhoun, Ethan Brice, Maeghan Armstrong, Brandi Jackson, Brenden Jackson, and Makalia Davis: two brothers: Willie McClurkin, Sr. of Amityville, New York and Robert McClurkin of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Pansy Williams of Rock Hill, South Carolina and Mary Emma Davis (Joe) of Chester, South Carolina; one sister-in-law, Melanie McClurkin of Chester, South Carolina, and one special niece, Jacqueline Sims-Chisholm of Chester, South Carolina, who served as his caregiver when he returned from Florida where he lived with his daughter for a brief period, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. His parents, John & Emma, two sisters, Suenie & Eugenia, and one brother, Donald all preceded him in death.

 

 

John attended the public schools of Chester, graduating from Finley High School. Determined not to be what he called a "boot-leg" preacher, he also attended seminary to sharpen his skills and be properly trained to serve in ministry.  Throughout his ministry he would take advantage of any session or training opportunity that presented itself to stay abreast of the latest trends in ministry. In 1952 while attending Benedict College,  J.D. met the former Susie M. Crawford. They were married on December 31, 1952. From that union two children were born: Pianelius Drusilla (Penny) and Reginald O'Neal. He later married Joyce Bankhead.

 

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Once again, God has smiled upon our McFamily and blessed us with twin boys, Peyton and Parker Howell.  The fraternal twins were born on February 5, 2014. They are the children of Ashton Howell and grandchildren of proud Grandma Penny Howell-Foster, who says that they are as different as night is from day.  She also says that while they both resemble their father, Ashton, one of them (un-named) looks like her. Dream on, Grandma :).  The one at top with bottle is PEYTON and the one on the bottom is Parker.    Welcome into the McFamily boys!!

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On Wednesday, November 13 2013, the Patriarch, Donald Andy McClurkin, Sr. passed away. Donald was 79. Having been born and raised in Chester, S.C. he later moved to Amityville, New York. He was employed as a local construction worker when he met and married Frances McClurkin at the age of 20. Frances predeceased Donald. He leaves behind his Multi Award winning gospel recording son, Donnie McClurkin and his Grammy-nominated siblings, including Marlene McClurkin Mason, Cheryl McClurkin, Andrea McClurkin-Mellini, Anthony McClurkin, Tanya McClurkin Staples, and Raphael McClurkin, and step-children Chavonne Johnson, Walter Johnson, Robert Johnson, Sjanita Johnson and current wife Melanie McClurkin, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.  He was preceded in death by two other children; Olivia McClurkin and Thomas McClurkin.

The home-going service and celebration of his life was held on November 20, 2013 at Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York in Jamaica, New York.  The McClurkin family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and words of encouragement and this colossal loss to the McFamily.

 

 

 

 

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This lovely little lady is Brielle Alyssa James, God's gift to Anthony and Kiara James. Brielle was born on March 22, 2013 weighing in at 4 pounds 4 ounces. Although she was born five months prematurely, word is that she is rapidly making up for it and has a hefty appetite. CONGRATS to the proud parents, and WELCOME to the McFamily, Brielle.!!

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Jules Baker, son of Lauvenia and Darren Baker died suddenly on May 31, 2012 in Lakeland Florida. Jules was the brother of Jay McClurkin and Joy Baker and grandson of  Willie and the late Odessa McClurkin. Jules was just 20 years old. Funeral services were held in Lakeland Florida on June 6, 2012. Our prayers go out to Jules' parents and siblings and all of the McFamily, as we all share in his loss. 

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Mrs. Azalee Crosby Crawford Springs was called from labor to reward on Monday, October 31, 2011 at her home. She joined hands with the Master and departed this life after ninety-nine years on this earthly journey.  Born in Fairfield County on March 22, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Dennis Crosby and Janie Crosby Williams.  To know her was to love her. She loved cooking and entertaining her family and friends with big scruptious dinners that were greatly enjoyed by everyone.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Mrs. Crosby was preceded in death by her husbands, Nathaniel Crawford and Wardell "Bubba" Springs, one son, Horace Crawford, one brother, and three sisters. She is survived by a host of relatives and friends. A special thanks to the Hospice Staff of  South Carolina, and deepest sympathies trom the McFamily.

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Odessa P. McClurkin, the only child of the late Massy Price and Lauvaina White Price, was called to her eternal rest on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.
Odessa met and married the love of her life, Willie James McClurkin, Sr. on April 1947. In celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary, Willie and Odessa, accompanied by a number of family members went on a Caribbean Cruise to Bermuda.               . 

