October 25, 1921 ~ July 22, 2003

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Clara Clark Milam, 81, formerly of 47 Balm Grove Avenue, Asheville, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at the Laurels of Green Tree Ridge Health Care Facility. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Sarah Lou Roberts Clark and was also preceded in death by her husband, Weldon R. Milam, who died in 1987. She was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church. Mrs. Milam is survived by two sons, Dennis C. Milam and his wife Sandy of Springfield, VA and Paul T. Milam and his wife Lisa of Asheville; two sisters, Martha Spivey and Mary Clark of Asheville; a brother, Clenon Clark of Jacksonville, FL and three grandchildren, Daniel, Sarah and Lauren Milam. Funeral services will be 4:00 pm Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Dr. James Johnson and Ken Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 pm Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to West Asheville Baptist Church Building Fund, 926 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Paul,
    I’m so very sorry about the lose of your mother. I know that you will miss her. My prayers are with you and all of the family.


  2. dennis and paul, we were very sorry to here about your mother. you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through the next days.

  3. To all the family of clara,s i wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.I will miss her very much.She was a sweet lady and i will miss her alot.she brightend my days at the Laurels.i always looked forward to seeing her smiles.I thank God for letting me be a part of her life for what time i did.I loved her.may God be with you during this time. so you know who I am i cleaned her room and its not the same without her.She will always have a place in my heart.love charlie

  4. I left the beach in time to make it to the funeral, however, my car broke down on the way home. I am sorry I wasn’t here today.
    Aunt Clara was always a warm, caring person with kind words about others. Her laugh was contagious. Her positive attitude helped me when I was young.
    I pray for your healing to begin soon. Love, Sandra

  5. Dennis and Paul, I was so sorry to hear of the death of your Mom. I didn’t know about her death until I was at church today. I have many fond memories of her. Mrs. Milam used to lead the singing while my Mom played the piano many years ago in Sunday School. May you find peace in knowing that she is no longer suffering, and she is in Heaven along with your Dad.

  6. Dennis and Paul, I am sorry to learn of your mother’s death. I was glad to have grown up at WABC and to have known her and your dad, and both of you, esp. Dennis. God bless you and your families.

  7. Paul,

    I came online to see my mother’s memorial and saw your mother’s name. It is so ironic that our fathers both died around the same time and now we have both lost our mothers. My prayers are with you. My phone number is in the book. God bless. Your mother was a saint.


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