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Clarice Kathleen Thacker, 79, of Bena, died March 6, 2012 at Riverside Convalescent Center Saluda.

Clarice was a member of Union Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was a kind, loving practical person who shared her love of life with her family. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by husband, Elmer Thacker; daughter, Kathy Jefferson and husband David; sons, Robert L. Thacker and wife Tracy, Scott Thacker, Paul Thacker and wife Michele; sisters, Mary Oliver and Dorothy Smith; brothers, Aaron Riley, Luther Riley; grandchildren, Pamela, A.J., Grace, Cole and Bentley; and great-grandchildren, Liam and Nina.

Graveside funeral services conducted by the Rev. Richard Whiteheart will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at H.C. Smithers Cemetery, Hudgins, Va. Friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all who loved, supported and cared for Clarice at Walter Reed Convalescent Center, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Riverside Convalescent Center, Mathews and Saluda, and hospice.

Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.