Clara Belle Thomas

Published 5:07 am Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Clara Belle Thomas, of Elizabeth City, died October 17, 2020 at the age of 89. She was born in Little Rock, Ark. on October 30, 1930 to the late Samuel Neighbors and Ludie Beatrice Cupples Neighbors. She was a meat wrapper at Safeway Stores Inc. for 30 years and a member of New Life Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by daughters Teresa Dwane Simmons (Gary) of Dry Fork, WV and Marlene Kay Meads of Elizabeth City; brother James Lovings of Mayflower, Ark.; grandchildren Jamie Hoffman (Charles), Andrew Dana, Nicole Schwarga (Tyler), Giovanni “John” DeCarlo, Megan Simmons-Lizuka (Kaichi), and Melissa Ridgell; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sister Doris Wills and grandson Michael Meads II.

Funeral services will be held October 23 at 11 a.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Clay Manos officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery. Flowers are welcome and memorial donations may be made to New Life Assembly of God Church, 1958 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Homes, Elizabeth City is serving the family. Express condolences at

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