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November 28, 2023

Emma Lena McLelland Wellman

Emma Lena McLelland Wellman

Emma Lena McLelland Wellman

Emma Lena McLelland Wellman, 82, of Taylorsville, passed away Sunday December 4, 2016, at Brian’s Center of Statesville, after a lengthy illness.

Emma was born March 2, 1934, in Iredell County, daughter of the late Henry W McLelland Sr. and Margaret Louise Falls McLelland. She was a homemaker. She was also a member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Wellman, Sr.; two brothers, Henry McLelland Jr. and Rudy Dye; a sister, Karen Dye; a grandson, Marcus Speaks; a son-in-law, Ralph Smyre; and a sister-in-law, Hattie Wellman.

Left to cherish her memory are three sons, Steve Wilkerson Wellman of Taylorsville, Clarence Wellman, Jr. of Statesville, and Henry Wellman of Stony Point; three daughters, Darlene W. Smyre of Kannapolis, and Brenda W. Powell and Emma Jean Wellman, both of Stony Point; sisters, Sylvia Dye and Stella Mae Pearson, both of Statesville; seven grandchildren, Cameron Smyre, Latisha Speaks, Taketha Norman, Cedrick Smyre, Charity Wellman, Rickey Wellman, and Kashawna Dorvil; 18 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Janice Jones, Diane Chapman, and James Adams (Binder).

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 9, 2016 at Philadelphia United Methodist Church. Rev. Modene Dunlap and Rev. Kristy Burnette will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m., prior to the service at the church, and other times at the home of the son: Henry Wellman, 177 Johnny Martin Lane, Stony Point, NC.

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Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Emma McLelland Wellman.

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