Frances Sanders Clark died peacefully on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Kingston Residence in Hickory, NC, where she resided for the last 9 ½ years. She was 83 years old. Frances was born on October …
FRANCES SANDERS CLARK
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Frances Sanders Clark died peacefully on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Kingston Residence in Hickory, NC, where she resided for the last 9 ½ years. She was 83 years old. Frances was born on October 4, 1934 in Chatham County. She was the only child of the late Benton Sanders and the late Nellie Sanders Farrell. She graduated from Pittsboro High School and attended Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She was married for 54 years to the late Clarence Edward Clark. She is survived by three children, Clarence Edward Clark, Jr. (Mary) of Pittsboro, NC, Sharon Clark Wilson (Jack) of Hickory, NC, Lisa Clark Deutsch (Paul) of Jefferson City, MO. She is also survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Frances worked for many years in the Clerk of Court’s Office in Chatham County and was Assistant Clerk of Court when she retired. She was a lifelong member of Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ in Pittsboro, where she served in a number of capacities. The Lord gave Frances a creative spirit. She used that gift to honor God and bless others. She was a natural at any type of craft or needlework. She was a master at the art of entertaining and enjoyed cooking and decorating her home for parties and holidays. Frances saw the simple beauty found in nature. Working in her vegetable and flower gardens filled her with joy. She was a talented floral designer, creating arrangements for church functions and weddings. She always enjoyed doing for others and spoke of the blessings she received from giving. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ Cemetery. Her children wish to thank the staff of Kingston Residence and Hospice of Catawba Valley for their kind and loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hanks Chapel Church of Christ in Pittsboro, N.C. or Catawba Regional Hospice. Donaldson Funeral Home in Pittsboro is honored to serve the Clark family.