Bright-Holland Funeral Home

2601 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX


Clara Nell Rorie

December 4, 1937August 28, 2019

Clara Nell Rorie, 81, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Legend Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31st, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Michael officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Cemetery at Cunningham. A formal visitation is not scheduled, however, those wishing may pay respects at the funeral home. Mrs. Rorie, the daughter of Stanley Floyd Burkett & Carrie Lucindy Featherston Burkett, was born Dec. 4, 1937, in Deport. At a young age she began working for Pilot Paper Company and then during World War II she worked for Varo Manufacturing, an army supply manufacturer. Following a period of time to rear her children, she began working at the Gibraltar Hotel until it closed. Clara then worked several years at St. Joseph’s Hospital before beginning a ten year career at Cherry St. Manor as head of housekeeping. She was a faithful Christian and was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Mesquite. After moving to Legend she always enjoyed any minister who came to speak or preach. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Rorie and two daughters, Lucinda Mae Parson and Nancy Jane Butler. Survivors include three children; Linda Ann Bost & husband Howard of Sumner, Andrea Nell Wilson of Sumner and Arvis Jay Head of Wichita Falls, grandchildren; Charlie Ray Bost, Tony Daniel Bost, Sarah Rae Moss Katy Walters, Joshua Davlin, Adam Parson, Diana Guilliams, Amy Hartgroves, Jason Lawson and Oscar Head along with ten great grandchildren and a host of friends.


  • Cameron Moss
  • Charlie Bost
  • Tony Bost
  • Chris Hartgroves
  • Jason Lawson
  • Sammy LaRue
  • Jesse Scott Davis, Honorary Bearer
  • Brandon Fuller, Honorary Bearer


  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 31, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, August 31, 2019


Clara Nell Rorie

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