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Full NameAlma Julier McClelland (Lott)

Date of Death

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Obituary for Alma McClelland

Alma Julie Lott McClelland, age 93 passed from this earthly life on June 5, 2016 in The Woodlands, Texas. She was born November 2, 1922, in Bronson, Texas. Alma was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Jacks Lott and Joshua Andrew Lott. Preceded in death was her husband, Van Ennis Mc Clelland, grandson, Grayson Fuller and three brothers, Albert, Herman, and Hulan Lott. She was a resident of Sabine County for 86 years where she was fondly referred to by numerous children as "Granny" or at school as the "Ice Cream and pickle Lady." Her life was a testimony to the person she was. Managing Granny's House, where she cared for numerous children complete with home Cooked meals, serving as the Nursery Manager for her beloved First Baptist Church touching the lives of so many children, or volunteering at school for nine years, to raise scholarships for students, were all done with love and the greatest care she had to offer. Frequently, When asked why she volunteered at school three to four days a week her answer was always the same. "If I can help one child go to college by selling pickles and ice cream, that will be an opportunity I never had." She received a Presidential commendation from President George H W Bush following the explosion of the Columbia Space shuttle. She cooked more than 100 dishes to serve to the volunteers with her own money. Granny was Nursery Director of First Baptist Church for nine years. She worked "on the square" in Hemphill most of her young adult life. 
She is survived by her daughter Nancy Fuller Gilpin and husband Jerry of Montgomery, Texas, two grandchildren, Trey and Wynter Fuller and Melissa and Nick Gibbens, of Houston. Her life was blessed by five great grandchildren; Graham, Stella, Gracie, Will, and Liam. 
Granny's final resting place will be the Lott Cemetery. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, June 11, at 2 pm, First Baptist Church. A reception will follow for all friends and loved ones. 

Granny's favorite charity is Hemphill ISD Scholarship Fund

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