Clara Overbay

March 23, 1933 ~ October 7, 2020 (age 87)


Proverbs 31: 28-29 “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” Many women have done excellently but you surpass them all. A devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Cena Clara Overbay, 87, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, October 7, 2020, surrounded by her children. A lifelong resident of Kingsport, she was born March 23, 1933, to Wiley P. and Oma (Ward) Allen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clyde R. Overbay (2009); sisters, Willie Guy, Jean Depew; and brothers, Lloyd, Floyd, and Earl Allen.

Clara is survived by her daughters, Gwen Laney Dean and Myra (Mike) Lowe; son, Mark (Linda) Overbay; grandchildren, Madison Lowe, Amy (David) Eller, Rebekah (Jake) Stamper, Travis (Jennifer) Laney, and Josh (Claire) Laney; eight great-grandchildren; and special niece and nephew, Barbara and Carl Carter.

Graveside services will be private.

The family is especially grateful to Cathy and Dwight, her “favorite” nurse Tina Reed, and Amedisys staff for their compassionate care.

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