Doshia Greene Clary

June 19, 1922July 1, 2013

Greensboro- Mrs. Doshia Greene Clary, 91, passed away July 1, 2013 at Heartland Living and Rehabilitation.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Hanes Lineberry N. Elm Chapel with Rev. Michael Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Hanes Lineberry N. Elm Chapel, 515 N. Elm Street. All other times the family will gather at the home of her daughter Lavondia Cooke.

She was born on June 19, 1922 in Shelby, NC to the late Ralph and Ada Fowler Greene. She was married to the late Horace Clary. She was a member of Gate City Baptist Church and the ZIP Sunday school class.

She was preceded in death by her son William Norris Clary; four brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Clary is survived by her daughters Lavondia C. Cooke (Shannon) and Brenda McMurray (Sam); grandchildren, Beth Austin (Marty), Lynn Apple, T.L. Clary (Becky), Kelly Clary, Dawn Lee Bryson (Ken) and Seth Vernon (Shannon); great grandchildren, Brittany, Lynsey, Nicholas, Nicole, Hunter, Connor, Amber, Amanda, Erica and one great great grandchild Aniya; five sisters, Leitha Smith, Vera Weathers, Blanch Gettys (Hix), Joann Luckadoo and Annette Cooke (Earnest).

Memorials may be made to: Clary Family Endowment-NCFFA Center @ White Lake Campus Box 7654 NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695 or to the donor’s choice.

The family wishes to thank Heartland Living and Rehab and Liberty Hospice for the care given to Doshia. Special thanks to all family and friends for your love and support.

Online condolences may be made to


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 3, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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Julie Shadrick

July 3, 2013

To all of the Clary family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know that Doshia led a full life and was loved by so many. I knew her through Norris and also through my sister, Connie Oatman who managed the Garden Gate Apartments which were just across the street from where Ms. Clary lived. May God Bless you all!

Mildred Simmerman

July 3, 2013

In 1970, Bill and I came to Greensboro to visit and decide if we were going to settle here. Doshia welcomed us into her home. What a wonderful,kind lady! We will keep your family in prayer.

Kimberly Watts

July 3, 2013

My favorite Aunt is gone. I'll miss the conversations way back and recently. I'll see you again my Aunt Dosh. Thanks for all the advice through the years. I am finding all your advice too be true! Again, I'll see you again. God Bless
You niece, Kim Watts xoxo

Wes and June Blackard

July 3, 2013

We wish to express our condolences to the family of Doshia Clary, and pray for the peace and comfort, for her family that comes from God during this time of the loss of their loved one. We knew Doshia as a member of our church, Gate City Baptist Church, and what a friendly person she always was.

Ann Short

July 3, 2013

Lavondia, Martha and I are so very sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of your sweet Mom and your family. We regret we will be unable to attend her services, but you will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Much love.

Sharon Coultress

July 2, 2013

I grew up on Devon Drive (early 50's - mid 60's) and remember Doshia very well. She was always very nice to us kids in the neighborhood and was a good friend to my parents, Mae and Bud Foster. So sorry for your loss. Will keep all of you in my prayers.