Obituary for Clarice Ellen Skeens Tolbert

Obituary for Clarice Ellen Skeens Tolbert

Clarice Ellen Skeens Tolbert, age 72 of Dublin passed away Friday, April 22, 2022, at Lewis-Gale Hospital, Pulaski. Born June 17, 1949, in Pulaski, VA, she was the daughter of  Stanley Paul Skeens & Ollie Lucille Hughes Skeens. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers: Sam and Tommy Skeens.

Clarice was a Registered Nurse for thirty- one years and was well respected in that role. For most of her nursing career, she worked at Pulaski Community Hospital in surgery and the recovery room. Taking care of people just came natural to her.

She was a life-time member of Dublin Baptist Church and was very active in serving. After retiring, Clarice devoted a great deal of time to the church and the community by volunteering in the church office and working on various committees.

The most special title in her life was being Grammie to her three grandchildren. She spent every minute she could with them at Sunday lunch, ball games, plays, school activities, and on late night phone calls. They were her world, and they adored her just the same.

She is survived by her

Husband – Wayne Tolbert – Dublin

Daughters – Pam (Darrell) Sowers – Pilot and Susan (Scott) Hoagland – Chilhowie

Grandchildren – Aiden Hoagland, Anna Hoagland, and Dylan Sowers

Sister – Virginia Lowry – Richmond

Brothers – Richard (Nancy) Skeens – Wytheville, Benny (Dale) Skeens – Dublin

Funeral Services will be held 2:00pm-Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Dublin Baptist Church with Pastor Allen Mahan officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

Serving as Pall Bearers – Ricky Skeens, Trey Skeens, Reid Skeens, Camden Skeens, Brian Skeens, and Thomas Anderson

Honorary Pall Bearers – Anna Hoagland and Dylan Sowers

The family will receive friends one hour before service time Tuesday at the church. To sign Clarice’s online guestbook, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com – Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.