OBITUARY

Clare T Furse

May 18, 1931May 3, 2013

Clare Taylor Furse, 81, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013 surrounded by loving family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Ryan Dixon officiating. Interment will be at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. To those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry Street or Rebuilding Together, 3864 Lake St, Macon, GA 31204. The family will greet friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Dr. Furse was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to the late LaRue R. Seager Furse and Ernest Harry Furse. He received his Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Utah. He retired after 32 years of teaching from Mercer University. Dr. Furse also co-authored a workbook on chemistry used nationally in college and universities and was a member of the American Chemical Society. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he served as a missionary in Australia for two years, Bishop, Counselor in Stake Presidency, Director of the Family History Center and Director of Public Affairs at Macon Stake. He enjoyed volunteering with Rebuilding Together, where he was the first recipient of the Clare Furse Award. Dr. Furse proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his son and daughter-in-law: Alan David (Pearl) Furse and his brothers: Orin and Tyrell Furse. Dr. Furse is survived by his loving wife of 58 years: Shirley Henshaw Furse of Macon; children: Stephen Lee (Lynn) Furse of Canton, GA, Pamela F. Jones of Macon, Julie F. (Shannon) Allen of Antimony, UT and Jeffery Scott (Tracy) Furse of Kaysville, UT; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and a brother: Eldon Furse and sister: Mary Barton. Visit www.maconmemorial.com to express condolences. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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Debby Lamberth Schrecengast

May 8, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Jim Grigsby

May 8, 2013

Shirley and Family, Elizabeth and I are thinking of you and have you in our prayers. I will miss one of the best friends I've ever had. I earned a huge testimony of the power of Family History work and the blessings it brings from Clare. He has been so strong in his testimony of the Gospel. He has inspired me to try harder in my life. I will always love him. Jim and Elizabeth Grigsby

Carolyn Balkcom

May 7, 2013

So very sorry to hear of President Furse's passing. He will always be among the gentle giants of the world. Keeping you in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

May 7, 2013

my prayers r with your family and we will miss him very much. Yvonne Lane Davis Eatonton Ga.

Brian and Brittni Jones

May 7, 2013

One of the smartest, most kindhearted and selfless men we have ever known. He will greatly be missed but the memories will live on forever.

May 6, 2013

Shirley, I am sorry to hear about the passing of Clare, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. love Gaylor and Billy Atkins

Keith Henshaw

May 6, 2013

Aunt Shirley,Steve,Pam,Julie and Jeff, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Claire, he will surely be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. With Love to all
Keith and Pam Henshaw and Family

Alvin Henshaw

May 6, 2013

"Shirley and family, I just want you to know that I love you dearly and I keep you in my prayers everyday. I loved Clare just like my own brothers. I know you all miss him dearly, and I'll miss him also."
With my love always, your brother, Alvin

Rebecca Bonner Rambo

May 6, 2013

So sorry to hear of the passing of President Furse. Sending my prayers for comfort and strength for each of you.

Mary Ann Colquitt Bateman

May 6, 2013

My thoughts and love are to your family at this time. If I am not able to be with you, I am in spirit.