Obituaries for the Clark Family
John H. Clark
John Henry Clark, 49, of Glen White, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, in a Charleston hospital. Born Sept. 16, 1948 at Paint Creek, he was the son of the late James Charles Clark Sr. and Clara Bell Martin Clark. Mr. Clark was a laborer and a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Charles Clark; and two sisters, Maybelle Clark Carter and Violetta V. Clark. Survivors include a son, Anthony Curry of Lester; two brothers, Melvin W. Clark of Beckley and William J. Clark and his wife, Evelyn of Boston, Mass.; and a sister, Pauline T. Mullens and her husband, John of Boston, Mass. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley, with Elder Joe Hairston officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call one hour before services Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Dr. Ann K. Clark
LATROBE, Pa. - Dr. Ann Kinzer Clark, 51, formerly of Charleston, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, following a bone marrow transplant at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Born Oct. 10, 1947, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Virginia Smith Kinzer and the late A.G. Kinzer, formerly of Kanawha City. Dr. Clark was a member of the Class of 1965 at Charleston High School, earning the honor of National Merit Scholarship Finalist. In 1969 she graduated with honors in chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Va., and received her doctor of medicine degree from West Virginia University in 1973. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at West Virginia University Hospital in 1976 and was board certified in 1978. In 1976, she began private practice in Fairmont, and from 1982 until the time of her death worked as a partner at Gyno Associates in Latrobe. She also served as the director of the Pre-Natal Clinic at Latrobe Area Hospital and as a clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at West Virginia University Medical School, where she was honored with the school's Distinguished Teaching Award. She was a lifelong member of the Church of God, Anderson, Ind. While living in Charleston, she was a member of the First Church of God, Main Street, and later helped found the Laurel Highlands Church of God in Greensburg, Pa., where she served on the church's steering committee. Dr. Clark also performed as a member of the St. Vincent Camerate Choral Ensemble in Latrobe. Survivors include her husband, Doug Clark; two sons, Andrew, a graduate student at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Patrick, an undergraduate at Duke University in Durham, N.C.; her uncles, Dan W. Mooney and Henry Cleveland Smith Jr., both of Charleston; a cousin, Mary Mooney Biel of Columbus, Ohio; as well as other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews across the country. No visitation will be held. However, all friends are invited to a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Four Points Sheraton Inn in Greensburg, Pa. Interment will be held privately at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Beckley. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation, Latrobe, PA 15650, or to the Laurel Highlands Church of God, 103 Westminster Ave., Greensburg, PA 15601.
Boliver Clark, Jr.
Boliver C. "Junior" Clark Jr., 80, of Glen Daniel, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at his daughter's residence following a long illness. Born Feb. 12, 1920, in Christopher, Ill., he was the son of the late Boliver C. Clark Sr. and Verna Ellison Clark. Mr. Clark was a member of Bolt VFW Post No. 11307 and UMWA District No. 29. He worked 21 years for Big Bear Coal Co. in Glen Rogers and 10 years for Marshallen Manufacturing in Cleveland. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years., Ruth Maxine Webb Clark; his stepmother, Dora Birchfield; and two sisters, Elsie Childress and Ina Merle. Survivors include two sons, Roger Clark Sr. and his wife, Lessie, of Fairdale and Mitchell Clark and his wife, Pamela, of Glen Daniel; two daughters, Diana Lucas and her husband, Keith, and Becky Clark, all of Glen Daniel; two brothers, Kenneth Clark of Cleveland and William Ellison of Cisson, Ill.; five sisters, Betty Berkman of California, Marie Hill of New Orleans, Dorothy Bloomingdale of Sandlick, June Bottomlee of Fairdale and Eileen Schlager of Glen Fork; seven grandchildren, Roger Clark Jr., Chris Clark, Candy Settle, Joshua Clark, Phillip Clark, Aaron Clark and Andy Lucas; and three great-grandchildren, Brian Settle III, Miranda Settle and Hailey Lucas. Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. James Everett Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post No. 4326 of Sophia/Midway. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Chris Clark, Roger Clark Jr., Andy Lucas, Keith Lucas, Arnold Hill and Joey Bottomlee. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.
