2015-03-11 / Obituaries


Ricky Clark, 58, of Lee County, formerly of Damascus, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2: 00 p. m. at Hopeful Baptist Church in Mitchell County with Dr. William E. (Butch) Knight, Jr. and Rev. Doug Hall officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Steve Dunn, Tommy Dunn, Grady Fulghum, Matthew Dunn, Blake Dukes and Jeremy Rathel.

A native of Moultrie, Ricky grew up in Thomasville and Hopeful. He graduated from Bainbridge Christian Academy in 1975 and attended Bainbridge Junior College. Ricky worked for the family business for over 30 years at Clark’s Grocery in Hopeful and Brady’s Food Basket in Damascus. He was a member of The First Baptist Church of Albany.

Survivors include his wife, Tonia Dunn Clark of Lee County; his mother, Clarice Clark of Hopeful; his children, Angela Clark of Thomasville and Brad Clark and his wife, Sommer, of Lee County; his grandchildren (known as Pappy to them), McKinley Clark and Brantley Clark; a sister, Gail Fulghum and her husband, Grady of Damascus; his in-laws, Rev. Carl J. and Janice Dunn of Albany; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Brady Clark.

Mathew’s Funeral Home in Albany was in charge of arrangements.

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