She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Vance; her parents, Imogene and Jimmy McDonald; and her brother, Alvin McDonald.
She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews and Diane Blackwell. She was a member of Covenant Baptist Church.
She was the beloved sister of Allen McDonald of Benton, Ealum McDonald and his wife Kimberly of Rossville, Ga., and Doug McDonald of Sweetwater; and several nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted today, Feb. 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Covenant Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Higgins and Doyle McNabb officiating.
Interment will follow in the Conasauga Cemetery in Etowah with Galvin McDonald, Luther McDonald, Dakota Blackwell, Derrick Blackwell, Edward Blackwell III and David Hardin serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Nakoma Blackwell, Michael Blackwell and Edward Blackwell Jr.
Wildwood Avenue Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.
Clara's guest book may be viewed and signed at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com