Clara Bryant

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Clara Blanchett Harvey Bryant, 87, of Elizabeth City, NC died Saturday, August 31, 2013 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home. Born in Nansemond-Suffolk, VA, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Blanchett and Tessie Bennett McCloud and was the wife of the late William Ernest Bryant. Mrs. Bryant had a long career at Bellevue Hospital in New York City as a nurse’s aide.

She is survived by a son, Sylvester Harvey and wife Jean of Gaithersburg, MD; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one grandpuppy and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by a son, Sylvanus Blanchett; a sister, Mary Wynn; and two brothers, Powertan Blanchett and Samuel Blanchett.

A graveside funeral service will take place Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Memorial Chapel on Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 301 E. Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Bryant family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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