OBITUARY: Melinda McClary


Melinda McClary, age 74 of Gallatin, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

Mrs. McClary was born December 28, 1948 in Cleveland, TN to the late Jacob Lake McClary, Jr. and Dorothy Roark McClary.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brother, Benny McClary.

She is survived by daughters, Melissa Alley (Paul) of Hendersonville and Mary Beth Sturdivant of Gallatin; brother, Jacob McClary III of Spain; and grandchild, Isabella Alley.

Mrs. McClary taught for the Sumner County Board of Education, GED Classes, at Volunteer State Community College and in Hendersonville. In addition, Mrs. McClary was a CPA and Budget Analyst.

Online condolences may be submitted at

Sellars Family Heritage at Gallatin, 100 E. Albert Gallatin Avenue, Gallatin, TN 37066. 615-452-7115. Obituary line 615-452-5900. E-mail: [email protected].


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