The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates to limit the number of attendees at all services at this time. We are limiting the number of attendees to no more than 10 at the funeral home chapel services and graveside services. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.
Clara Laverne Smith English was born September 23, 1932 in Rupert, Taylor County, Georgia to the late Judson Smith and the late Ethel Reese. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County, Georgia. She was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Johnson. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Cornelius English. She was blessed to be the mother of four children, two preceded her in death, Anthony English and Marvis English.
She was a member of the Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church where she served dutifully on the Missionary Board and supported every facet of the church she loved so well.
After many years of dedicated services she retired from Blue Bird Body Company the Wander Lodge Divison, Ft. Valley, Georgia.
On Thursday morning June 11, 2020, the death angel sealed the lips of our beloved Clara Laverne Smith English. “But I will not have you be ignorant brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” (1st Thessalonians 4:13,14)
She leaves to morn her passing her beloved children, Mr. and Mrs. Milton (Bessie) English, Oglethorpe, Georgia and Mr. and Mrs. Cheryl English (Conrad) Smith, Warner Robins, Georgia; five grandchildren, Mr and Mrs. Kevin (Melinda) English, Mr. and Mrs. Bianca English (Mark) Myers all of Locus Grove, Georgia, Brian Smith, Buford, Georgia, Brandon Smith, Stockbridge, Georgia and Mr. and Mrs. Brittany (Donnell) Widemon, Covington, Georgia; six great grandchildren; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.