Born in Kingsport, she was a daughter of the late Thurley and Martha Crawford. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Haskel and Newell Crawford, several infant siblings, and her beloved husband, William Nelson (Bill) Board.
Clara was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Elizabethton, and was currently a member of First Baptist Church, Roanoke.
She was retired from IT&T.
Surviving are her three sisters, Dovie (John) Nelson, Mary (G.K.) Harrell and Janice Cox; four brothers, Herman Crawford, Don Crawford, Jerry (Linda) Crawford and Junior (Reita) Crawford; and 33 nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Road, Roanoke, VA 24018.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct.13, 2012, at Oakey’s North Chapel in Roanoke, Va. Dr. Phillip R. Martin will officiate.
Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Oakey’s North Chapel. Online condolences to www.Oakeys.com