Clara Mae Lovelace Varner, age 84, of Loretto, TN passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at her residence. She was a native of Lauderdale County, AL, retired housekeeper from Lawrenceburg Manor Nursing Home, and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Henry and Lora Bell Haygood Lovelace; her husband, Joe Varner; and two daughters, Deborah Jean Varner and Melissa Joyce Varner.
She is survived by four daughters, Martha Gobbell of Lawrenceburg, TN, Carol Shrader (Melvin) of Summertown, TN, Teresa Mattox (Tim) of Loretto, TN and Nancy Smith (Jerry) of Loretto, TN; two sons, Wayne Varner of Lawrenceburg, TN and Donald Varner (Charlotte) of Leoma, TN; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 14, 2019, with Kevin Cheatham officiating. Interment will follow at Emmaline Stutts Cemetery in Lauderdale County, AL.