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Troy Clark

October 18, 1929 — July 5, 2013

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Avera, GA  – Troy Melvin Clark, 83, entered into rest Friday morning, July 5, 2013 at his residence.   Graveside services will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 3:00PM in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Avera with Janie Quarles officiating.

Troy was one of ten children born to the late Elizabeth LaFavor Clark and Lee W. Clark and was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. He proudly served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War and retired as a Machine Operator with Jebco. He enjoyed going fishing and working in his garden, as well as cutting grass for the “widows”.  Troy was always helping others in any way he could and was a dedicated friend.  He was known for his happy-go-lucky whistling—not only while he worked but all the time: you could hear him whistling before you saw him!  His generous, caring spirit will be greatly missed.

He is also preceded in death by all of his siblings, Roy Clark, Leila Williams, Leon Clark, Pierce Clark, