Funeral services for John Edward McClary, conducted by Elder Richard Conyers, were held Monday, October 14, 2013, at St. Mary Apostolic Holiness Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery of Kingstree. Mr. McClary died Thursday, October 10, 2013, at his residence in Kingstree. He was born December 8, 1938, in Kingstree, the son of the late Willie McClary and Lizzie Tisdale McClary. He obtained his formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was a member of St. Mary Apostolic Faith Holiness Church, where he served as a missionary.
Survivors are: four brothers, Overseer Lee Roy McClary (Hester) of Andrews; Sam McClary (Cynthia) of Kingstree; the Rev. Richard McClary (Alberta) of Nesmith; and Raymond McClary (Barbara) of Ypsilanti, Michigan; three sisters, Mrs. Marguarite McCrea (Joe Louis) and Mrs. Rebecca McCrea (Cicero), both of Kingstree; and Mrs. Martha Lee Graham (Edward) of Lake City