Clara McDaris

Obituary of Clara Ballard McDaris

WEAVERVILLE –Clara Ballard McDaris, age 96, of Weaverville went to be with the Lord, Friday, January 8, 2021.


Mrs. McDaris was born April 22, 1924 in Buncombe County to the late Lawrence and Euna Penland Ballard; she had lived in Buncombe County all of her life. She formerly worked at Beacon Mfg. Co. and later Drexel Furniture Co. Clara did a lot of babysitting of her grandchildren. She loved her flower gardening. Clara was a member of Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd McDaris; sons, Jerry and Larry Nelms; sister, JoAnn Schelske and brothers, Edwin and Maurice Ballard.


Surviving is her daughter, Sharon Hale and son, Bruce McDaris and wife Linda all of Weaverville; brother, Bob Ballard of Fort Lawn, SC; eight grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren.


Private burial was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday January 11, 2021.


A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date.


West Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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