Vivian Elaine Smith Claar

Mrs. Vivian Elaine Smith Claar, age 56, of Newnan, passed away on October 19, 2018 at the Emory University Hospital. Mrs. Claar was born on April 10, 1962 in LaGrange to Calvin Smith and Ellen Barber Phillips. Her father preceded her in death. She worked for the Coweta County School System as a Paraprofessional at Lee Middle School.

Mrs. Claar lived a life full of compassion, had an enormous love of family, selflessness in doing for others, was crafty, held a deep appreciation for nature and was a Christian.

In addition to her mother, Ellen Barber Phillips (Don Phillips), she is survived by her husband, Randy Edward Claar; sons, Matthew Claar and Joseph Claar; sisters, Lynda Green (Tony) and Cindy Jackson; nieces, Annie Morrow (Blake), Emma Brannon (Will), Tanya Jones (Jeff); nephew, Lucas Green (Erica); extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Higgins LaGrange Chapel. Private family interment services will follow. Family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until service hour at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers, a memorial trust fund is being established. Higgins LaGrange Chapel, 706-884-7117.