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Ms. Clara Mae Giles

Clara Mae (Gould) Giles was born on September 3, 1936, in Rutledge, Alabama, to John and Clara (Staggers) Gould.

Clara graduated from Crenshaw County Training School in May 1954. She married Moses Giles after her graduation and to their union, had four children. Clara relocated to Columbus, Ohio, in 1961.

She had become an employee of the Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital and retired in 1997 after 30 years of service. Clara was a faithful member of Ebenezer Baptist Church which she attended until her health would no longer allow it.

She was known for her great sense of humor and would not hesitate to put you back in place if she felt it was needed.

Clara is preceded in death by her three brothers; Johnny, William, and Willie Joe, six sisters; Eula, Ola, Dorothy, Emma, Vira, and Ottie D and one grandchild; Randy Jr.

She leaves to cherish her memory, four children; Barbara, Jerone, Sandra (Robert), and Marcus, six grandchildren; Carlos (Roxy), Wayne (Michelle), Rommie (Carmen), Randy (Chanda), Jeffrey, and Pharrin, seventeen great-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of family and friends.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Saturday, July 1, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave. To stream the service, read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Giles Family, visit

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