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Rev. Jim McLendon

May 01, 2019
Brother Jim McLendon, age 86, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Brother Jim was born on April 25, 1932, in Columbus, Georgia; a son of the late James Jesse and Katherine Hammond McLendon. He was also preceded in death by his son, Mike McLendon and brother, Ed Sanderlin. Brother McLendon was a member of Homer United Methodist Church. He served in the South Georgia United Methodist Conference for 40 years in the following churches: in Rebecca at Rebecca Charge UMC, Brunswick at Lakeside UMC and McKendree UMC, Talbotton at Talbotton UMC, Columbus at St. Mary’s Road UMC, Baxley at Baxley First UMC, Savannah at Trinity UMC, Dublin at Pine Forest UMC, Fitzgerald at Central UMC, Perry at Perry UMC, and Savannah at Wesley Monumental UMC. He retired and moved to Clarkesville in 1997 and three months later he started his ministry at Homer United Methodist Church, where he pastored for the next 21 years.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Marilyn Williams McLendon of Homer; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Henry Lowman of Rentz; son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Gemma McLendon of Lyman, SC; sisters, Millie Hamilton and Harriet Sanderlin, both of Dahlonega; sister-in-law, Judy Sanderlin of Appling; grandchildren: Tabitha Mullis, Jamie McLendon, Dallas McLendon, Jamison Barnhill, Gage Lowman, and Lexi Lowman; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Homer United Methodist Church with Rev. David Collins, Rev. Kathy Lamon, Rev. Don Woeltjen, and Mr. John Rivers officiating. Interment followed in Banks County Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Homer United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Homer, Georgia 30547 or Commerce First United Methodist Church, 54 Cherry Street, Commerce, Georgia 30529.

Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting

Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia.

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