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July 18, 2016
Again, remembering Dr. Clark. He was a fine and caring man.
January 17, 2012
Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.

See you soon, Nile.
September 06, 2009
I learned today of Dr. Clark's passing. He treated my mother, Erna Strickland, during the early '70's. He was so kind and capable; we always felt that he was a member of our family. I saw him pay a patient's bill at the hospital one day -- amazing. Here is for continued blessings for his loved ones. He was one of the greatest men to walk the earth.

Bob Strickland
Everett, WA
June 02, 2008
I just learned of Dr. Clark's passing today when I was visiting Athens and decided to look up some people I knew when I was growing up here. I never really knew Dr. Clark, but knew his daughter, Nila. I wanted to extend my deepest condolences not only to Nila, but to the rest of the family.
March 24, 2008
Never be another Dr as good as Dr Clarke
every time I am Sick I miss Him
August 08, 2007
I just learned of Dr. Clark's death while visiting Athens today and I was so saddened. Dr. Clark was my Dad's doctor for many years (Dad passed 8/9/2001 @ 85 yrs young). I can vividly remember taking Dad to see Dr. Clark and they would reminisce about the times Dad would bring a prisoner to see Dr. Clark for treatment. Dad always would make a comment that Dr. Clark was from "Broken Arrow, an Oklahoma boy" and Dr. Clark would just chuckle. They would share jokes with each other and laugh. When Dad's health started failing Dr. Clark told me "I'll do anything for Big John" and he did! He was such an advocate and after Dad's passing I sent Dr. Clark and his wonderful staff a card which expressed my deep gratitude for their support during a difficult time. As the anniversary of his death is approaching I send my sincere condolences to his family and staff. Athens has indeed lost a legend. He was one of a kind!
October 20, 2005
I've worked at ARMC for the last 28 years, as a ward secretary on ICU, the floors and the E.R., then for 16 years or so as an EMT/EDT in the E.R. I've known Dr. Clark for all of those years...what a hoot he was! He had such a sharp mind behind that country doctor role he did so well.
I can't begin to count the times I've picked up the nurse's station phone and heard that familiar voice say, "This here's old Dr. Clark, Becky, what ya'll need?"
As a tech I assisted him when he examined patients and saw how he charmed them and made them and their family members feel comfortable and cared for. ( It seemed like the longer he was in the room,though, the more pronounced that Southern drawl became!)
I'll miss the jokes he told, the twinkle in his eye, and his kindess.
My condolences to you ....but what a lucky family to have had him for so long!
Becky Striggow
September 15, 2005
Dr. Clark was a good doctor & friend. He will be greatly missed. The family and office staff has my sympathy.
September 15, 2005
To the family of Dr. Clark,

Dr. Clark has been our family doctor for over 35 years. While Dr. Clark has always meant a great deal to our family, his kindness three years ago when my grandfather Frank Martin died was most appreciated. My grandfather has been very ill most of my life and Dr. Clark has always taken care of him with skill, patience, and kindness.

When my grandpa had a stroke, Dr. Clark visited us each day at the hospital just to read over the charts and to assure my grandmother Fay and I that everything was being done to make him comfortable. It was a small gesture, but we trusted Dr. Clark so much and felt that his being there - talking to us, holding my grandpa's hand - brought us great peace of mind that his other physicians were doing all they could to help. Dr. Clark was not required to attend to our grandfather at this time, but he came and spent a little time with us anyway. This is an example of the type of doctor he was - he attended to the whole patient - their spirit as well as their body. I am deeply saddened at his passing as I know many families will feel his absence.

Dr. Clark is a hero of mine and of my family. I pray that his family, his wife and children, are comforted by the memories shared by all those he has cared for over the years.

We all miss him very much.

Condolences,

The Martin Family
Frank, Fay, and Sonya
September 10, 2005
I have been away much of the summer and did not know of Dr. Clark's death until just recently. The fact that so many notes of sympathy and affection have been appended to this site attest to the wide-spread influence that Nile exerted. I was the director of intern training when Nile first came to Athens General Hospital as a young physician eager to learn. His life in Athens was a model of what a caring and intelligent doctor should be. I have enormous respect for his abilities particularly in one aspect not really known ( but appreciated) by his patients: his life-long devotion to keeping up with the medical literature. He was smart, and he stayed smart. My sincerest condolences to his family. Harvey Cabaniss, M.D.

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