Clara accepted Christ at an early age, she later joined Harmony Church of Christ in Saratoga, AR. Clara attended Tollette, AR Public Schools and worked for the Saratoga School District for 12 years.
Clara met and married Garfield Smith and to this union two children were born, Roy Lee and Hazel.
Clara is preceded in death by her husband, Garfield Smith; one son, Roy Lee; two sisters, Essie Calhoun and Fronnie Trotter; one brother, Willie Whitmore.
She leaves to cherish precious memories one daughter, Hazel Gilliam of Saratoga, AR; four grandchildren, Larry (Latashia) Gilliam of Saratoga, AR, Cedric (Jacqueline) Smith of Mineral Springs, AR; Jenise Balor of Dallas, TX and Audra (Macho) Wilson of Texarkana, TX; one brother, John L. Whitmore of Chicago, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 12pm-5 Friday, August 17 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 2:30pm Saturday, August 18 at Harmony Church of Christ. Burial will be at Harmony Cemetery in Saratoga. Arrangements entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.
(Friday, August 17, 2018) Information by Hicks Funeral Home of Hope