Mrs. Clara Mae Locklear, 77, of 47 Odum Home Place Rd. St. Pauls, NC, went home to be with her heavenly father on Friday, April 2, 2021 at UNC Health Southeastern. Mrs. Clara Mae was born in Robeson County on April 5, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Luther and Mattie Locklear.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Bobby Ray Locklear; one sister, Annie Ruth Thomas; six brothers, Roy Hilton Locklear, James Earl Locklear, Percell Locklear, Grady Locklear, Frank Locklear and Luther Jr. Locklear.
Clara was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a lifelong member of Antioch Baptist Church and enjoyed going on yearly beach trips with the ladies. Clara loved her church family and Pastor but, most of all she loved her Lord and Savior.
Mrs. Clara is survived by one daughter, Lori Ann Locklear of the home; one son, Roger Ray Locklear (Rosa) of Lumberton; six grandchildren, Danny Locklear, Charles A. Cyrus, Kirkland Locklear (Kel), Brittany Locklear, Tyler N. Smith (Nick) and Lillian Cummings; three great-grandchildren, Adelyn Clair, Avery Grace and Eli Kase; two sisters, Mary Jacobs and Betty Lois Hayes (Wade) of Lumberton; one brother, David Locklear (Dorthy) of Baltimore, MD; very special friends, Crettie Bell, Hazel Cripps and Odessa Graham; several nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
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