Frances Clemmer

GASTONIA - Frances Dailey Clemmer, 91, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2013.

Born in Winston-Salem, she was the daughter of the late George Washington Dailey and Mary White Dailey.

Mrs. Clemmer retired as a senior engineer with Southern Bell after 37 years of service. She was a member for over 65 years at First Presbyterian Church where she served as a former deacon, Sunday school teacher, receptionist, meals on wheels, church pictorial committee and pastoral care committee. Mrs. Clemmer was a member for over 25 years with the Telephone Pioneers of America of which she was a past president. She was a former member of the Gaston Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board and a former precinct judge with the Gaston County Board of Elections.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Clemmer was preceded in death by her husband, Audrey Montrose Clemmer; son, George Montrose Clemmer; son-in-law, Charles Hite; brother, George W. Dailey, Jr.; sister, Rachel Dailey Williams.
Mrs. Clemmer is survived by her daughter, Barbara C. Hite; grandchildren and their spouses, Amy Hite Parker and Earl Brewer Parker, III, Mary Fran-ces Hite Philp and Al Philp, Danny and Holly Hite; great-grandchildren, Camden and Gracie Hite, Payton and Sloan Parker.

Family and friends of Frances Clemmer are invited to attend her visitation beginning at 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. Saturday in the Parlor of First Presbyte-rian Church of Gastonia with her memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church.

The Rev. Dr. John L. Frye, Jr. and Rev. Lauren Sease Vanacore will officiate. A private family committal will be held at Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent online to

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church Heritage Fund, 1621 E Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054 or Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Morningside Assisted Living for their love and compassionate care of Mrs. Clemmer.

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mrs. Clemmer.

Funeral Home

McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 865-3451

Published in Gaston Gazette on June 28, 2013