October 31, 1932 ~ November 15, 2021
Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Clara Powell Chandler, 89, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021.
A Buncombe Co. native, Clara was a daughter of the late L.G. and Daisy Smith Powell. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Margaret Ruby Powell, the Rev. C. Glenn Powell, Ruth Beyler, and Faye Thurlow.
Mrs. Chandler retired from the Asheville City school system with over 20 years of service. Mrs. Chandler was the first white teacher to teach at South French Broad High School in 1965 before integration. She was also a lifelong member of Asheville Wesleyan Church.
Mrs. Chandler is survived by her sons, Richard Jennings Chandler, Jr., and Scott Powell Chandler; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Clara’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3, at Asheville Wesleyan Church.