BELMONT - Clara Shields Lari, 79, passed away Dec. 11, 2012, at the Robin Johnson House in Dallas.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Hunter and Connie Burgin Shields; wife of the late Michael Lari; she formerly worked as a sec-retary.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Kari Lari of Belmont; sister and brother-in-law, Jolene and Vic Redmond of McAdenville; brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Annette Shields of Gastonia; grandchildren, Deanna and Alyssa Lari; special niece, Michele Goodson; nephews, Tommy Redmond, Ric and Ron Shields.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Evergreen "A Quiet Place" Cemetery in Belmont, conducted by the Rev. Warner Doles.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. before the service at Ward Funeral Service, 220 South Broad Street in Gastonia.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Robin Johnson House, 5005 Shepherds Way, Dallas, NC 28034.
Ward Funeral Service is assisting the Lari family.