On November 14, 2013, Jesus received a "big hug" when Joyce Evelyn Clark, 89, went to be with the Lord. She was born to Saline Cairo and Ruth Griffin on May 14, 1924 in Kingsland. Evelyn was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her family always came first; she loved doting on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a great cook and enjoyed family get togethers. Evelyn was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton and enjoyed fellowship with her Sunday School class.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 42 years, Leonard Stanley Clark, Sr., and three siblings: Florence Imogene (Griffin) Skillern, Hanna Ailline (Griffin) McMurtrey, and William Randolph Griffin.
She is survived by three children, Leonard Stanley Clark, Jr. (Pattye), Jimmy Wayne Clark (Jo Ann), and Joyce Elaine (Clark) Johnson (Amy); six grandchildren, Leonard Stanley Clark III, David Wayne Clark, Jennifer Ashley (Clark) Denison, Courtney Elaine (Knowles) Major, Joseph Michael Tadlock, and Izzie Elaine Tadlock; eight great grandchildren, Lauren, Clark, Wesley, Haley, Madelyn, Rachael, Emily, and Jonathan; and three siblings, Shelby Charles Griffin (Berta), Norma Lavone (Griffin) Shollenberger, and Shirley Ruth (Griffin) Manis. Evelyn also leaves a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Forest Hills, 10200 Hwy 5 N., in Alexander with burial following at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
A visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Evelyn's name to St. Jude's Research Hospital in Memphis.
Online guestbook: www.griffinleggettforesthills.com