Clara Mae Knox Byrum

July 18, 2019

CHARLOTTE – Clara Mae Knox Byrum died on Thursday, July 18, 2019.  She was born in Mecklenburg County on February 7, 1929 to Adrian Carson and Connie Dunn Knox.

Clara graduated from Davidson High School in Davidson, NC.  She loved her family along with her church family.  Clara enjoyed gardening, playing golf, and going to the beach.

She is survived by her four children, Belinda Bush and her husband, Tom of Florida, George Byrum, Jr. of Charlotte, Wade Byrum and his wife, June of Charlotte, and Raymond Byrum and his wife, Dena of Georgia.  She is also survived by four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Connie K. Collins.  Clara was predeceased by her husband, George L. Byrum and siblings, Merle Knox Washam, Blanche K. Parker, Parks C. Knox, Adrian Vernon Knox, and Hugh Jackson Knox.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 19920 Bethel Church Rd. in Cornelius.  Following the graveside service, the family will receive friends at Sharon Towers, 5100 Sharon Rd. in Charlotte from 3:00-5:00 PM. 

A memorial service to celebrate Clara’s life will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Sedgefield United Methodist Church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sedgefield United Methodist Church, 2830 Dorchester Place, Charlotte, NC 28209. 

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


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  • Marsha Gaspari

    I thoroughly enjoyed playing golf with Clara. She was always cheerful (except for a high score). So sorry for your loss.

  • David Knox

    You and your family are in my heart and mind. My deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother.

  • Rob Neill

    Cathy and I are praying for the entire Byrum Family. We have very fine memories of Clara. A fine and classy lady. She will be missed. Love all of you. God bless!