February 21, 1926 ~ May 1, 2021 (age 95)
Edward Riley McLelland, age 95 went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Peak Resources Brookshire in Hillsborough. He was the son of the late James Barber McLelland and Lilly Potter McLelland and the husband of the late, Mona Faye Tedder McLelland. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn McLelland Davis and his granddaughter, Jana Davis McQueen. Edward was the last survivor of his immediate family, preceded in death by six sisters, Mary M. Jackson, Betty M. Caulkins, Lucille M. Shepherd, Barbara M. Herring, Janice E. McLelland and Wanda M. Barfield; and three brothers, Odom Wilson (OW) McLelland, Frank McLelland and Jim “Bouie” McLelland.
Edward graduated from Chadbourn High School in 1944 then entered the US Navy and served on the USS Williams, a destroyer deployed in both the Atlantic and Pacific.
He is survived by two sons, Edward Michael McLelland (Krystyna) of Raleigh and James Carey
McLelland of North Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Andrew Scott McLelland of Charlotte and
William Quentin McLelland of Raleigh; two great granddaughters, Laney Britt McQueen and Rylee Kate McQueen both in Whiteville.
Funeral services were held on May 4, 2021 at Worthington Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dr. Darrin Moore officiating. Interment followed in Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn is serving the family.