November 3, 1947 ~ September 20, 2021

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

Clarence Andrew McAbee, 73, of Fairview, died suddenly Monday, September 20, 2021 in his residence.

Born in Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Henry Harrison and Grace Elizabeth (Weaver) McAbee. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Henry Luther McAbee, and a sister, Nancy Stone.

He is survived by a sister, Jean Callahan of Rutherfordton.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Chaplain Kelly Belcher officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home. MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN THE FUNERAL HOME.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Care Partners Hospice, 68 Sweeten Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28803.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

Services

For those who wish to pay their respects: September 23, 2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Funeral Service: September 23, 2021 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Graveside Service: September 23, 2021 1:30 pm

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Garren Creek
Fairview, NC 28730


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  1. Clarence was such a kind man, with a great sense of humor. I will never forget the time I walked around a corner and there was Clarence, holding a jar of water which he promptly dumped over my head! I’m sure heaven is a much more lively place since he has arrived. He will be missed.

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  2. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you Jean! May your brother Rest In Peace. Our thoughts and prayers continue. We are here for you! God Bless! LOVE RICH & SHERRY

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