Karen Renee Clanton, 63, of Arlington, Virginia, passed away November 2, 2018. She was born January 20, 1955 in Augusta, Georgia.
She is survived by her husband, Hakim Said of Arlington, VA; her mother, Joyce Jackson of Tallassee; sisters, Beth Golden (David) and Amy Hassan (Okab) and family of Homer Glenn, IL; aunts, Shirley Milner of Tallassee and Frances Aldridge (Lewis) of Inman, SC; nephews, James Golden of Tallassee and Eric Golden (Cassie) of Montgomery; special friends, Irene, Mike, Missy and Ryan Rodgers of Tallassee; her “forever friend” Rene’ Thurmond and family of Leesburg, VA; her “I’m here for you” friend, Janice Stackhouse and family of Maryland and numerous cherished cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Ellen Edwards; her grandparents, Mamie and R.T. Edwards; and her father, Edward B. Clanton.
Karen served as a Sgt in the United States Air Force in Thailand and worked for the FAA and the Pentagon for many years. She was appreciated for her work ethic and cheerful, helping attitude. A young cousin remembers her as being kind.
A memorial service will be planed for a later date. Donations can be made in her memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Linville Memorial Funeral Home