Odessa was retired, after serving for 27 years with the Long Island Developmental Center in Melville New York, and was a devoted and faithful member of the Holy Trinity Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Vernon D. Shelton, where she was ordained and consecrated as a
Deaconess and thereafter became a "Mother" of the Church.  She is survived by her husband, Willie, and a number of surviving children, and a host of grandchildren, neices, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

The struggle is over, the victory is won.  Sleep on Odessa, you have earned a well-deserved rest.  We loved you, but God loved you more.

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This lovely couple is Penny Howell and Keny W. Foster, who became Husband and Wife onFriday, November 5, 2010. The wedding took place at the Double Tree Guest Suites in Charlotte, N.C. Keny is a Deacon at Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church where Penny's father, J.D. McClurkin pastored for 33 years. Keny is also a "double dipper", having retired from the Army and again from BMW. Way to go, Keny!

To Penny and Keny, the Mcfamily is happy for you and will keep you in our prayers. A hearty "Welcome to the McFamily to you, Keny !! There is a nice ring to "Penny" and "Keny", don't you all agree? 

Click on the link below, to see the pictures of what appears to have been the "Wedding of the Century".   Be Blessed!

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Dwayne Eric McClerklin and Jennifer Elizabeth Jefferies were married on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Mills House, Charleston, S.C. at 5:00 PM, with the wedding reception following the wedding, at the same location, AT 5:30.  Dwayne is the son of Marlene McClerklin and the late Willie McClerklin, II, of Columbia S.C.  The lovely bride, Jennifer, is the daughter of Debra McAbee of Greenville, S.C.  The newlyweds departed early on Sunday morning, April 18 for their honeymoon, a week  in sunny St. Lucia, in the Caribbean.  Our collective CONGRATULATIONS to the newlyweds, and a hearty McFamily "Welcome" to Jennifer, the newest member of the McFamily.

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                                                               This little angel is Blaise Olivia Dixon, born to Crystal and Zino Dixon of Huntsville, Alabama on November 17, 2009. She weighed in at 7 pounds 6 ounces, and measured a whopping 20 inches long. Crystal is the daughter of the late Olivia McClurkin.  Looking at the pics it is hard to tell if Blaise was the cause of that passionate kiss, or its result. Perhaps we will never know. At any rate, CONGRATULATIONS to Crystal and Zino.

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The Homegoing Service celebrating the life of Mrs. Luvenia P. McClerklin was held on Friday, September 18, 2009 in Columbia, S.C. Luvenia was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  Born on May 4, 1924 in Lykesland, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Roosevelt and Lillie Mae Patterson Jacobs. She was the wife of the late Willie ("Strawder") McClerklin of Columbia and Step-mother of Ralph McClerklin, James McClerklin, Fred McClerklin, Horace McClerklin, Willie McClerklin, Aaron McClerklin, Janie Myers, Mattie Mosby, Shirley Motley, Ermajean McClerklin, Ernest McClerklin and Christine Wilcox. Luvenia was also survived by two brothers, Malachi (Kissie) Jacobs of Eastover and Edward Jacobs of Hopkins, S.C., a sister, Lillie Mae Scott of Hopkins, and numerous other relatives, all of who will miss her dearly.  Burial was at Temple of Yashua Cemetery in Hopkins, S.C.

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On August 2, 2009, Judah Baruch Mosby, the son of Bishop Milton Mosby and Mattie McClerklin Mosby of God's Church of Deliverance, in Columbia, S.C., went home to be with the Lord.  Judah was funeralized on August 5, 2009, followed by a Memorial Service held on August 8, 2009 in Columbia.  He is survived by his parents, a twin sister, Judith, brother Samuel Elijah Mosby, elder sisters Candace Anita House and Carmen Alexis Gray, his son Izear Judah Mosby, fiance Candiance Danielle Bates, his maternal grandmother, Luvenia McClerklin,  and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other extended family members.  Judah will be missed but never forgotten.  Our prayers go out for the Mosby family.

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Mrs. Jackie Sims-Chisholm is pleased to announce the marriage of her "Baby Girl", Popotti ("Poppi") Sims to Quentin Martin, of Anderson, S.C. The wedding took place on Saturday, August 1, 2009 in Chester, S.C. We welcome Quentin into the McFamily, and wish nothing but the best for this beautiful couple. Poppi is the grand-daughter of Mrs Pansy Williams.

