September 19, 1905 ~ October 23, 2004

Born in: Madison Co., NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Cartie Ellen Sheppard Clubb, 99, formerly of Morgan Branch Road, Candler, died Saturday, October 23, 2004, at Elderberry Nursing Center in Marshall. Mrs. Clubb was born in Madison County and was one of 17 children of the late Robert and Betty Corn Sheppard and was married to Carl William Clubb who died in 1978. She was also preceded in death by three sons, C.J., Ernest and Bobby Eugene Clubb. She was a member of White Rock Baptist Church. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and is survived by a daughter, Bertha Ballard of Candler; two brothers, Arvill and Arlie Sheppard; seventeen grandchildren, forty-four great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at White Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Metcalf officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made for a family monument to be installed at the cemetery, in are of Darlene Miller, PO Box 2683, Candler, NC 28715. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is in charge of the arrangements.

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    Mamaw, I missed your birthday yesterday… 🙁 Thank you Anita for the reminder. I guess I missed Kelly’s as well.

    I wanted to say thank you granny for all the wonderful moments this year that I’ve felt you. I know that God has given me the opprotunity to make my own decisions and hasn’t punished me for the wrong ones. I have great guilt on my heart for the selfish things that I have done. But I’m also thankful for the things I haven’t done because of His presence and yours. I know that you are right there with God watching over me. By his loving grace he blesses me daily with the continued lives of everyone I love sooooo dearly. My children, family and friends. I’m blessed with material things as well. I have a home, transpertation, food… I also don’t go without. My children have great opprotunities as well.

    Hailey speaks of you giving her gum granny! She remembers you and that touches my heart. I wanted my children to know and remember someone who has such an influence over my life. I look for the easy going spirit that you had and maybe that’s something you can help me to find. I remember your love not your nagging. I remember your touch, not your spankings… well I do remember that ONE! (when I threw the brick and it hit you.) But it was deserving and a lesson was learned so THANK YOU! ha ha! I haven’t thrown a brick at anyone since! I remember you good cooking! Scalding silverware… peanut butter and jelly in the same jar! And I think one time you had a RED phone! You had many phones… you must have worn them all out! I have the picture that hung above your chair… It’s my favorite! I hope to one day have it cleaned and framed.

    It’s been close to a year since you went home with Jesus. I thought about it Sunday. Spending the those last days with you. You gave me peace granny. I don’t suffer for my lose and I admire the impression you left on this earth. I know that you are in a place that we should all be anxiously awaiting. Heaven! I love you. I know now why I thought of you heavily this weekend. It was your birthday and I was putting it off on being so close to your last day on earth with us. But it wasn’t your last day with us. You are forever with us in our hearts. 🙂

    XOXO~ I love you!

    Tammy

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  3. My dearest granny. I did not know that we could write in your guest book on line. I am so glad that we have been doing research on you and stumbled across this website. I just wanted you to know that because you are no longer here with us does not mean you are not thought of. You are granny, more than I have the words to tell you. Mom always talks about you and shares all of her childhood memories she has of you. You were not just her grandmother, you were her mother, friend and someone that had all of her respect. When I say all i mean that! According to mom, you were the only one that she felt truly loved her unconditionaly. No matter what. She misses you severly and we do not wish to be selfish but, if we could only see your smiling face for just a moment I feel that our mother would have peace. I know that you are in a wonderful place and we will all meet again someday. I know you will have that same wonderful smile! I remember when we were young and would visit you, you would sneak and give us cookies and coffee. We thought we were in heaven. Until mom caught us! ha!ha! We looked forward to the weekends because we knew you would be waiting on that hill for us with open arms. Sometimes your arms would be full one with a stick to beat away the dogs and something else in the other. With your arms full we knew you still had room in your arms to give all five of us a huge hug. We miss you granny and we talk about you and try to visit you at the cemetary but we can never find your tombstone. We love you!

    Marsha Ledford
    Franklin,NC
    January 30, 2008

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  4. While I was growing up, I got to see my ‘mamaw’ everyday. She helped raise me and is partly responsible for the woman I turned out to be. I remember the climbing her cherry trees and having more cherries than I could possibly eat. The walks to the huge garden she worked (mostly alone) and seeing bright yellow squash peeping through the green foilage. There was an apple tree and a pair tree on the path that lead to the garden. I would love to forget about that ol’ chestnut tree because it left painful memories…. My granny used to walk everyday and she would gather all the children and lead us with her cane up the side of a mountain. Some days we would pick black berries, others it would be a lesson about nature. I remember vividly sliding down the clay hill on the ‘Hortons’ mountain and her teaching me how to make a bowl/hat out of leaves. We chewed rabbit tabaco and sucked the sweet honey from honeysuckles. We experienced little delicate wonders of nature like playing with touch-me-nots. There was always an animal around. She had lots of dogs and several goats. I’m not sure if she found them or if they found her. She was a wonderful person an example of kindness and love.

    I remember her # was 667-1081. She was the only one with a telephone. You couldn’t have gotten through if you wanted, she was ALWAYS on that phone. If she wasn’t talking, it’d just be laying about and she’d hang it up the next time she got up (unless she was avoiding your call). I could go on and on about her! Wow! I can say she lived life to the fullest and not a day went by wasted. I know she sitting up on that rock taping that cane, living the rest of her life almost the same way she did on this earth because not doing wouldn’t satisfy her. She was one of God’s BEST creations…. She taught me where rainbows begin and how to chase them. Thank you Cartie for the GOLDEN memories you’ve left in my heart.

