OBITUARY

Nancy Williams Clarke

August 20, 1941April 9, 2018
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Nancy Williams Clarke, 76, of McDonough, Ga., passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018, following a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Nancy was born to Earnest and Anna Williams in Washington, D.C., on August 20, 1941. She was a 1959 graduate of Clearwater High School, Clearwater, Fla., and attended Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., where she graduated in 1963 with a degree in history.

Nancy taught history at Jonesboro High School for one year. Fluent in sign language, she worked as a teaching assistant for hearing impaired students at McDonough Middle School and with 2nd graders at Wesley Lakes Elementary for several years. She also worked in a McDonough flower shop for many years.

Nancy was a devoted "Scout" mom and band booster parent for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed antiquing and had a large collection of dolls (especially Barbies), glassware and toys. She was known for buying seemingly worthless things at garage sales and selling them at a much higher price to antique dealers. She loved to travel and was very social, playing bridge for many years. She especially enjoyed playing games with her family. Nancy was a wonderful wife and mother who treated everyone with a grace and style all her own.

Nancy is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Ned Clarke; two sons, Wyatt (Elizabeth) Clarke of Georgia and Dan (Tracie) Clarke of Maryland; five grandchildren; a sister, Laura Bernard of Texas; and one niece.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Pkwy, McDonough, Ga. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Jack Miller officiating. The body will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

Haisten Funerals & Cremations, McDonough, Georgia, is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Nancy is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Ned Clarke; two sons, Wyatt (Elizabeth) Clarke of Georgia and Dan (Tracie) Clarke of Maryland; five grandchildren; a sister, Laura Bernard of Texas; and one niece.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Jane Fogle Murphy

April 16, 2018

I am so sorry to have heard this news. I have so many cherished memories 'living in the neighborhood'. I saw Nancy shopping at Goodwill and shared some thoughts and memories with her. My prayers at with you during this transition. Jane Fogle Murphy

JOHN JOHNSTON

April 14, 2018

Dearest Nancy , You have left this earth but we will never forget the times we shared with you and dear Ned. Like the wonderful days that you and Ned with Pat and I explored Canada and had such fun times together .
Then you both came to Australia and we were able to show you the Blue Mountains and Sydney.
Our memories of the experiences we had with you in both the new and the old homes at East Lake Road , McDonough ,seeing the visiting Deer , listening to the birds calling , watching the antics of the amazing Humming birds .
The joys of spending time with you , seeing that mischievous twinkle in your eyes that never missed a thing , remain still .
You were always a courageous , warm , loving friend , who never complained about the struggle you had with an unfriendly health problem.
We know that you can never be replaced in your matriarchal role with your loving family.
Thank you for just being you . Au revoir dear mate , rest well . Much love .
Hooroo . John and Patricia JOHNSTON ,AUSTRALIA

Sue and Rod Oglesby

April 13, 2018

Ned and family, we have known Nancy for many years and thought a lot of her. She will be missed very much.

Marianna Brown

April 13, 2018

Nancy was always such a joy to know.
I remember how sweet she was to the children at school.
We worked together at MPS/MES.
She will be missed on this Earth.
I am praying for all the family.
Marianna Rowan Brown

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Biography

Nancy was born to Earnest and Anna Williams in Washington, D.C., on August 20, 1941. She was a 1959 graduate of Clearwater High School, Clearwater, Fla., and attended Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., where she graduated in 1963 with a degree in history.

Nancy taught history at Jonesboro High School for one year. Fluent in sign language, she worked as a teaching assistant for hearing impaired students at McDonough Middle School and with 2nd graders at Wesley Lakes Elementary for several years. She also worked in a McDonough flower shop for many years.

Nancy was a devoted "Scout" mom and band booster parent for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed antiquing and had a large collection of dolls (especially Barbies), glassware and toys. She was known for buying seemingly worthless things at garage sales and selling them at a much higher price to antique dealers. She loved to travel and was very social, playing bridge for many years. She especially enjoyed playing games with her family. Nancy was a wonderful wife and mother who treated everyone with a grace and style all her own.