Clara Hentz

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POMARIA — Clara L. Hentz, 90, of Pomaria, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at White Oak Manor.

Born on July 11, 1923 in Newberry, SC she was a daughter of the late Annie Belle Chapman and Norman J. Long. She was a retired employee of MepCo formerly G.E. in Irmo.

Mrs. Hentz was a member of Pomaria Lutheran Church where she served on various committees and Pomaria WELCA. She was also a member of The Eastern Star, Little Mountain Chapter #276 and the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post # 24.

She is survived by a daughter, Cathy H. Meetze of Pomaria; her son, David J. Hentz (Gayle) of Mooresville, NC; a brother, Frank Long (Faye) of Prosperity; grandchildren, Beverly Hollowell (John), Sally Hentz; and Candace Coker (Todd); great grandchildren, Rebeckah, Amanda, and Jeremy Hollowell and Hannah and Katie Coker; step-grandchildren, Lori Cooke (Andy) and Stephanie Ingram; 7 step-great grandchildren; 2 step-great great grandchildren, special nieces, Elaine Bailey and Lydia Merchant; great niece, Ingrid Trotter; great nephew, Phillip Trotter; and a very special friend, Steve Sinclair.

She was predeceased by her husband, Woodrow B. Hentz; brother, William E. "Bill" Long; and a son-in-law, Floyd Meetze.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pomaria Lutheran Church by Rev. Derald Edwards and Rev. Arden Hallman. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation was from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry.

Memorials are suggested to the , c/o Jennifer Rogers, PO Box 1741, Greenwood, SC 29648.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Trotter, John Paul Whitaker, Mark Bailey, Charles Ringer, Joe Crooks, Keith Ringer, Jim Roy Kunkle, and David Merchant.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cynthia Aull, George and Bobbie Norris, Doug and Wanda Muse, Dr. Oscar Lovelace, Dr. Chip Dixon, members of Pomaria WELCA and the Unit 3 Staff of White Oak Manor.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.

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Published in The Newberry Observer from May 23 to May 24, 2014
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