Clara Edwards
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Full Name Clara Edwards
Occupation Organist at All Soul's Church, Actor in Mayberry plays
First Episode Andy and Opie Housekeepers
Last Episode The New Housekeeper (Mayberry R.F.D.)
Spin-off Appearances Mayberry R.F.D.
Family Gale (Son)
Spouse Widow
Romances Boyfriend Clark Cooper (dated 5 years)
Children Gale (Son)
Portrayed by Hope Summers

Clara Edwards is Aunt Bee's closest friend and one of Mayberry's notable busybodies. She is played by actress Hope Summers in 32 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show and 5 episodes of Mayberry R.F.D. Occasionally, her last name is said to be Johnson and in her first appearance she is called Bertha.

Ms johnson andy pickle

Clara showing off her prize ribbons

Besides her love gossiping and being a nosey body, Clara has a passion for making homemade pickles and entering them in the yearly competition at the fair. She has won an astonishing 12 years in a row. She is proud of her prize ribbons and shows them off to Andy.[1]

Clara is also known for her acting, her favorite part being "Lady Mayberry". She plays this role every year in Mayberry's founding day pageant.[2] Clara is a piano teacher, having taught Opie among other Mayberry boys.[3]


The Andy Griffith ShowEdit

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Mayberry R.F.D.Edit

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Image GalleryEdit

Gallery of Clara Edwards


Clara and Aunt Bee sing "My Hometown"

Clara and Aunt Bee sing "My Hometown"


  1. The Pickle Story
  2. The Pageant
  3. Opie's Piano Lesson