Clara Braswell PDF Print E-mail

Clara J. Braswell, age 89, of Newberry, SC passed away at home on Friday, October 20, 2017. Born on March 30, 1928, in Kinards, SC, to the late Andrew and Sula Sanford Johnson, she was the beloved wife of William E. Braswell, Sr.

A member of West End Baptist Church, Clara studied nursing at St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing in Jacksonville, FL and taught Sunday School for over 40 years. She loved music and art and enjoyed traveling with her husband in the United States and Europe to view the great works of art.

Clara is survived by her devoted husband, William Braswell; daughters, Jo Carole McCaughrin (Robert) of Newberry and Sandra W. Rogers of Fort Mill, SC; son, William E. Braswell, Jr. of Columbia, SC; granddaughters, Carrie Kinley (Jason) of Monroe, NC, Clara Natalea McCaughrin of Newberry, Heather Carol Owens (Jeremiah) of Pooler, GA, Stephanie Lynn Rogers of Charlotte, NC and Anna Claire Braswell of Columbia, SC; and great-grandchildren, Abby, Connor, and Carson Kinley of Monroe, NC. Clara was predeceased by her brothers, Andrew J. and Acie L. Johnson of Newberry.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 22, 2017, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, 1724 Main Street, Newberry, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. A graveside service, with interment to follow, will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017, at St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery, 228 Jalapa Road, Newberry, at 2:00 pm, officiated by the Rev. Charles Clinton and Rev. Timothy Thompson. Memorials may be made to the Ruth S. Pugh Foundation, a branch of the Newberry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, 115 Nance Street, Newberry, SC 29108; the Woodyard Fund, c/o Sarah Smith, 412 Backwater Court, Chapin, SC 29036, or the Food Bank of West End Baptist Church, 617 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Pallbearers are Dr. Mark Davis, John Franklin, Jason Kinley, Tommy Motes, Jeremiah Owens, Danny Rayfield and Jay Verner.

Honorary pallbearers are Mac Bell, Mark Wayne Braswell, Jimmy Braswell, Ralph Braswell, Tim Burton, Ace Johnson, Brooks Johnson, Mickey Johnson, Jamie Wilson, Sam Wooten, John Worthington, and Tanner Worthington.

Clara believed in helping the needy and less fortunate and encouraged her family to do so. She loved all God's gifts: flowers, birds, the starry sky; her beloved family and friends; and most importantly our precious Lord. She herself was a precious gift.

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#28 Chuck & Joette Ward 2017-12-24 09:44

So sorry to read of Clara's passing. What a blessing she and you have been to so many others. Our prayers will be with you and the family. She is only gone temporarily because one day you and she will be reunited in the presence of the Lord. We're thinking of you...
#27 Kimberly Barefoot 2017-10-26 11:21
Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all during this hard time. We’re so sorry for your loss.
#26 Kathleen Roberts 2017-10-26 11:17
Dear Bill and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss. A beautiful lady and a wonderful life. May God comfort you and bless you. May the promise of eternal life and families that are forever give you peace and comfort.
Much love,
Roy and Kathleen Roberts
#25 Patsy Parks 2017-10-25 15:30
Bill, I'm sorry to hear of Clara's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God encircle you with His love, peace and comfort.
Patsy and Jim Parks
#24 Cheryl R. Bedenbaugh 2017-10-23 18:14
Jo Carole, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you. Cheryl Bedenbaugh
#23 Julia Easterlin 2017-10-23 13:44
Mr. Bill, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. I am praying God's Peace and Comfort over you and all of your family.
With sympathy, Julia Easterlin
#22 Kim Blount Griffith 2017-10-23 11:22
Sorry to hear of your families loss!
#21 Tara Madray Price 2017-10-23 09:24
Mr. Bill, Jo Carole & Billy my thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your family. Mrs. Clara was always so sweet and loving to me and always enjoyed our conversations. She is truly a remarkable & loving soul.
#20 LILLIE/JAMES HUNTER 2017-10-23 08:53
#19 Lisa Lever 2017-10-23 07:22
Mr. Bill,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your precious wife. You are surely in my thoughts and prayers, but I know you have strong faith and you know she is well.
Love you much,
Lisa Lever
#18 Linda Rivera 2017-10-22 18:15
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. God bless you and your family.
#17 Rivera family 2017-10-22 18:14
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. God bless you and your family.
#16 Dixon and Linda Rivera 2017-10-22 18:13
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. God bless you and your family.
#15 Eleanor M Lawson 2017-10-22 13:20
Bill, thinking about you. God bless and keep you and your family. May His Holy Spirit comfort you at this time.
#14 Annette Bledsoe 2017-10-22 06:43
Mr. Bill and Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy during this time. You are in my prayers for comfort and peace. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Ms. Clara was a beautiful lady, inside and out. God bless you!
Annette Bledsoe
#13 Tami Gilliam 2017-10-21 23:39
Mr. Bill & Ms. Jo Carole and family,

So sorry for your loss. Ms. Clara was such a sweet soul. I was blessed to get to know her over the past several months. Prayers, love, and hugs to you all.
#12 Angelica Casaletto 2017-10-21 19:11
Dear Sandy & family. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you & your family strength, peace & Love. Praying for all. Love, Angelica
#11 The Muhlbachs 2017-10-21 15:50
Dear Sandy & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and praying for strength and comfort as you walk though this dark valley. God is with you. Love, John and Linda and William
#10 Debra Smith Taylor 2017-10-21 14:29
Jo Carole & all the Braswell Family,
Please accept my condolence. May God comfort all of you and give you peace during your time of grief.
Sincerely, Debra S. Taylor
#9 Henry Franklin 2017-10-20 22:15
I am so sorry to hear to hear of Ms. Clara's passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with each of you in the days ahead,
God bless,
Henry Franklin
#8 Sandra Long Family 2017-10-20 19:28
Bill, Our deepest sympathy to you and family on your loss. Prayers for you..
#7 Sandra Long Family 2017-10-20 19:27
Bill, Our deepest sympathy to you and family. Prayers for you.
#6 Steve & Diane Metts 2017-10-20 18:23
Bill, Jo Carole, & family. Steve & I are so sorry to hear of Clara's passing. Find comfort in knowing she is home with God now and no longer in pain. She was well loved by all and will be missed.
Steve & Diane Madray Metts
#5 Cindy Farr & Family 2017-10-20 17:15
We are thinking of you and your family today and in the days ahead. I know how precious Mrs Clara was to each of you. Prayers and much love!
#4 Gail Benton 2017-10-20 16:32
Jo Carole, Sandy and Bill I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Clara's death. My prayers are with this beautiful family. May God comfort each of you!
#3 Beverly H Boulware 2017-10-20 14:37
Dear Uncle Bill, Was so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Clara's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Beverly
#2 Russell W Shealy 2017-10-20 13:58
Mr. Bill,

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
#1 Mary Catherine Reyno 2017-10-20 11:38
Mr. Bill & Family, Please know that you are each in our thought and prayers. God sees your pain and he hears your cries. He will hold you close during these difficult time. We love you and will be praying for you as well. Love, Mary Catherine, EL & Billy