Claradene Otis Wood Toms, 103, of Bedford died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. She was the wife of the late Oliver Arrington Toms. She is also preceded in death by two daughters, Yvonne E. Thomas and Shirley Toms Dubuque; and one grandson, Steve Dubuque. Born Feb. 28, 1911, Clara was the daughter of the late Frank Edward Wood and Mary Emma Vaughn Wood. She was a lifelong member of Salem United Methodist Church. Clara is survived by her sons, Carlton (Rachel) Toms, Bennie (Ginny) Toms, Daniel (Vickie) Toms; daughter, Barbara Foster; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A Graveside service was held at 11 AM, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at Suck Spring Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. William Clark and the Rev. Bob Sowder officiating. In lieu of flowers please make a memorial contribution to Salem United Methodist Church, 3717 Forbes Mill Road, Bedford, VA 24523. The family would like to thank the Oakwood Manor staff for the love and care given to Clara. To send condolences online please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2014