Clara Mae Spence

Clara Mae Lewis Spence, age 96, of Demopolis, died March 17, 2013, at Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Demopolis with Dr. Art Luckie officiating. Burial will follow in Payne Chapel Cemetery in Dixons Mills with Kirk Funeral Homes Demopolis Chapel directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George C. Spence Sr.; her son, George C. Spence Jr.; her brothers, William Buford Lewis, Clifford A. Lewis, Milton L. Lewis, and James Lamar Lewis; and her sister, Doris Isler. Survivors include her daughter, Harriet Spence of Demopolis; daughter-in-law, Anne Spence Fox of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer Overstreet (Frankie), Benjie Spence (Tracy), and Jeff Spence (Liz); great-grandchildren, Spence Overstreet, Tyler Overstreet, Pam Burgeois, Allen Overstreet, Kaylor Baird, Reagan Spence, Elliot Thrasher, Sam Herport, Douglas Cooper, and Finn Spence; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Elma Moore of Montgomery, Merle Carlton of Birmingham, and Elsie Clements of Monroe, N.C.; sister-in-law, Louise H. Lewis of Paducah, Ky.; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Spence was born July 26, 1916, in Sweet Water, Alabama to the late Leo Dove and Vera Mae Agee Lewis. She attended Jefferson-Hillman School of Nursing in Birmingham where she received her RN degree. She worked in nursing for 40 years. She was a member of the Demopolis Pilot Club for over 50 years. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Demopolis for 60 years. She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Women, the Annie McCloud Group, and the Couples and Singles Sunday School Class. Clara Mae was a beloved sister, wife, mother, aunt, cousin, and grandmother. “MeMe” was loved by all. She was a great friend to many and will be deeply missed. Pallbearers will be Frankie Overstreet, Allen Bishop, Johnny Brooker, Dan Wilson, Pete Peppenhorst, and George Peppenhorst. Honorary pallbearers are Elizabeth Henderson, Sue Ellen Mouring RN, Joyce McClusky, Pauline Wheatley, Tomasene Waters CNA, Roedene Browser, Diane Williams, Lois Rembert RN, Nettie Mack LPN, Carrie Watters LPN, Elizabeth Lindsey RN, Rose Templin RN, Diane Abernathy RN, Sally Jones RN, Carol Arledge RN, Wilodean Parris RN, Vermelle Cranford RN, Laverne Ratliff RN, Ann Thomas RN, Annie McCloud Group, Couples and Singles Sunday School Class, and members of the Pilot Club of Demopolis. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Demopolis or Alabama Sight.

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