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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.|
|Romances||Boyfriend Clark Cooper (dated 5 years)|
|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.
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.
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. Clara is a piano teacher, having taught Opie among other Mayberry boys.
- Barney's Replacement
- The Pickle Story - as Ms. Johnson
- Aunt Bee the Warden
- Wedding Bells for Aunt Bee
- Andy's Rival - mentioned
- Aunt Bee the Swinger - mentioned
- The Bazaar
- Aunt Bee on TV
- The Church Organ
- Lost and Found
- The Gypsies
- The Battle of Mayberry
- A Singer in Town
- Aunt Bee's Crowning Glory
- Politics Begin at Home
- Only a Rose
- A New Doctor in Town
- The Statue
- Opie's Piano Lesson
- Howard the Comedian
- A Trip to Mexico
- Opie's Group
- Aunt Bee and the Lecturer
- Aunt Bee's Cousin
- The Church Benefactors
- Mayberry R.F.D.