Clara Shepherd Hardy, 89, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.
Born in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Lawrence Shepherd and Dollie Ward Shepherd. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Melvin Lawrence Jr. and John; and sisters, Juanita and Anna Lee.
Clara graduated from Appalachian Teacher’s College in 1949 and began teaching in Shelby, N.C., She retired from John B. Dey Elementary School in Virginia Beach after 46 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her brother, Paul E. Shepherd; many nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Eloise Miller.
A graveside service will be held at Mt. Lawn Memorial Gardens, Boone, N.C., at a later date.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.