“And now abideth faith, hope, and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” I Corinthians 13:13
Mrs. Clara Greene Bierma, Telford, TN, born December 1, 1945 in Jonesborough, left this earth to join her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on the morning of June 13, 2015.
Clara was a graduate of Jonesboro High School and East Tennessee State University. She was a former teacher and Personnel Administrator.
She was a southern Missionary Baptist and member of West Hills Baptist Church.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd Edward “Johnny” Greene and Sarah Elizabeth McNeese Greene; her paternal grandparents, James Mathis Greene and Roxie Kimery Greene; her maternal grandparents, Henry A. McNeese, Sr. and Iva Greenway McNeese Bowlin.
Left with the memories are her husband of over 35 years, Kenneth Bierma, Telford. Also surviving her two brothers, John Loyd “Buck” Greene, Sulphur Springs and Michael David Greene, Jonesborough; two sisters, Sue Greene Pickle, Jonesborough and Debbie Greene Adams and husband Tony, Mount Carmel; her only niece, Susan Elizabeth Pickle Gergich and husband Kevin, Jonesborough and their two daughters Kayla Madison Gergich and Kallie Elizabeth Gergich, who were her “heart”; three step-children, Linda Bierma, Los Angeles, CA, Sandra B. Britt and husband Rod, Wilsonville, OR, and Larry Bierma, San Diego, CA; very special granddaughter Lindsey Britt Shafar and husband Dan, Vancouver, WA and their daughter Claire Lillie Shafar; she is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted 12:30 PM Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 11:00-12:30 PM Tuesday prior to the service. Interment services will follow at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tony Adams, Kevin Gergich, John Mashburn, Arthur Deyton, Keith Watts and Randy Payne.
Corrine P. Pelham
Ken - I was so saddened to read of Clara's passing. We were good friends from ITT when you lived in Connecticut. She always made me laugh. It was great to hear from her at Christmas and I will miss her. I send my sympathies to you and her family.
Angie Moyers and Carolyn Dawson (Jimmie McRay)
Buck, Sue, Debbie and Mike....our hearts are broken to hear of Clara's death. We were so shocked to hear this and grieve with you at this time. There are numerous smiles at some of the "growing up" memories we had of Clara. It would be fun to reminisce some of those past days. Please know our hearts ache with you and hope you cherish her always. We send love and condolences..email@example.com