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Clara Gibson Ward: Nakina

1951 – 2017

     Clara Gibson Ward of Nakina died Sunday, Nov. 19, in Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia. She was 65.

     Born Dec. 13, 1951 in Sumter, she was the daughter of the late James S. Gibson, Sr. and Myrtle Billups Gibson and the widow of Gary Lynn Ward.

     She is survived by three daughters, Emily (Ben) Arledge of Whiteville, Stephanie Jennings of Nakina, Roxanne Brinson of Blythewood; a son, Casey Brinson of Chadbourn; two brothers, Jack Gibson of Sumter and Jim Gibson of Beaufort; three sisters, Kathy Murdock of Manning, Marie Beaver of Charleston, West Virginia, and Elaine Secriest of Winona, West Virginia; twelve grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, in Nakina Pentecostal Holiness Church, burial following in the church cemetery.

     Visitation was planned for the hour prior to the service in the church.

     A guest register is available here.