[Note: The transcript of the obituary that follows was made from a photocopy
of an obituary (date and name of newspaper not on the original obituary
clipping photocopy) that can be found in the Clement 'Family Folder' at
the Department of Archives and History, 330 Capitol Avenue, S.E., Atlanta,
CLEMENT. -- Death came suddenly to my father, Judge Isaac S. Clement,
December 22, 1891. His native State was South Carolina, where he was born
in Anderson, March 2, 1831. He came to Georgia in 1853, and four years
later was admitted to the bar, continuing in active practice more than
a quarter of a century. Fond of newspaper work, he was assistant editor
of the Georgia Methodist two years, and owned and edited the Cumming Clarion
sixteen years. He was postmaster in Cumming for some time, and was school
commissioner of Forsyth county nearly twenty years, that being his last
work. Such is the record of his public life, every act of which was characterized
by the highest integrity. Happily married to Miss Mintie Bell, his home
life was a model of purity and peace.
In 1855, he joined the Methodist Church, and remained one of her warmest
advocates. Believing in entire sanctification, in 1885 he obtained the
glorious experience, and was a daily witness to the truth and power of
the doctrine he professed. Pain racked his slender form for thirty-nine
long years, and the last five were spent in tortures of nervous prostration.
Amid it all, no murmur of discontent was heard, no expression of wonder
at the chastening of the Lord. In addition to his printed articles, he
left many valuable manuscripts bearing the stamp of a logical, cultured
mind. Brave, magnanimous, honest and sincere, with an intellect of remarkable
strength and tenacity, he was a king among men and an honor to his race.
The patient, suffering soul has entered into eternal rest. It has left
the imprint of every Christian grace, an example that is more than rubies,
and a memory that shall evermore be blessed. -- ELLA BRASWELL.