Clara B. Shepherd, age 75, of 2780 Elk Knob Road, Laurel Springs, NC; passed away Monday, December 27th, 2021 at her residence.
Clara was born July 18, 1946 in Ashe County, NC to the late Thomas and Delta Blevins Bare. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Eugene "Bill" Shepherd; two sisters: Francis Holcomb and Ruby Hoosier; two brothers: Edward Bare and Denver Bare.
Clara was a Homemaker most of her life. She drove a school bus for Piney Creek school for many years. She loved to paint, bowl, play softball and basketball.
Survivors include her two sons: Christopher Shepherd and companion Jaysana of the home, Benjamin Shepherd and companion Melissa of Laurel Springs; her loving granddaughter, Scarlett Shepherd and Miranda of the home; two sisters: Vicky Bare of Wilkesboro, NC, Vivoloyd Jones of Newton, NC; a brother, Nathan Bare of Hickory, NC; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends also survive.
Memorial Services to honor the life of Clara will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 in the chapel of Thomas Family Funeral Service with Reverend Dana Hines officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cranberry Cemetery, c/o David Taylor, 1036 Peach Bottom Road, Laurel Springs, NC 28644.
The family would like to thank all of the caregivers who helped take great care of Clara and her late husband Bill over the last 10 years. The love and care shown to both of them is very much appreciated.
Thomas Family Funeral Service is honored to be serving the Shepherd Family. If you wish, online tributes may be extended to the family at www.thomasfamilyfs.com.
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