Ernest Marie Knowles Clark

By | May 16, 2019 4:23 pm

Ernest Marie Knowles Clark, 82, of Sparta, passed away May 14, 2019, at her home.

Mrs. Clark was born Dec. 2, 1936, to Ernest Knowles and Delma Cunningham Knowles.

In addition to being a retired beautician, Mrs. Clark also retired from Red Kap and Wilson factories.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Edgar “Ed” Clark; and sisters, Betty Barnes and Ann Graham.

Survivors include her daughters, Karen (Robert) Gann, of Carthage, Sharon Gail (Harlon) Goines, of Sparta; sons, Marchel “Mike” Clark, of Sparta, Steve Clark, of Sparta; brother, Ervin (Bonita) Knowles, of Quebeck; special daughters, Lynn West, Helen Varnadore, both of Sparta; best friend, Carolyn McDowell (Peter Rabbit), of Sparta; special cousin, Pat Wilson; grandchildren, Christy Goines, Heather (Patrick) Garrison, Daryll Clark, Todd Clark, Justin Clark, Dustin Boyd, Shawn Boyd, Chris Clark, Tom Clark, Josh Clark; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m., May 19, 2019, at The Lord’s Chapel Church, with burial in Young Cemetery. Dewey Young will officiate. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m., May 18, at Hunter Funeral Home. Mrs. Clark will lie in state at the church, 2-3 p.m., May 19.

Henry Roberts, Randy Simmons, R.J. Lee, Curtis Taylor, Patrick Garrison, and Christopher Garrison will serve as pallbearers.

Ray Knowles and Terry Barnes will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Hunter Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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