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Reba Kathleen Clayton Lance


October 7, 2019

Reba Kathleen Clayton Lance, 93, of Rosman, was called to her heavenly home Wednesday Oct. 2, 2019.

She was born March 14, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Tom Clayton and Emma Conley Clayton.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She loved the lord and prayed many prayers for her family over the years. She was a member of the Rosman Church of God.

She was a devoted mother to her seven children. She enjoyed life and cherished many memories with her family.

Her hobbies included playing bingo and having yard sales with her friends. Her favorite music was bluegrass, which she enjoyed listening to.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lance; daughter, Barbara Rigsby; granddaughter, Christy Rigsby; one sister, Marie Searcy; and one brother, Tommy Clayton.

She is survived by her six children, daughter, Ellen Leopard and husband, Gerald, of Brevard; son, Jimmy Lance and wife, Maxine, of Rosman, Charles (Doc) Lance, of Rosman; daughter, Eloise Mooneyham and husband, Mike, of Seneca, S.C .; daughter, Rosemary Wich and husband, Steve, of Pisgah Forest; son, Eddie Lance and wife, Hettie, of Rosman; best friend and granddaughter, Tina Lance Pressley and Tim, of Rosman; sister, Ima Jean Lance, of Rosman; and 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at the Rosman Church of God, officiated by Rev. Michael Pressley.

There was no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rosman Church of God.

A private burial followed in the Old Toxaway Cemetery for the family only.

The family gives special thanks to the CAP program, and Dr. Jenkins and Hospice for their support during their loved one’s illness.

She received her wings and now is a beautiful angel, is totally healed and is rejoicing with her loved ones.

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Moody-Connolly Funeral Home cared for the family.


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