Gloria L. Clark
Gloria Lynne Clark, 64, of Beckley, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at SunBridge Pine Lodge following a long illness. Born Jan. 21, 1937, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Aubrey Clark and Ocie Ellison Clark. Ms. Clark was secretary and office manager for Dr. William Clarke, optometrist for many years. She was a member of First Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by a brother, Wilbert Clark. Survivors include two sisters, Kitty Weaver of Midway and Loretta Hunter of Beckley. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with Pastor Edward Garten officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery, near Camp Creek. Friends may call one hour before service Thursday at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
Nellie B. Clark
Nellie B. Clark, 77, of Ghent, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at SunBridge Pine Lodge following a long illness. Born Oct. 6, 1923, at Cool Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Burl Epperly and Donna Lilly Epperly. Mrs. Clark was a homemaker and attended Ghent Missionary Baptist Church. She lived most of her adult life at Ghent. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Isom; her second husband, Luther Clark; two brothers, Acil and Ralph Epperly; three sisters, Joy Allen, Lakie Shrewberry and Lena Cooper; and a nephew, John Burl Peters. Survivors include four sisters, Mary Okes and her husband, Clyde, of Cool Ridge, Katherine Peters of Cool Ridge, Audrey Sullens of Princeton and Geneva Lilly of Daniels; 28 nieces and nephews; and numerous friends at SunBridge Pine Lodge. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel with the Revs. Charlie Hudson and David Moter officiating. Burial will follow in Russ Lilly Cemetery, Blue Jay Six Road, Cool Ridge. Friends may call one hour before service Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.
Arlie V. Clark
PRINCETON - Arlie Virginia Graham Clark, 78, of Glenwood Park, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at a Princeton hospital with her children at her side. Born July 22, 1922, at McComas, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. Graham and Flora Midkiff Graham. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dave C. Clark, in 1985; an infant son, Charles Fredrick Clark; four brothers, Cletus Graham, Harold Graham, Trigg Graham and Howard Graham; and a sister, Ocie Stevens. Mrs. Clark was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend, and was a member of Carr Memorial Methodist Church, Glenwood Park. Survivors include four sons, Gene Clark and his wife, Mira, of Princeton, Danny "Red" Clark of Glenwood Park, Dennis W. Clark and his wife, Sara, of Morgantown and John Clark and his wife, Anita, of Glenwood Park; a daughter, Susie Showalter and her husband, Richard, of Beckley; three brothers, C.W. Graham of Mullens and Willis Graham and Milton "Buck" Graham, both of Princeton; three sisters, Helen Smith of Princeton and Elva Burkett and Norma Jean Graham, both of Lake Shawnee; nine grandchildren, Michael Clark of Princeton, Kimberly Lester of Rocky Mount, Va., Aaron and Jacqui Clark, both of Morgantown, Brent and Justin Clark, both of Glenwood Park, Brian and Kelly Showalter, both of Beckley, and Kristy Sanders of Orange Park, Fla.; and five great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton, with the Revs. Paul Hall and Ralph Calfee officiating. Burial will follow in Monte Cista Park Cemetery, Green Valley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton.
Robert Lee Clark
HERNDON - Robert Lee Clark, 74, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, in a Beckley hospital following a short illness. Born July 11, 1927, in Piedmont, he was the son of the late George W. and Fulvia Payne Clark. Mr. Clark was a retired coal miner from Consolidation Coal Co. at Itmann, and a member of the UMWA and Local 9690 at Itmann. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and of the Baptist faith, having been saved several weeks prior to his death. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Loretta Faye Clark; three brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include his wife Janice A. Clark; a daughter, Elaine Thompson and her husband, Calvin, of Crab Orchard; three sons, Roger Clark and his wife, Dorothy, of Cool Ridge, Steven Clark and his wife, Susie, of MacArthur and Terry Clark and his wife, Linda, of Braxton County; seven sisters, Marie Pennington and Lou Repass, both of Princeton, Katherine Benfield and Mildred Eller, both of Rock, Nancy Belcher of Bud, Phyllis Clisso of Lashmeet and Zetta Mae Wimmer of Pearisburg, Va.; two brothers, Hampton Clark of Beckley and George B. Clark of Roanoke, Va.; six grandchildren, Terri Thompson, Lisa Thompson Roberts and her husband, Curt, Robert C. Clark, Melissa Clark Mounts and her husband, Anthony, Rachel Clark and Nathaniel Clark; and two great-grandchildren, Sarah Mounts and Ayslinn Roberts. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, Mullens, with the Rev. Tom Lusk officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
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