Adelaide C. Clawson

January 25, 1931May 17, 2019

Adelaide C. Clawson, age 88, of Monroe, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 17, 2019, at Atrium Health Union.

She was born on January 25, 1931, in the Charleston (SC) Naval Hospital, daughter of the late Henry Grady Cuthbertson (CPhM US Navy) and Wilma Foy Griffin Cuthbertson. Adelaide was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years, John Homer Clawson, and her sister Lillian Foy Cuthbertson Finch. She is survived by her son John Henry Clawson of Lenoir, and daughter Phyllis (Gary) Pincus of Weddington (with whom she lived the last 10 years), as well as four grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. She also loved her many cousins and lifelong friends, as well as her 18 nieces and nephews on both sides of the family, and their children.

Adelaide was very active at Wingate Baptist Church as a Children’s Sunday School Teacher, and in her own Sunday School Class and Circle. She also enjoyed her long career as a Teller at American Bank and Trust, and subsequently UCB and BB&T. She enjoyed traveling with John until his death in 1995, caring for her cats, and keeping up with events in the lives of her family and friends.

Visitation will be from 1:00pm - 2:00pm on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Wingate Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, followed by a funeral service at 2:00pm in the Sanctuary. A short graveside service will follow at Lakeland Memorial Park in Monroe. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wingate Baptist Church, 109 East Elm Street (PO Box 339), Wingate, NC, 28174. Online condolences may be made at


  • Wingate Baptist Church


  • Visitation Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, May 23, 2019


Adelaide C. Clawson

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Toby Tomberlin

May 26, 2019

A very sweet and loving Mother! I had the privilege of meeting Mrs Adelaide during my college years. Then for years at UCB. She is smiling today with John.

Debi Moore

May 20, 2019

Adelaide was one of the finest people I ever knew. I had the great good fortune to work with her at UCB for many years. I loved her dearly and send my love, thoughts and prayers to her family. I am so sorry....

Meredith Davis

May 20, 2019

Aunt Adelaide was always putting others before herself. She loved and cared about her family and friends. I enjoyed sitting with her, eating an ice cream cone and watching golden girls and wheel of fortune. She loved her animals as well. Whiskers (dog) is gonna miss sitting in her lap while she gave him loving. I am thankful that she is with uncle John and my maw maw Elizabeth Moose. I know they are singing and dancing in the presence of our Lord.

Tracy Clawson Cress

May 20, 2019

Some of my most cherished memories are of Sunday afternoons at Mawmaw Clawson's with all of the family. Mawmaw would have some kind of homemade cake and would use her percolator to make coffee for the adults while all of us cousins were outside playing football or running around being kids. Aunt Adelaide and Uncle John feature prominently in those memories. They were always so good to all of us. Family was a huge priority for her. I'm so thankful she was able to be at Tyler and Casey's wedding so I will always remember her smiling! It is a true blessing to have such warm memories of a wonderfully sweet, but fiesty aunt! Aunt Adelaide will be missed by so many. Enjoy your heavenly eternity and say hello to all those we love who made the journey there before us. We'll see all of you again and what a joyful reunion that will be!

Phyllis Pincus

May 20, 2019

Adelaide and John Clawson church photo... will have to look up the date on this one :-)

Phyllis Pincus

May 20, 2019

2014 Mothers Day with Johnny and Phyllis

Kenneth Wallace

May 20, 2019

I remember Aunt Adelaide as a loving caring Aunt. She was so good to Mother in those later years. During visits both talked so much it was difficult to get a word in even to comment. Aunt Adelaide will be missed. We all take comfort in knowing she is with Uncle John, in the presents of our Savior.