Clairene Graham Brown
October 27, 2023
Graham County, North Carolina
Resided in: Arden, North Carolina
Clairene Graham Brown passed peacefully in her home on Friday, October 27th surrounded by her family.
A native of Western North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Charles Goldman Graham and Delia Belle Hyde Graham. She retired from Household International as the Administrative Assistant to the CEO. She was a devout Christian and child of the most high God.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her siblings: Frances Autry, Frankie Crisp, Beatrice Norton and Bill Graham. She is survived by her daughter Marcie Ferg of Arden (Michael); son Joel Brown of Arden (Molly), four sisters, Christine Griffin, Brenda Blythe, Jean Dean, Ruby Pittman; and two beloved grandchildren Lindsay and Brice Ferg.
The family of Clairene wishes to thank each of you for your love and support through the years. A special thanks to her special friend, David Wright.
Born into a family of nine, and the the oldest of five children placed in an orphanage, she was a guiding light to her siblings. After graduation, she always ensured her sisters would have a vacation packed with adventure. Between the mischievous light in her eye and her Grandma Hyde’s strong and independent spirit, her witty personality created laughter for all. Her time spent reading, learning and working crossword puzzles was often complimented by a cup of coffee and meaningful conversation.
She gave her time to others, including hours of volunteering with church, local shelters and on her own. Her benevolence for feeding fried chicken, pinto beans and cornbread not only extended to those she knew, but those she welcomed with open arms. Her welcoming spirit for given and chosen family made her home open to all.
With her infectious laughter and ready smile, she created beautiful memories for those around her. Always generous of her time and heart, she was eager to listen to stories about her loved ones lives and their families.
Not only good and kind
But strong and elevated was her mind
Fond to oblige, too feeling to offend
Loved by all, to all a good friend.
And faithful to her God
Our prayer is that you would be touched by God’s love as much as you were by our mother, Mimi and sister.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 29th in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian, followed by a service celebrating her life starting at 3:00 PM. Pastor Timothy Brown will officiate. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 30th at Pisgah View Memorial Park.
Graveside Service: - October 30, 2023 11:00 am
Pisgah View Memorial Park
1529 Smokey Park Hwy
Candler, NC 28715