Dr. James H. Clark

Saturday, Mar 03,2012


Dr. James H Clark age 91 of Elba, Ala died Friday, March 02, 2012 at Elba General Hospital in Elba, Ala. Visitation will be at Hayes Funeral Home on Sunday, March 04, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Interment will be in the family burial lot at Rhoades Cemetery near Kinston, Ala. Dr. James Clark married Elsie May Lawrence of Rotorua, New Zealand in 1943. Dr. Clark graduated from Kinston High School in 1939 and Emory University in 1952 with a Doctorate in Dental surgery. He served in the U. S. Navy in WWII as a medical corpsman and was preceded in death by a son James Thomas Clark.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years Elsie May Lawrence Clark of Elba, Daughters Cheryl Bailey and Sandra Skinner, Elba, Patricia Jerkins (Earl), Dothan, AL, Son-Richard Clark (Emily), Southaven, MS, Sisters-Willene McCurley, Seneca, SC, Winnie Warnock, Marshall, MO, Merle Harder, Spokane, WA Brother: Wendell Clark, Kinston, AL, Grandchildren- Deana Fagundes (Joe) Niceville, FL, Jodie Brown, Menlo, GA, James Jerkins (Mindy), Irvine, CA, William Jerkins Washington, DC, Patrick Jerkins Asheville, NC, Casey and Clark Skinner, Elba, Colby Skinner Galveston, TX, Alison Clark and Katherine Clark both of Southaven, MS, and five great grandchildren. The Clark family request that memorials be made to Elba First Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.