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Claire Ann (Frye) Lancaster

June 21, 1963 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 60) 60 Years Old

Claire Lancaster Obituary

Claire Ann Lancaster, 60, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Tuesday January 16, 2024 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was born on June 21, 1963 in Washington, DC to the late Hubert & Claire Taylor Frye.

Along with her parents, Claire is reunited in passing with her adoring husband, Russell Lancaster; and her sister, Melanie Taylor.

Claire was a hardworking woman with a heart of gold. She was a skilled and dedicated postal employee for many years. Following Claire’s well-deserved retirement, she was able to enjoy the finer things in life. In her free time, Claire enjoyed riding horses, line dancing and riding motorcycles. Claire loved to entertain and proudly hosted the annual “Bubba-Hyde Family Cookout”. Claire also enjoyed taking care of her beloved animals, shopping, cooking and was an active member of the VFW, American Legion and the Moose Lodge. Above all else, Claire loved her family with her whole heart.

Left to cherish Claire’s memory are her sons, Paul Sparacino of Myrtle Beach & Thomas Sparacino of Shady Side, MD; granddaughter, Natalie Sparacino; grandson, Thomas Ford Sparacino; daughter in-law, Megan Moore; granddaughter Layla Moore; sister, April Heamstead of Colonial Beach, VA; brother, Tom Frye of Edgewater, MD; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins; a large, loving extended family; and many supportive friends and neighbors.

A Celebration of Claire’s life will be held 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Saturday April 6, 2024 at the American Legion Post 178, 3950 US-17 Bus., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

At the request of the family, please consider memorial contributions in lieu of flowers. Donations in Claire’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society at, or to the American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (your local ASPCA).

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Burroughs Funeral Home of Murrells Inlet (843-651-1440) is honored to assist the family.

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Celebration of Life
April 6, 2024

2:00 PM
American Legion Post 178,
3950 US-17 Business
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576


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