Clara Best Booth

April 3, 2021

Clara Best Booth, 82, of Charlotte, NC died April 3, 2021 at Atrium Heath Main. Clara was born in Mullins, SC, daughter of Leroy and Earnestine Harrelson Best. She had a career that included working at Ivey’s Department Store, the Democratic Headquarters in Charlotte and as secretary for the late, B. Everett Jordan. She also worked in the Tax Office of Mecklenburg County for over twenty years. Clara was a member of the Eastern Star and First Baptist Church for many years.

Clara was preceded in death in 2000 by her husband, John Charles Booth. She is survived by a son, Bill Booth and his wife. Georgia; granddaughter, Margaret Booth; brother-in-law and his wife, Harry and Judy Booth; brother, William Ted Best and his wife, Karline and a sister, Mary Ruth Reeves and her husband, George; nephew, John David Booth and nieces, Gloria Cabel and Lynn Nealey. In addition to her husband, Clara was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Ralph Best.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at East City Church. A graveside service will follow the visitation at Elmwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to East City Church, 6850 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212 or Children’s Hope Alliance – Barium Springs Campus, 156 Frazier Loop, Statesville, NC 28677, or Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St. Oxford, NC 27565.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


Share your memories & condolences


  • Betty Lou Brundick

    We were Clara’s neighbor and absolutely adored her. She was such a sweet lady. I loved her soft-spoken manner. Hold the memories close! Prayers for your family that He will guide your path through the road ahead and comfort each of you.

  • Betty Parker

    Clara Mae was a much loved member of the Daughters of the Nile for many years. She was always eager to help with our fund raising projects for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. She will be remembered for her sweet smile and gentle ways, and we will keep her and her family in our hearts and prayers.

  • Linda Lyerly

    Your Mother was a gracious lady. Very soft spoken and always ready to help any time any place. She was the idea Wife, Mother
    Mother in law' ,Grandmother .She was very proud of all of you. WE loved her in our Eastern Star family. She will be missed. She is in heaven now
    with her loved ones. I will keep you and the family in prayers.

  • Linda Honeycutt

    A true lady. She'll be missed by so many - we loved her so much.