Carfene Wilma Clark Shew, age 87 of Taylorsville, Nc. passed away at her home on May 12, 2019.

She was born to the late Obie Elmore and Nina Rose Clark in Avery County. Carfene attended Russell Gap Baptist Church, enjoyed gardening, sewing, time with her family, gospel singings, but most of all her salvation and her relationship with her Lord and Savior.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Connie Bates, three brothers, Cody, Clyde and Claude Clark. One daughter Darlene Shew.

Those left to cherish her memory is her husband of 69 years, Lonnie L. Shew of the home, one daughter, Wanda Shew Deal (Lee) of Taylorsville, two sons, Lonnie Eugene Shew (Debbie) of Lenoir, Jimmy Dale Shew (Glenda) of Taylorsville, six grandchildren: Christy, Doug, Brandon, Delena, Stephaine, Christopher, six great-grandchildren, Tristen, Dakota, Eli, Zek, Karlee, MaryJane, and Whitley, two sisters, Christine Woody of Boone and Cassell Beam of Morganton and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 2:00 pm -2:45 pm at Alexander Funeral Service with the funeral service following at 3:00 pm. The Rev. Taylor Pennell and Rev. James Bumgarner and Rev. Gary Jennings will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Shew Family Cemetery.

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