Emily Davis Clark of Ocean Isle Beach passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Brunswick Novant Medical Center in Supply.
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She was born in Bladenboro on 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, Wis., and Garrick Shelton (Maggie) of Wichita Kan.; great-granddaughters, Emma and Kayla, Kera; daughter, Sally L. Biby (Jim) of Beaumont, Calif.; grandson, Cory Brollier (Denise) of Santa Clarita, Calif.; great-grandson, Login; great-granddaughter Kennedy; granddaughter, Amanda Sparcello of Redlands, Calif.; 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 World War II where she met her Navy husband, Bill.
Mrs. Clark and her husband lived in Columbus, Ohio. Throughout the years she worked in accounting departments for retailers: The Fashion, The Union in Columbus, Ohio, and Montgomery Ward in Marion, Ohio.
Emily and Bill retired in 1984 and moved to Ocean Isle Beach. 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 were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Seaside Methodist Church, 1300 Seaside Road SW, Ocean Isle Beach, followed by burial at Oleander Cemetery in Wilmington.
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, www.mdanderson.org/gifts.
Arrangements by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Supply.
Published in The Brunswick Beacon on January 25, 2013