Eunice Mitchell Clark
Posted: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 9:03 pm
Eunice Mitchell Clark, 87, of Fulton, Ky., died Sunday, March 7, 2010 at her residence.
A private burial was held this morning at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens in Fulton with Rev. Bill Tate officiating. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tate officiating.
Mark Tomlin, Joey Brush, Dean Brush, Trey Mitchell, Ben Mitchell, Garrett Boyd, Josh Mitchell and Scott Wheeler, grandsons, served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Clark was born Aug. 25, 1922, in Florence, Ala., daughter of the late William Percy and Lucy Cowan Williams. She was the widow of Vyron Mitchell Sr. and Virgil B. Clark. She was a 1940 graduate of Grove High School in Paris and from Whitworth College in Brookhaven, Miss. She was the author of “Small Talk,” a human-interest column and for several years was author of “Kentucky Kin,” a genealogical column. She became editor of the Fulton Daily Leader in 1955, publisher in 1977, and retired in 1985. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Cokesbury Sunday School class, teacher of several adult Sunday School classes for more than 40 years, member of several boards and committees and member and past president of United Methodist Women. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and charter member and regent of Jacob Flournoy Chapter and member and past president of Fulton Women’s Club.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Vyron and Cynthia Mitchell Jr. of Newbern, William and Rita Mitchell of Shelbyville and John and Kathy Mitchell of St. Marys, Ga.; three daughters and two sons-in-law Mary Elizabeth and Eddie Prehm and Rebecca Allen, all of Paris and Cindy and Kurt Rodenberger of Ringgold, Ga.; one stepdaughter, Amy Grassham of Pleasant View; one brother, Rev. C. Ernest Williams of Kennewick, Wash.; one sister, Jeane Herrmann of Lisle, Ill; 22 grandchildren; one step grandchild; 44 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one stepson, Ben Clark; four brothers, Percy Williams, James C. Williams, Bryant Williams and Dr. H. Lee Williams; and two great-grandchildren, John Scott Wheeler and Molly Irene Mitchell.
Condolences may be left online at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.