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Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home

429 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN

OBITUARY

Clara May Benedict

August 21, 1923February 13, 2018
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Clara May Benedict, Age 94, of Donelson, Tennessee passed away Tuesday morning, February 13, 2018, at Skyline Alive Hospice in Nashville. She was born August 21, 1923 and was the daughter of Howard Irving Benedict and Lula May Compton Benedict. Her brother, James Howard Benedict died as a young child of diphtheria in 1917. Clara May “grew up” in the Donelson Church of Christ where her father was an elder. She became a member of the Lebanon Rd. Church of Christ in 1984 where she was a member until her death. Clara May loved the Lord and is known for her gracious service to the community and the church. She taught Bible classes and volunteered at Lakeshore Heartland for many years. She was a graduate of David Lipscomb University and Peabody Graduate School. She taught and served as a guidance counselor at Cohn, Two Rivers and Pearl High Schools. She will be missed by many relatives and friends. Among them are her dear cousin, Sam Bradley and family. The family would like to express special appreciation to Connie Beaty, Clara May’s dear friend, for her loving care to Clara May over the years. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00am at Hibbet Hailey Funeral Home on Donelson Pike. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Lebanon Rd. Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Cohn High School Class of 1959. The family will greet friends on Friday the 16th from 4pm to 8pm and again on the 17th from 10am until the time of service.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, February 17, 2018

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Dan and Sherrill Blazer

February 18, 2018

Clara May was our cousin, more like an aunt. She cared for our mother during the final months of her life, visiting frequently and keeping my sister and me informed as we lived hundreds of miles apart. As she grew older we grew closer. She was a most independent woman, yet put the needs of others before her. Our family will greatly miss her yet we are thankful that she did not suffer longer than she did. Her final days were not pleasant for her. Yet she now has found peace with God and we will always be grateful for the time we had with her. Dan and Sherrill Blazer

Dan and Sherrill Blazer

February 17, 2018

Clara May was one of a kind. A loving and caring cousin, more like our aunt, who cared for Dan's mother while Dan's sister and he were living hundreds of miles away. Her home was always a welccming place to our family including Sherrill's mom. . Our children especially appreciated and admired her fierce Independence. Yet she cast her total dependence, especially during her final and painful days, on our God.

Bob Phillips

February 16, 2018

Clara May was a dear friend of my parents, Dabney Phillips and Wilma Adams Phillips, from about 1940. At Donelson Church of Christ and David Lipscomb. She enriched all our lives.

Delores Parkerson DeWitt

February 16, 2018

Rember Clara May as my Sunday School teacher at Donelson Church of Christ

Julia Ann Smith(Inman)

February 16, 2018

She was one of my favorite teachers at Cohn High. Always willing to help her students.

February 16, 2018

One of the few teachers that had a great impact on my life. She wrote in my annual the following, " time flies Bill, make the best of it." How true those words were!! A special and wonderful person who has impacted many young peoples lives over her teaching years. Bill Akers, Cohn High Class of 1959

Teddy Jo Carson

February 16, 2018

I remember Mrs. Benedict from Cohn HighSchool from 1953 to 1958 when I graduated. She was a very sweet teacher. I lost contact with her after school. Seems she continued with a wonderful life after she left Cohn.

buzz heidtke

February 15, 2018

good lady and great no- nonsense teacher. known her since i was a little kid

Gb

February 15, 2018

Sorry for your loss. May you find peace and hope in the days ahead by trusting in God. Romans 15:13

February 13, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11

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