Claudius Odell Absher

Claudius Odell Absher

Claudius Odell Absher, 89, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021, at Rose Glen Manor.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Thursday, April 1, 2021, at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with Rev. Van Lankford officiating. Burial will be in Pine View Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Absher was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Wilkes County to Ochus Odell and Della Rhoades Absher. After graduating from high school he spent four years in the United States Air Force before entering Appalachian State University in Boone. Upon college graduation, he began his 30-year career of teaching in the Wilkes County School System. He was a member of Pine View Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Absher Sebastian and Sue Absher Cashion.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Brewer Absher; a daughter; Jenny Absher Collins and husband, Bart, of Suwanee, Ga., a brother; Richard Absher and wife, Ann, of Wilkesboro and grandchildren, Salem Collins and Alexandra Collins.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wake Forest Care at Home Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697.

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