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On Saturday, December 27, 2008 Almeta McClerklin Boyd went home to be with her Lord. Almeta was the twin sister of Louise McClerklin Allen, and the daughter of the late Aaron and Mattie McClerklin of Columbia, S.C. She is survived by two sons, Jonathan and Terence, two brothers, Aaron McClerklin, Jr. of Columbia, S.C. and Lenzo McClerklin of Brooklyn, New York, her only sister, Louise McClerklin Allen of Hampton, Virginia, and a host of nieces and nephews and others.  Our most sincere sympathies to her immediate family, and we all mourn her death.

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On September 12, 2008 the death angel invaded the McFamily as our beloved Minister Lugenia Blake went home to be with her Lord. The daughter of the late Reverend John A. McClurkin and Emma McClurkin was born on September 1, 1929 in Chester, S.C. She was educated in the Chester County School System and graduated from Finley High School. She was also a graduate of St. Vincent's School of Nursing and attended the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. She was called into ministry in 1997 and has been serving the Lord as a dedicated Minister of the Gospel at First Baptist Church. Minister Blake is survived by two sons, Herman L. Blake of Charlotte, N.C., and Minister Ernest Blake, Jr. of Bridgeport, and one daughter, Deborah J. Blake, four brothers, two sisters, and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her late husband, Ernest Blake, Sr., daughter Donna A. Blake, and sister Suenie v. Anderson. The McFamily mourns the loss of this saint, but rejoices in her salvation and her well-deserved rest in the arms of our Lord.

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One of gospel music's most powerful singers, Donnie McClurkin, and his family mourn the loss of his sister, Olivia McClurkin.  The second oldest sibling of seven children succumbed to a nine year struggle with cancer on Tuesday November 4, 2008.  Not only will this day be recorded in the history books for the nomination of America's first African American President, but it will be recorded in the hearts of the "McFamily" and friends as the day she made her transisiton to her heavenly home. Olivia was a dynamic vocalist who recorded with her siblings on two McClurkin Family Projects (Zomba Records), along with singing background for such artists as pop star, Whitney Houston, gospel artists Pastor Adrae Crouch, Ron Kenoly and others.  Olivia leaves behind a grandmother, mother , father, two brothers, four sisters, three daughters, nine grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.  We know that she is in Heaven making joyful noises with her Lord and Savior!

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On Saturday, April 19, 2008 Burton McClerklin and Theresa Jones were joined in Holy Matrimony at the Church of the Open Door, in Brooklyn, New York. Burton is the son of Mr. Lenzo McClerklin of Brooklyn, where the newlyweds will also reside. Welcome to the McFamily, Theresa, and may you have many beautiful years together!

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Kiara and Anthony's Wedding Page

This beaming couple are newly-weds Kiara ("Kiki") McClerklin James and Anthony Lorenzo James, who were married on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. at Francis Burns United Methodist Church, Columbia, S.C. Kiara is the daughter of Elder Ernest McClerklin and Dr. Patricia McClerklin of Columbia, South Carolina. Anthony is the son of Mrs. Stephanie Hickson and Mr. Amos James, Sr.
 
The Maid of Honor was  Ms. Jessica Forman and the Best Man was Mr. Aaron Whitney. Bridesmaids were cousins Alaina McClerklin and Ms. Danielle Motley. Groomsmen were Mr. Charlie Wilson, Jr. and Mr. Jeremiah Graves.
 
The wedding was a gala affair attended by a host of family friends and other well wishers. The couple left promptly for their honeymoon, a 7-day Caribbean Cruise.  Way to Go!
 
Our prayers go out to this lovely young couple, and the entire McFamily wishes them many years of marital bliss!!
 
 

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On July 20, 2007 Deacon James Edward McClerklin departed this life at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in Bronx, N.Y. where he resided. Deacon McClerklin was the son of the late Aaron L. McClerklin and Mattie Crumpton McClerklin. He served his country honorably in World War II, and after receiving an Honorable Discharge, he worked as a Baker and Chef from which he retired after many years of faithful service in that profession. His former wife, Willie Lou Johnson preceded him in death, and he never re-married.  Those who will forever cherish fond and precious memories of James are his two loving brothers, Aaron L. McClerklin, Jr. of Columbia, S.C. and Lenzo McClerklin of Brooklyn, N.Y. , two loving sisters, Almeta Boyd of Columbia, S.C. and Louise Allen of Hampton, Va., numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces, great-great nephews and nieces, and many others.  The family shares in the grief of his loss, but rejoices in the knowledge that he is now resting with the Lord.

