Mary Frances Clark

Published 2:45 pm Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Clark, 84, of Bainbridge, were held on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at First Baptist Church in Donalsonville, Ga., with Dr. Ron McCaskill, Rev. Paul Medley and Rev. Jimmy Weaver officiating.

Interment followed in the Friendship Cemetery in Donalsonville with Les Grimes, Clint Grimes, Mike Henderson, David Clark, David Butler and John Eakin serving as active pallbearers.

Honorary casketbearers were Climax Baptist Church Deacons.

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Born Feb. 1, 1926, Mrs. Clark died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at the home of her daughter.

Mrs. Clark was a native of Seminole County and graduated from Seminole County High School in 1943. She worked as a bookkeeper for Holman Mule Company and Julian Webb while her husband served in World War II. She completed her B.S. from the University of Florida. She fulfilled a life-long dream when she opened Clark’s Christian Books and Supplies on the Square in Bainbridge in 1974. She was married to Rev. T. Jack Clark, Jr. for 56 years until his passing on their 56th wedding anniversary. She will be remembered for the unique way she served the Lord during her husband, Bro. Jack’s ministry of fifty years, as she taught adult Sunday school, lead WMU and worked with the young people of their various pastorates. They began full time ministry at Pine Level in Cairo in 1953. Twice they served at Southside Baptist in Camilla and Climax Baptist Church in Climax. They also served Jakin, Black Jack, West Bainbridge and Franklin churches in Decatur County, Ladonia in Phoenix City, Ala., Lakeside in Albany, Bagdad Baptist in Fla., and Rocky Ford in Valdosta. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bainbridge.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Lois Fiveash Hill Williams and L.Z. Henderson.

She is survived by her daughter and husband, Fran and Dr. Ron McCaskill of Donalsonville; three grandsons; one great-grandson; her sister, Annie Pearl Grimes McGowan of Colquitt; her brother, Cooper Henderson of Cairo; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Evans-Skipper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.