Emily Davis Clark

July 21, 1928January 17, 2013

Emily Davis Clark of Ocean Isle Beach passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, Supply N.C. She was born in Bladenboro, NC July 21, 1928 to the late William and Jimmy Christine (Allen) Davis. She was one of seven children. Emily was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years William A. Clark Jr.

She is survived by son William B. Clark (Charla) of Sugar Land, Texas; grandson William Brent Clark II, granddaughter Courtney Paterson and great granddaughter Abriana; daughter Haven C. Shelton (Rick) of Marion, Ohio; grandsons Heath Shelton of Milwaukee, WI and Garrick Shelton (Maggie) of Wichita KS; great-granddaughters Emma, Kayla, Kera ; daughter Sally L. Biby (Jim) of Beaumont, CA; grandson Cory Brollier (Denise) of Santa Clarita, CA; great-grandson Login, great granddaughter Kennedy; granddaughter Amanda Sparacello of Redlands, CA; great-grandsons Joseph, Jimmy, and Justin. She was preceded in passing by daughter in-law Molly Clark and grandson Bobby Rey.

Emily left Bladenboro in 1945 to work for the FBI during WWII where she met her Navy husband, Bill. Mrs. Clark and her husband lived in Columbus, Ohio. Over the years she worked in accounting departments for retailers; The Fashion, The Union in Columbus, Ohio and Montgomery Wards, Marion, Ohio. Emily and Bill retired in 1984 and moved to Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Emily and Bill were founding members of both Village Park Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio and Seaside United Methodist Church in Ocean Isle Beach.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday January 22,2013 at 1:00 PM. at the Seaside Methodist Church, 1300 Seaside Road S.W. Ocean Isle Beach, followed by burial at Oleander Cemetery, Wilmington, N.C.

In lieu of flowers for her service, memorial donations in Emily's name may be made to: MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486,

The staff of Coble Ward-Smith is honored to serve the family of Emily Davis Clark.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Susan and Tony Lauri

February 4, 2013

Sally and Amanda and families,

Know that we are thinking of you and your families at this time of your loss. Mrs. Clark must have been a strong model of love and support for you both. You will remain in our prayers.

January 30, 2013

Emily was my cousin, she ,myself, and Nan Frink started the WMU Thrift
Store in Bladenboro, she finished school with my sister Margaret. I have lots of good memories of her and Bill. Joanne Singletary Rogers

January 30, 2013

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Sheriff John W. Ingram,V
Brunswick County Sheriff's Office

Maggie Shelton

January 26, 2013

She will be truly missed. We came to visit in 2010 at Ocean Isle Beach and even though I had just met her it was like I knew her forever and my girls felt her love from Grandma Clark

Judy Lehner

January 25, 2013

Dear Haven, Sally and Bill, We are so sorry for your loss. Emily had a special smile to share with everyone. May your special memories of your mother be a true gift as you recall each of them. Sending much love and prayers. Bob and Judy Lehner and family

Denise Smith

January 22, 2013

I will miss seeing your smiling face and the conversations we had. I will always remember you. RIP

Denise Smith

January 22, 2013

To the family of Ms. Clark,
Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of her passing. She was one of my favorite customers to see at the bank. I loved to see her smiling face, and I loved the conversations we had! She will be missed very much! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May God bless each of you.

Randy Prince

January 21, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss, what a wonderful woman.
May the Lord Bless her.

January 20, 2013

Emily was such a wonderful Christian woman. I loved seeing her at church on Sunday mornings. She always went in the Seaside Fellowship Hall before church services to look at and pray over the wooden cross. She and her husband had a lot of history with the Seaside church. She will be missed. God Bless, Jane & Jim Boone

Amanda Sparacello

January 19, 2013

Such a Lady! True First Class. I was always taught - never do anything you wouldn't want your grandmother to read about on the front page of the newspaper! Kept me out of a lot of trouble....yet am still glad she didn't read the California papers! When the boys and I talk about grandma, we always start singing...May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose! The song she sang with my mom to embarrass the daylights out of me when I was younger and I now sing to embarrass my boys. Grandma, I will always love you!