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Michael David McClerklin, Sr. son of Pastor Fred McClerklin and Ruth McClerklin of Columbia, S.C. departed this life and went home to his Savior on October 12, 2007 at his home in Florida. Michael was a man of many talents and accomplishments.  He was a star athlete in high school where he played varsity football and was a member of the track and field team.  He served in both the 82d Airborne and the 101st Airborne Divisions while in the military, held a black belt in karate and taught at the Kenpo Karate School in Panama.  Michael was also a scholar, attaining an Associate's Degree and a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Most of all he was a man of God, and was always able to rise above the cares of this life and see the good that God created. He is survived by his son, Michael David McClerklin, Jr. ("Lil' Mike"), his parents, brothers and sisters, and a host of other relatives, all of who will miss him. If Michael could speak to us he would say "Love Me, But Let Me Go". The family loves you, Mike, and we will let God.

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James McClerklin, a Retired First Sergeant, U.S. Army went home to see the Lord on November 11, 2005, at his home in Hephzibah, Georgia. James, or "C" as he was called by his family, was born in Columbia S.C. on November 20, 1932 to Willie and Juanita McClerklin.  He was a star football player at C.A. Johnson High School before entering into the military, where he remained for 21 years.  He served two tours in Vietnam, and was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and numerous other awards and commendations. He was active in his Church and community, a devout Christian, father of Gerald McClerklin and Daria (McClerklin) McClung, and survived by numerous brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and other relatives, all of who will miss his gentle spirit and demeanor. His services were held at Williams Funeral Home in Hephzibah and interment took place at Hillcrest Memorial Park, with full military honors.  The American flag was presented to his daughter, Daria.

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Congratulations are in order to Ki'Juana "Kiki" Madry and
Sebastian "Bat" Hopkins on their wedding! Kiki is the daughter of Emily "Cookie" and Alden Jackson and the grand daughter of Joe and Mary Davis. The wedding was a garden wedding and took place on July 9, 2005 at Glen Cairn Garden in Rock Hill, S.C. and was a gala affair.  Check out those smiles (and that big rock on her left hand)!! Get more details by clicking on the link below:
 
 
 
The entire McFamily wishes for them a beautiful life together.

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Presenting Williard Ethan Jackson, born November 18, 2003 in Atlanta Georgia to Willard "Bill" and Nina Jackson. Little Ethan weighed in at 7 pounds and was 21 inches at birth. Nina is the eldest daughter of Alden and "Cookie" (Davis) Jackson and the eldest grandchild of Joe and Mary Emma (McClurkin) Davis. Ethan is Joe and Mary Emma's third great-grandchild and second great grand-son. Ethan's room was "custom painted" by his proud papa Bill. A hearty McFamily "welcome" to little Ethan, and God's blessings upon this young family.

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Tony and Lorna McClurkin, proud new parents of Nyahlia Afiya McClurkin, born Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 2:55PM weighing in at 8 pounds, 4oz. Tony is Donnie's younger brother and the son of Donald and Frances McClurkin.  Check out those smiles (grins?).  Congratulations to the new parents, and a great big McFamily WELCOME to little Nyahlia!!!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!  The Stork came again to Tony and Lorna and brought them little Tzaddi Ali McClurkin, born on April 18, 2007. (See below) Nyahlia is now 2 years old, which makes her the "big sis", a role which you can be sure she will cherish. That grin on Lorna's face tells it all. And Tony, well he's on cloud nine having a boy-child to carry on the name. Tony and Lorna also relocated from the Atlanta area to Indianpolis, Indiana in 2006. God Bless you and yours, Tony and Lorna!!

AND SEKOU MAKES THREE!  Yes, they did IT again (and again, and again, I believe...) The newest addition is Sekou Ari McClurkin, a little boy born January 7, 2012 at 4:57 a.m. His picture will be posted when available.  Welcome, Sekou!!!

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This lovely couple is Timothy Myers and his new  bride, Terrell, who were married on August 16, 2003 at Columbia, S.C. The new couple honeymooned at Hilton Head Island, S.C., where they met up with Timothy's Uncle and Aunt, Horace and Cassandra McClerklin who were vacationing at Hilton Head at the same time. Timothy is the son of Janie McClerklin Myers. The newlyweds are making their home in Columbia, S.C.
A warm McFamily "CONGRATULATIONS" to both, and welcome to the McFamily, Terrell!

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...and baby makes three!
 
This is the first augmentation to the Myers' family, little Tae Jon Romello Myers, born on June 20, 2004 (Father's Day). What a Father's Day present!  Good work, Terrell, and congratulations to both of you. Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, little man!

