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Clair Mae Mabe

April 30, 1941 — January 22, 2020

Abingdon, Va. 

Clair Mae Mabe, 78, passed away on January 22, 2020 with her three children by her side. She was born to the late Charlie and Mary “Fanny” Hughes of Lebanon, Virginia. Clair graduated from Lebanon High School in 1958.

She married her beloved husband Robert Lee Mabe in 1958. They lived in Washington County for most of their married life. Clair is survived by their three children: David Mabe and his wife Cheri of Charlotte, N.C., Daryl Mabe and his wife Cindy of Washington County, Va. and LeDonna Stuart and her husband Mike of Washington County, Va. She is also survived by her six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Clair was predeceased by her loving husband in 2016.

Clair was an amazing artist who loved to share her gift of painting with others. She enjoyed singing and doing crafts. She was a great cook, seamstress, farmer and builder. Most of all she was an incredible wife, mother and grandmother and Christian woman who loved the Lord with all of her heart. She was a member of Gospel Tabernacle Church for 40 years.

She spent the last three years of her life at English Meadows where she was cared for by incredible staff. Thank you English Meadows for your care, love and support.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Pastor David Robins officiating. Those attending are asked to meet a the cemetery at least 15 minutes prior to the service.

The family has requested that any donations in Clair’s honor be made to Gospel Tabernacle Church, 15292 Enterprise Road, Abingdon,VA 24211.

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The family of Clair Mae Mabe is in the care of Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700).
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Friday, January 24, 2020

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Forest Hills Memory Gardens

19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210

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