Maxwell Dorr McClure

Born: Thu., Jul. 28, 1938
Died: Sat., Dec. 15, 2012

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Maxwell Dorr McClure, age 74, of Greensboro, Georgia, died on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Georgia. Max was born in Memphis, TN on July 28, 1938 the son of Mary Belle Finley McClure of Greensboro, GA and the late Maxwell Dorr McClure, Jr. He graduated from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN with a Degree in Engineering. He married Barbara Jeanne Talley of Memphis, TN in 1954. For more than thirty years he worked as a Mechanical and Test Engineer for International Harvester Co. and J. I. Case Co. Most of his life was spent in Memphis, TN, moving from there to Naperville, IL and then retiring to Lake Oconee in 1992. He enjoyed fishing, reading, cooking and being with his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his mother, Mary Belle McClure of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Lee Grant and husband Clay of Peachtree City, GA and Barbara Ellen Jelinek and husband Dan of Thousand Oaks, CA; a sister, Deanne Hayes and brother-in-law, Billy Goggins; four grandchildren, Finley Grant, Jordan Grant, Nick Jelinek and Alex Jelinek; a number of other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Jeanne Talley McClure in September of this year and a daughter, Mary Melinda Daily.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro with Rev. Dr. James Choomack officiating. The family requests that any memorials be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson''s Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. Contributions can be made online at or to the Honey Creek Woodlands, 2625 Highway 212 S.W., Conyers, GA 30094. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Mon December 17, 2012
Dear Mary Belle and Family, God Bless all of you at this time. Love, Betty Jo

Donna Burgess
   Posted Mon December 17, 2012
Don and Donna Burgess would like to extend their sincere condolences and sympathies during this very difficult time.

Robin Clark Haynes
   Posted Mon December 17, 2012
Deepest sympathies to Ellen and Kathy and their families. We loved Pokey and will miss him and Barbara deeply! Praying for your family! With much love, Robin and Arlene

The Kimball Family
   Posted Mon December 17, 2012
Dear Ellen, Dan, Nick, Alex, and Family, We are so saddened with the loss of your father and grandpa. We have heard so many "Pokey" stories. We are so glad he had some special time with all of you, and you now know for sure he is with Ellen's mom. Our hearts go out to all of you. Love, Tim, Kristy, Tyler, Kaitlin Gerds, Katelyn, and Kelsey Kimball

   Posted Tue December 18, 2012
Kathy, Ellen, and all of the family, we have you in our prayers. May God continue to be your strength.

Frank Karasinski
   Posted Tue December 18, 2012
Ellen, Kathy ... our thoughts and prayers are with you, Maxwell, and all of the family. God bless.

Elissa Fachini Lowry
   Posted Tue December 18, 2012
I am so sorry for the Family's loss. Max was so helpful to my family during our family's loss at a time that I know was very difficult for him. I appreciated that so much. I am praying for your family.

Jane Cobb
   Posted Thu December 20, 2012
My love, prayers and deepest sympathy to all the family. Jane Cobb

Tino Martinez and Terry Ream
   Posted Fri December 21, 2012
Dear Kathy & Ellen & Family, Our hearts go out to you. Barb & Pokey were our dearest friends for many years. They were generous, loving and fun! They touched our lives in too many ways to mention & they will always have a place in our hearts.