Clara was born October 7, 1915 in Adair County. She is the daughter of the late James B. and Reta Mae (Bryant) Pyles. She was predeceased by her husbands, Arvil McQueary and Davis H. Jones, daughters, Edith McQueary and Betty Jones; a son, J.L. Jones; brothers and sisters, Hobert Pyles, Finis Pyles, Vitus Pyles, Claris Pyles, Bonnie Rice, Altha Burton, Kennith Pyles, Robert Pyles, Aaron Pyles, Walter Pyles, and James Pyles.
She was employed as a nursing assistant for Metzmeier Nursing Home for ten years and was a member of Campbellsville Church of the Nazerene.
Clara is survived by two daughters; Geraldine Hale and her husband, Clifton of Portland, TN and Sue Bohanon and her husband, Robert of Campbellsville and two sons: D.R. Jones and his wife, Patricia of Campbellsville and Ben Jones and his wife Zina, of Carlsbad, NM; a sister, Lyla Pyles of Campbellsville and two brothers, Rollin Pyles of Campbellsville, Howard Pyles of Cincinnati, OH. She also has fourteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren; 26 great-great granchildren and three great-great-great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 10 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E. Main St., Campbellsville, KY with Bro. Clifton Hale, officiating and Bro. Dwayne Lobb, Bro. J.T. Jones and Bro. Wayne Burton assisting. Burial will be in Columbia City Cemetery, Columbia.
Serving as pallbearers are Steven Hale, Terry Hale, Tony Dixon, Timmy Dixon , David Jones and Todd Jones.
The family request visitation on Tuesday, June 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E. Main St., Campbellsville, KY.