Clarice Thornton Slade
October 20, 1919 - February 8, 2014
Hawkinsville , GA- Clarice Thornton Slade, age 94, died February 8, 2014. She was born in Rome, Georgia on October 20, 1919. Her parents were Reverend Joseph Archie Thornton and Lucille Young Thornton. She was married to Bob Slade of Pineview, Georgia where she taught first grade before moving to Hawkinsville where they raised their family.
Clarice was a member of First Baptist Church and the Jackie Berryhill Sunday School Class. She was very active in her church where she especially enjoyed teaching two year olds and senior high school girls in Sunday school. At one time she was a member of the DAR, The Pink Ladies Auxiliary, Garden Club and was a den mother for the Boy Scouts. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Joseph Archie Thornton and Lucille Young Thornton; brother, Blakely Thornton and a grandson, Mathew Taylor.
Survivors include her sons, Lee (Claudette) Slade, Bill (Aleta) Slade and Dan (Judy) Slade all of Hawkinsville, Georgia; daughter-in-law Patsy Slade of Perry, Georgia. Grandchildren, Sandy Dodd, Robyn LeComte, Keri Puryear, William Slade, Hart Slade, Meg Carr and Allison Meeks. Great Grandchildren, Briel Slade, Tyler Meeks, Tanner Meeks, Riley Dodd, Brooks Dodd, Slade LeComte and Collyns LeComte. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Ike Slade.
The Slade family expresses deep appreciation to the caregivers at Southern Pines Retirement Home for their devotion and kindness to Clarice.
Visitation will be at the home of Bill and Aleta Slade, 257 Pineview Hwy., Hawkinsville, Georgia 31036 from 4p.m. to 6p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Graveside services will be held at Orange Hill Cemetery on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2p.m. with Dr. Don McClung and The Very Reverend Dr. Gary L. Abbott, Sr. officiating.
Memorial Gifts may be given to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 210, Hawkinsville, Georgia 31036
Clark Funeral Home of Hawkinsville, Georgia in charge of arrangements.
Please view or sign the online obituary at www.clarkfuneralhawkinsville.com
Published in The Telegraph on Feb. 9, 2014