Clara Taylor


Mrs. Clara Mae Taylor, 84, of Parksley, wife of William “Willy” Moore, passed away on June 3, 2023, in Parksley.

Born on April 5, 1939, in Jamesville, she was the daughter of the late Henry William Ward and the late Mary Emma Davis. Clara worked for Perdue Farms. She enjoyed cross-stitch, crochet, birdwatching, and being with her family.

Other than her husband, Willy, Clara is survived by daughters, Kathy Bowden (Steve), of Atlantic, and Mary Lee Marshall (Alfred Lee), of Parksley; a son, Buddy Taylor (Ruby), of Parksley; a brother, David Ward (Louise), of Clam; grandchildren, Phillip Greene (Brandi), Leeanne Taylor, Heather Taylor, and Seth Taylor; and great-grandchildren, Ella Ray Johnson and Phillip Green Jr.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lacinda Greene; and brothers, James, Robert, William, and Freddie Ward.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 2 p.m. from Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Shrieves officiating. Interment followed in the Parksley Cemetery.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service at Thornton Funeral Home.

Arrangements were by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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