MONROE – Anne Claiborne Overcash, 87, died in her sleep Thursday, January 7th, after several years of declining health. During that time she was cared for by her son Richard Overcash and his wife Robin.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 o’clock Wednesday January 13 at the Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 6525 Old Monroe Road in Indian Trail.
Mrs. Overcash was born August 18, 1928, the fourth of six children of Henry and Minnie Claiborne of Mecklenburg County. She grew up in Charlotte, attending Elizabeth, Piedmont and Central High graduating in the class of 1947.
She married Lloyd W. Overcash in 1949 and they had three children, Barbara Brisco (Gerald) of Odessa, Florida, Richard Overcash (Robin) of Monroe, and Laurie Linn of Salem, Alabama. Mrs. Brisco is a high school economics and history teacher; Mrs. Linn, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, teaches large-animal veterinary science at Tuskegee Institute.
Mrs. Overcash was an avid genealogist who traced the Claiborne family history back to Westmoreland County, England and the Doomsday Book. She was also a committed do-it-yourselfer who laid brick, hewed lumber, set tiles, hung wallpaper, smoothed plaster, made curtains, slipcovers and her daughters’ wedding dresses.
In addition to her children, she is survived by her brother Jack Claiborne (Anne Marie) of Charlotte, a sister in law JoAnn Bailey Claiborne of Charlotte and by four grandchildren Wesley Brisco, Joe Brisco, Jean Anne Linn, and Barbara Renate Linn.