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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Monday December 20th, 2021

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Clara Bell Brackett Andrews

Clara Brackett Andrews, 90, of Marion passed away December 8, 2021 at Rose Hill Retirement Community. A native of Burke County, she was born on December 20, 1930 to the late Ben and Nettie Brackett. She was a Seventh-day Adventist who loved God and taught Bible studies much of her life.

Clara graduated from Glen Alpine High School and Queens College before working in Washington, DC with immigration and naturalization where her knowledge in linguistics was invaluable. It was in DC where she met and married her late husband Raymond Andrews, a US Navy corpsman, and had a beautiful family. She went on to complete nursing studies at Isothermal Community College after raising her children. In her later years her greatest love was for the Lord Jesus and his salvation.

Clara is survived by daughter, Karen and her son Justin; son, Mark and his sons, Thomas and Daniel; daughter, Raye; great grandchildren, William and Bethany; and sister, Ellen Hardin.

In addition to her parents and husband, Clara was preceded in death by her daughter, Vikki; brothers, Fons and Clyde Brackett; and sisters, Edna Manz, Edith Maples, Margie Brown, and Blanche Serra.

The family will have a celebration of life for her on December 20, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service with Ted Brackett officiating.

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This lady was so special back when my kids was little back in the 1972 we did not have anything for Christmas for our kids we barely had food some of the times but this sweet wonderful lady gave to my kids gifts and food to my kids she will always be an angel in my eyes she has gained her wings I will never forget her Prayers for the family

Carol Bollinger Dec 21 2021 10:08 AM

My condolence to Karen, Ray and Mark for the home going of your sweet mother. I will cherish the times we shared together talking about the love of Jesus. Her knowledge she gave me will last until I see her again in heaven. She was a special Lady.

Alma Jean McAdams Dec 20 2021 10:05 PM

Deepest sympathies to Raye and family for the loss of your mother.

Paulene Eggers Dec 19 2021 10:22 AM

I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I only met her once but her intelligence and wit left an impression on me: I remember her teaching me the lyrics to the 1938 song, Billy Boy by the Andrews Sisters! May the soul of your Mother be at peace with her Heavenly Father.

Renee Evers Dec 16 2021 6:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Clara Bell Andrews

Regina Fox Dec 15 2021 6:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Clara Bell Andrews

Lesa Silver Dec 15 2021 6:13 AM

I will miss her dearly! She made such an impression on my life, I loved sitting with her and always talking about the Lord! My condolences to the family!

Theresa Rhom Dec 12 2021 9:49 AM

Justin, I am so sorry! Miss Clara was a great lady! I will miss running into her and having our long talks. She always bragged on you and oh how her face would light up! I am so thankful I had the honor of knowing her. She will be missed dearly.

Sharon Jones Dec 11 2021 2:18 AM

Peace and love to the family, Clara was a sweet lady

Don & Teresa Hogan Dec 10 2021 2:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Clara Bell Andrews

Jessica Lowery Dec 10 2021 1:39 PM

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