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Aaron McClerklin is the proud grandfather of a grand-daughter, Blyss Sana' Swan, born March 28, 2002 to Fred and Alina McClerklin Swan, Aaron's daughter. Blyss weighed 7 pounds 13.5 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. Mother, Father, Blyss and "Grand-dad" are doing well. Welcome into the world and the Family, Blyss, and Congratulations to parents and grand-dad! Isn't she gorgeous!

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More braggin' rights for Aaron McClerklin, as his son, Kevin McClerklin took the lovely Mary C. Garnett McClerklin as his bride on February 21, 2002 in Boston, Mass. They have recently purchased their first home, and are planning a family. Congratulations, fond best wishes, and WELCOME to the McFamily, Mary.

ADDENDUM: "Big sister" Malia Elise McClerklin Born August 7, 2002 holds her little sister, a healthy 6 pound 13 ounce baby girl. Isn't she beautiful!!! Go to "Favorite Family Photos" page for more pics.

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SECOND ADDENDUM:  Presenting Marcus Aaron McClerklin! (below) This little fellow was born to Kevin and Mary on April 29, 2007, weighing in at 6 pounds 13 ounces, and measuring 19 inches. in length. Malia now has another "baby brother". Check them out on the Favorite Family Photos page! Kevin, Mary, slow down!!  What a lovely family!  Love you all. 

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This lovely family are LeMans and Melina Martinez Ashford with their  "bundles of joy" Nafissa M. Ashford, born on July 20, 2003 and Zakir M. Ashford, born January 5, 2005.  LeMans is the son of Olivia "Chicken" Ashford and resides with his family in Channelview, Texas. LeMans and Melina, who is from Mexico City, were married on July 15, 2000 at Houston, Texas.

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Here is Little Miss Brianna Lorelle Harvey, born to proud parents Major Kevin and Patryce Harvey on
September 9, 2003. Brianna is the granddaughter of Shirley McClerklin Motley of Columbia, S.C.

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"Miracle Baby"

After extensive surgery in 1997 due to a ruptured appendix, Patryce was told by doctors in South Carolina, Virginia and Texas that it would be medically impossible for her to conceive without medical intervention. Six years and many prayers later, the Lord blessed the couple with this beautiful bundle of joy. And just to prove it was'nt a mistake, He's blessed them again!  Little sister Brittney Shirelle Harvey was born on January 8, 2005 in Conyers.  Brittney weighed in at a whopping 7 pounds 12 ounces. She is the apple of her family's eye and is doted on by her "big sister", Brianna as the picture below confirms. Brittney is a happy baby and is said to have figured out how to get her Daddy and "Ma" to do her bidding for her.  No obvious sibling rivalry...yet.

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The family currently resides in Conyers, Georgia, where Kevin is stationed at the USARC Headquarters at Ft. McPherson.

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Octavia ("Tay") Davis is pictured with her new daughter, Aneija Simone, born on September 26, 2003. Tay is the daughter of Verna Davis and the grand-daughter of Joe and Mary Emma (McClurkin) Davis of Chester, S.C. Aneija Simone (Isn't she cute?) is the second great-grandchild of Joe and Mary Emma. Let's welcome the new addition to the McFamily!!
 

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Tony, Nichole, and Little Tony

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You're looking at the newest member of the McFamily.  This is Tony Nicholas Tillman II, born to Tony and Nichole Motley Tillman on April 2, 2003 at Lexington Medical Center, Lexington County, S.C.  Little Tony weighed in at 6 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and measured 21.5 inches.  At last sighting he was a whopping 10 pounds 7 ounces and two feet. Father, Mother and Lil' Tony are doing fine. Nichole is the daughter of Shirley McClerklin Motley. They live in Columbia, S.C. 

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Grant Booker celebrated his third birthday on March 24, 2004. This little charmer is grinning from ear to ear, and  it is clear that he was having big fun on his b'day. Grant is the son of Sheryl and Russell Booker. Sheryl is the daughter of Marlene McClerklin and the late Willie McClerklin, Jr. and is Horace and Cassandra's niece. HAPPY THIRD BIRTHDAY, GRANT!

And now Grant is a 'big brother" with the birth of his brother William Maxwell Booker, born September 25, 2003 at 2:46 PM weighing in at 9 pounds 1 ounce, and 21 1/2 inches!  Congrats to Russell and Sheryl!!Proud Grandma, Marlene McClerklin is shown with both her grandsons.

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This is Robert James Myers, son of Janie McClerklin Myers, and his bride, Raeko Hama Myers.  "Jimmy", as he is called, is a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy stationed in Washington D.C.   Best wishes for a blissful and blessed life together, and "Welcome to the McFamily", Raeko!!

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