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Claire Shaw Gunter

January 13, 1935April 16, 2021

Claire Shaw Gunter of Clemmons, NC passed away on April 16, 2021.

She was born January 13, 1935 in Eatonton, Ga. to the late Ada Bruce Shaw and Joe High Shaw, Sr. Claire graduated from Putnam County High School and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Mercer University in Macon, Ga. She taught in schools in Macon and Atlanta and later taught at Southeast Junior High School in Greensboro and retired after 20 years.

She was an active member of Clemmons First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class and sang in the church choir.

Claire was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a thoughtful friend. She was well known as an excellent cook and hostess and enjoyed entertaining family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Verner Gunter and her son, Kyle Verner Gunter. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Jeff Young of Clemmons; granddaughters, Leigha and Joey Brown of Lexington, Kendall and Nick Null of Brooklyn, NY, Erin and Zack Hubbard of Winston-Salem; great grandchildren, Jackson Carter Brown and Jordan Claire Brown; and a sister and brother-in-law, Lynda and Gary Johnson of Dalton, Ga.

A visitation will be held Friday, April 23 at Vogler and Sons Clemmons Chapel from 10:30-12:00 noon, followed by a 2:00pm graveside service at Alamance Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Clemmons First Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 23, 2021


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Janet Kelly

April 26, 2021

Claire was one of my friends for over 60 years and my roommate for two years at Mercer. She was a very wonderful
person and a very thoughtful and loving friend. I was so very
fortunate to have met her at Mercer where we were in the same
sorority, Chi Omega. We were blessed to be able to keep up with
each other and talk fairly often.

I was so sorry to hear of her death and may it help the whole
family to know that I care. I have been and will continue to keep
the family in my prayers. May God's presence be real to you giving you loving support now and in the days, weeks to come as
you grieve for your loss of a wonderful mother and grandmother.

With loving sympathy, Janet Kelly

Jerry & Patsy Bulla

April 21, 2021

Claire was a very special Lady, and for many years we were very close with her and Carlton. We enjoyed great visits in their home and they were wonderful host. Trips, meals, and fellowship with the Gunter's were a treat.
A caring and loving lady, who faced many sorrows. We will truly miss her and the cards we always received on special occasions.

Brenda Sprinkle

April 20, 2021

Claire was a beautiful person both inside and out.
She was our neighbor for 16 years and she was the reason we moved into the neighborhood.
We had many great times together for lunches, Christian Women’s Club or shopping.
She was a woman of great faith and loved her church.
She was so proud of her children and grandchildren.
Claire will be greatly missed and was loved by all who knew her.
Bren and Doug Sprinkle

Kaye Stockton

April 19, 2021

Claire was a neighbor for over 16 years. She was the true epitome of a Southern lady—she was always nicely dressed, always wrote a thank you note to show her appreciation for brownies, etc. My husband and I enjoyed having her join us for a meal at Lexington Barbeque or P.F. Changs, enjoying our conversations. Claire will be missed, especially our visits and phone calls to chat. She was a good friend.