    Love always and forever
    ~ Your Great Grand Daughter Tammy ~

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  5. DEAR TAMMY, JASON AND DARLENE:

    I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS. I KNOW YOUR GRAND AND GREAT GRAND MOTHER WILL BE VERY MISSED BY YOU ALL. I’M SORRY I WON’T BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE SERVICES BUT THIS WHOLE FAMILY IS IN MY PRAYERS AND REMEMBER — IT’S JUST FOR A WHILE WE LET A LOVE ONE GO, BECAUSE GOD IN HIS GLORY HAS ASSURED US OF A WONDERFUL FAMILY REUNION ON STREETS PAVED OF GOLD. LOVE YOU ALL,

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  6. TODAY WE WILL LAY MY GRANNY’S BODY TO REST BESIDE HER TRUE LOVE CARL CLUBB. I SPOKE WITH MY MOM (DARLENE) EARLIER AND I WISH I WAS THERE FOR HER. SHE SEEMS TO BE HOLDING UP STRONG. HER HEART WAS BROKEN WHEN GRANNY TOOK HER LAST BREATHE. SHE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE CRIED WITH SUCH HEART ACHE. THEN SHE SAID WHILE SHE WAS LYING HER HEAD ON GRANNY THAT SHE FELT HER TOUCH AND FROM THAT MOMENT SHE KNEW GRANNY WAS IN HEAVEN AND IT GAVE HER PEACE. I PRAY FOR MY GRANNY SIS. I HOPE SHE DOESN’T FEEL ALONE ANYMORE. SHE’S LOST SO MUCH IN HER LIFE (JUST LIKE HER MOTHER). IT’S HER TURN TO BE SEEN AS AN EXAMPLE. I PRAY FOR THE REST OF THE FAMILY AS WELL. I PRAY THAT THEIR IS NOT A LOST SOUL AMONG US, BECAUSE I DO WISH TO REUNITE WITH EVERYONE ON THE ‘STREETS OF GOLD BEYOND THE CRYSTAL SEAS’. I HAVE SUCH PEACE IN MY HEART. I KNOW GRANNY WASN’T AFRAID OF DYING AND SHE LIVED AS GODS SERVANT. I LOVE YOU GRANNY.

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  7. Granny,
    I think of you often. There’s not a sunset that I don’t think of you. I feel your presence with me. I know you are helping me through this difficult time in my own life. Please watch over me and my family. I love you so much and I miss your smell. Hope you’ve gotten the balloons the children have sent to you and Jesus. XOXO

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  8. Today is my sweet, sweet Granny’s birthday. Dear Granny I wish you a Happy B-Day I Love You With All My Heart and I miss you so bad. I know you’re in a wonderful place and you’re with Jesus I hope your Dancing, singing and celebrating! Wish I was there to share it with you! I Thank You for all the blessings and teaching’s you shared with me and my family! I sleep with your blanket it still has your smell! I can’t bare to wash it afraid one more part of you will be lost. I have your picture by my bed I share my daily life with you because I know your still listening even though I don’t see you. I read the bible you gave me in hopes I’ll understand it the way you did and it’ll get me one step closer to being in heaven with Jesus and you. I’ll never forget your last breath that was the worst day in my life but, It’s also a time I wouldn’t of missed for anything because it was the end for of one of the most important person in my life and was a wonderful and blessed journey to a greater place and time for you. Guess I’m selfish just wish I could have One more long walk in the mountain’s while teaching me to have love all of god’s creation’s especially animals! One more talk with you so I could feel and see that love in your eyes saying it’ll be ok Jesus is with us, teaching’s of love for animals and life in general! Sharing your child hood memories with me with a smile even though they were memories of some the hardest times in your life (not as we know it today either) and still be wonderful memories to you. One more time with those gentle, loving arms around me, and one more mussing on that strong caring lap like when I was a little girl no worries just the feeling of your love as you are mussing me while talking to Mrs. Lane on the phone for hours! I know you’re helping Jesus look after all the children in Heaven! I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY WONDERFUL GRANNY!!! Give Papaw a hug! Hope everyone remembers your love as I do 4-Ever your Grand-Daughter! Jesus Please watch over me and my family and continue to teach us of your blessings in this crazy world and Thank you for my wonderful Granny whom blessed my Life for 39 years. GOD BLESS ALL!

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  9. I wish I could sit on your lap for a while. I miss you so much. I asked God that He let you help take care of me and I know He allows it because I do feel your presence. It seems every 4 or 5 years something changes in my life. 5 years ago you got to go to our Kingdom in Heaven. I felt Gods glory in your presence. I loved God Granny.I truly did. I invited Him into my heart and that’s where He lived. Granny I wish to spread Gods Glory everywhere. I realize loving God isn’t what God wants. I always heard people speak of their love for Him and they would say God Loves You! I felt God in my heart. But it wasn’t until I felt myself in Gods heart that I had His arms around me and come to know His embrace. I had to give everything up feel that. And everyday I have to give my soul to Him. There is so much power in His word. There is a REASON to read your Bible everyday. Not just the scripture but read it. It is the greatest Love story of all time. Thank you granny for all you taught me about God. I’m eager to learn more. I thirst or His direction. There is nothing He does not take from me. He is an all powerful God and I will not deny Him. To know His love is to want to receive His love and that means you must do ALL things through Him. To Christ be the Glory. I know he just loves that possum mouth of yours.

    Oh don’t you tell her, I got a fellar or she won’t buy me no rubber dolly.

    My love for you will never fade granny. I miss you.

    Take care of me ya hear! 🙂 Until I can sit on that lap of yours again.

    Waiting for His return,
    To God be the Glory,

    TaaaaaaaMEEEE

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