Obits: Josephine McClamrock

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 7, 2014

Josephine McClamrock

Mrs. Josephine Carter McClamrock of Mocksville died Tuesday, July 29, 2014. 

In her soft-spoken demeanor, her life was a tapestry of people, places and events that culminated in an elegantly poignant life. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill McClamrock.

Survivors: her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Gene Draughn, her grandsons, Matthew and Justin Draughn and Justin’s wife and children Aubrey, Honor Presley and Cannon Draughn, all of Mocksville; siblings, Elva Grace Carter Elam of St. Louis, Mo., Lawrence Ray Carter (Kathy) of Mocksville and Margaret Ann Carter Bryant (Don) of Flat Rock; and special friend, Jane Owens Smith.

Her passion was her husband, her daughter and son-in-law. It was found in her grandchildren as well as the people and places around her. Most will remember her and her husband in a seemingly constant beehive of motion, a march of labor. The moments of pause, whether sitting in the front yard with family or something as fleeting as a single look, there was an underlining sense of being passionate about the moment. The last years have seen a body and a mind failing, but within these failings she found friendships in the individuals who moved closer rather than moving away. 

She was born Nov. 15, 1926 in Davie County to the late Hasten Wade and Mary Garrett Carter. 

A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Celebrant Holly Marion officiating and music by Kevin Bryant of Flat Rock. Burial followed in Rose Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday at the funeral home. 

Memorials: Alzheimer’s Assoc., Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Brancomb 10, Charlotte, 28215-3220.

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