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Clara Bacote Evans

Funeral service for Mrs. Clara Mae Bacote Evans of Florence will be conducted 1:00 PM Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Greater St. Paul AME Church, 4810 Francis Marion Rd., Florence. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC. Clara, the daughter of the late Mallie Williams and Lillie Mae Bacote Blain, was born on January 7, 1924 in Florence, SC. She died on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Clara attended Florence Public Schools and was a graduate of Wilson High School Class of 1944. She was a member of WHS Alumni Association Chapters in New York and Florence, SC. She was a member of Greater St. Paul AME Church in Claussen Community. Clara was joined in holy matrimony to the late Wilson Evans. She owned and operated Clara and Mildred Beauty Shop in Florence, SC along with her cousin Mildred. Survivors include Ben Becote, whom she raised as a son; a host of nephews; nieces; cousins; other family members and friends. The family will receive friends at 1505 Allegheny Ridge, Florence. Send flowers to the service of Clara Bacote Evans

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