Clara Mae Leach

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Clara Brown Leach, 86, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at her home.  

Clara was a native of Moore County. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother. Clara worked in the textile industry before retiring from Energizer Inc. where she worked with her late husband Dewey.  A faithful member of Amity Hills Baptist Church, she loved her church family. Her family remembers her wonderful home cooked meals and especially the homemade desserts.  Clara and Dewey were a team, not only did they work together but they enjoyed traveling together, especially to the mountains. Clara was a daughter of the late Reid and Mamie Moore Brown and was preceded in death by husband: Dewey Leach; sisters: Barbara Duck, Doris Moody; brothers: Luther Cox, Ed Brown.

Clara is survived by daughter: Linda Ritter and husband Farrell;  son: Kenneth Hancock and wife Vickie; grandchildren: Michael Garner, Shaun Garner, Brian Hancock, Stacey Hancock Seawell; 8 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Funeral  Service will be 2:00 PM, Monday, February 6, 2023 at Browns Chapel Christian Church, with Pastor Shaun Garner officiating.   Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall of the church. 

Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Leach Family.

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Funeral Service: February 6, 2023 2:00 pm

Brown’s Chapel Christian Church
608 Brown’s Chapel Church Road
Robbins, NC 27325


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  1. I was privileged to work with Dewey & Clara for many years. They were good folks that opened their home and enjoyed good food there and deserts in the workplace.

  2. We had a lot of fun working with each other, always something crazy going on, picking and cutting up. So sorry for your loss Linda.

  3. Dear sweet Linda, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mama. We love you and will be praying for you and the family.

    Much love,
    Charles and Dianne Tester

  4. I went to church with Clara and Dewey, such a sweet couple. I talked to them occasionally on phone since they have not been able to attend recently. Have missed them so much at church. I know they are happy together again and especially and above all they are with Jesus, the one they loved so dearly. Keeping the family in my prayers in the days ahead. I know it must be so hard losing both parents in such a short time. God bless you all.

  5. Linda & Family,
    Thinking of you today and keeping you in my prayers. I know you have been such a great blessing to Clara and Dewey. Dempsey and I enjoyed our visits with them in their home so much after we met them at Amity Hills. I know that Clara was eager to re-unite with Dewey as she told me when I visited her. So good to know they are together once again with our Lord that they loved so much. Looking forward to a great reunion with all of them.

    May God cover you with his wonderful grace and comfort in the days ahead.
    Judy Lowe

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