Clara Gilbert SUNDOWN-Funeral services for Clara Gilbert, 83, of Brownfield and formerly of Sundown, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at First Baptist Church, Sundown, with the Reverend Randy Winfrey, pastor, and the Reverend Steve Carter officiating. Burial will be in Sundown Cemetery under direction of George Price Funeral Home, Levelland. She died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Lubbock, Texas. Clara was born on Feb. 15, 1929, in Iraan, Texas, to Herman and Ophelia (Hawkins) Tennison. She married Charley Gilbert in 1948 in Rankin, Texas, and he preceded her in death in 1996. She moved to Sundown in 1969 from Andrews, Texas. She worked as a secretary for Highland Pump Co. and W&T Tank Co. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Sundown. Clara was also preceded in death by a son, Paul Gilbert in 2008, and a great-grandson, Zachary Rawlins in 2011. Survivors include a daughter, Carla Bynum of Brownfield, Texas; two sons, Gary Gilbert of Ozark, Ala., and Charles Gilbert of Lewisville, Texas; a brother, Jessie Tennyson of Sundown, Texas; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, Sundown, Texas. To join the family in celebrating Clara's life, please go to www.georgepricefunerals.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 14, 2012