Clara Lowery Puryear, wife of Thomas F. Puryear Jr., passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the age of 80. She was born in Person County, North Carolina on Feb. 14, 1940 to the late Edith Tuck Lowery and the late Clement Hayes Lowery Sr.

Clara worked with Burlington Industries in the mending department. She was a member at High View Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and enjoyed spending time with her church family.

Clara Puryear is survived by her husband, Thomas; daughter Delores Honeycutt (Donald); son Byron Puryear (Melanie); grandchildren Kelly Honeycutt (Bryon), Derek Honeycutt (Becca) and Ian Puryear; great grandchildren Collin Shotwell, Emma Honeycutt and Olivia Honeycutt.

A funeral service was held on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, at 3 p.m. at High View Baptist Church with the Rev. Avery Dalton officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

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The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.