Clara Ann Locklear, 72, of Carthage, was called home to her Lord on Wednesday, April 10th.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Clara was born on the Hoke & Robeson County line on February 4th, 1947 to the late Greene and Frances Jackson Locklear.  In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brother James Arthur “Dick” Locklear and grandson Donald Smith, Jr.

Clara was raised working on the family farm in Cameron and she had held several jobs over the years.  Her most precious times were time spent with her grandchildren and great – grandchildren.

Clara is survived by her husband Cressie Oxendine, Jr.  She was the mother of Joseph Locklear, Minter Lee Oxendine, Mary “Evelyn” Smith (Donald Smith, Sr.), Samantha Stone (George Stone, III) and Frances Ann Oxendine (Roger Adams).  She was the sister of Danny Locklear and is also survived by her 13 grandchildren:  Ricky and Adam Locklear (Jordan), Brandy Lynn Gibson, Christopher Lee Oxendine (Kim), Nicholas Smith, Sabrina Marie Gray (Dustin “Snap”), Tabatha Caddell, Tony Oxendine, Cashe Adams, Jayden, Lyric, Nehemiah and  Krystiana .  She is also survived by her 3 and ½ great – grandchildren:  Hunter, Mikayla and JohnOliver.  She leaves behind her four legged friends Dixie & Angel.

Online condolences may be made at

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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