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Gayle Clark

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PITTSBURG - Gayle Clark, 91, of Pittsburg, went to be with the Lord at 11:35 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at her home surrounded by family and friends.

Mrs. Clark was born Feb. 9, 1922, in Corinth, to Guy E. Roberts and Vernia (McCain) Roberts.

She was married to the Rev. Vernell Clark on May 14, 1944, in Zion Methodist Church in Corinth.

She is survived by one son, the Rev. Gary Clark and wife, Peggy, of Pittsburg; a daughter, Nancy Clark Wells and husband, the Rev. Gene Wells of Somerset, Ky.; five grandchildren, Dr. Brent Clark, and wife, Kathy of Pittsburg, Andrea Clark Harris and husband, the Rev. Bryant Harris of Sesser; Gregory Wells and wife, Andrea, of Science Hill, Ky.; Sarah Wells Webb and husband, Kevin, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Justin Wells and wife, Angie, of St. Louis; and seven great-grandchildren; many nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Emery Roberts; two sisters, Juanita Roberts and Glorine Livingston and her husband, the late Rev. Vernell Clark.

Mrs. Clark was a devoted pastor's wife for over 60 years of ministry, a loving kindhearted mother and a wonderful homemaker. One eternity will reflect the many lives that were touched by her Godly influence.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Oasis Community Church of the Nazarene, 2101 McHaney Road in Harrisburg, with Dr. James Flanagan officiating, assisted by the Rev. Bryant Harris, Dr. Brent Clark, and the Rev. Gary Clark. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home and will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the church.

Memorials may be made to Oasis Community Church of the Nazarene Landscaping Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the church.

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Published in The Southern Illinoisan on Sept. 7, 2013
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