Elizabeth Roena Patten Clements, matriarch of the sawmill family of Ray City, died in 1951. She was the widow of Levi J. Clements and a daughter of William and Elizabeth Register Patten. In the early 1920s the Clements Lumber Company was the largest business in Ray City, GA.
Friday, February 2, 1951
DEATH CLAIMS MRS. CLEMENTS OF RAY CITY
Mrs. Levie J. Rhoena Clements, 93, passed away at her home in Ray City this morning about 10 o’clock. Funeral services will be held at New Ramey Primitive Baptist Church at Ray City at 3 p. m. Saturday. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lillie Gaskins, five sons, Dr. H. W. Clements, Adel; J. L. Clements, Fort Meade, Fla; W. G. Clements, Ebb, Fla; and J. I and J. S. Clements of Ray City. Twenty grand children and 28 great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Clements was born in Berrien county and was a resident of that section all her life. Pallbearers will be the grandsons. Elder Marcus Peavy, pastor at Ray City, will conduct the services. He will be assisted by the Rev. John W. Harrell, pastor of the Ray City Baptist Church. Wiseman Funeral Home, Adel, will direct the arrangements.
Mrs. Clements Is Laid To Rest
Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoena Clements were held Saturday at 3 p. m. at the New Ramah Baptist Church. Services were conducted by Elder M. C. Peavey and the Rev. John W. Harrell.
Mrs. Clements died Friday morning after an illness of several months. She was a member of an old and prominent Ray City family.
Amazing Grace and I’m Going Home were sung by a mixed choir. Interment was in the churchyard cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Donald Clements, Hugh Clements, Mason Clements, Kief Clements, J. I. Clements, Jr., Ralph Clements, Austin Clements and Dr. Fred C. Clements.
Honorary pallbearers were H. P. Clements, J. H. Swindle, Y. F. Carter, L. H. Webb, W. A. Clements, P. N. Sirmans, R. P. Swindle, C. W. Schmoe, Morris Johnson and H. W. Nelson.
Children of Elizabeth Roena Patten Clements and Levi J. Clements:
- Henry W. Clements, M.D., b. 1877, Ray City, Berrien Co., GA , d. 6 Feb 1952
- Lucille “Lillie” Clements, b. 17 Feb 1879, Berrien County, GA, d. 25 Apr 1967
- Lucius Jordan Clements, b. 26 Dec 1880, Berrien County, GA , d. 20 Dec 1965, Ft. Meade, Polk County, FL
- Pearle E. Clements, b. 6 Oct 1882, Berrien County, GA, d. 9 Sep 1904
- William Grover “Bill” Clements, b. 1 Oct 1884, Ray City Berrien Co., GA , d. 30 Jul 1984, Cross City, Dixie County, FL
- Joseph S. Clements, b. 14 Aug 1886, Berrien County, GA, d. 23 Aug 1963, Berrien County, GA
- James Irwin Clements, b. 14 Aug 1886, Berrien County, GA, d. 9 Feb 1965, Berrien County, GA
- Clements Lumber Company and the Company Town
- WWI Boom for Clements Lumber Company at Ray City, GA
- Levi J. Clements
- Andrew College Alumnus Mildred Clements
- Feb 22, 1905 Marriage of Mollie Bell Clements
- Hod Clements ~ Doughboy
- Billy Clements was a Combat Engineer
- July 17, 1914 Lightning Strikes Ray City Home of Johnnie Clements
- Owen Leonard Clements Drowned During Invasion of Mexico
- Frances Clements’ 1944 Rendezvous with Frogs, Formulas, and Figures
- Clements Cousins at G.S.W.C.
- Leila Clements and Lawrence Luke
- Joe D. Clements ~ The Ray City Flash
- Golden Anniversary of Pleamon Sirmans and Minnie Clements
- J.I. Clements, Jr. Goes to College
- Clements Brothers at Georgia Teachers College