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6/17/2021 2:45:00 PM
Clarence Edward Price
June 11, 1935-June 17, 2021

Clarence Edward Price, 86, of Newton passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Carolina Caring in Newton.

He was born June 11, 1935 in Washington County, VA to the late James Lee Price and Ida Mae Calahan Price. Clarence was of the Baptist faith and a retired band saw operator. He was a gifted guitar picker and man of many talents.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his great-granddaughter, Kylie Grace.

 Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Martha Ruth Eades Price of the home; one son, Jerry Price and wife Jamie of Vale; three daughters: Kathy Schronce and husband Charles of Maiden, Connie York and husband Terry of Newton, and Teresa Dunning of Granite Falls; honorary brother Carl Price; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and special nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate Clarence’s life will be held on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bennett Funeral Service, 7878 NC Hwy 16, Newton, NC. Pastor James Cooke Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service. Those serving as pallbearers are: Jerry Price, Jeff Waldon, Jason Geouge, Kaygen York, Terry York and Charles Schronce.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.

Condolences may be sent to the Price family at

The Price family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, 828-465-2111.

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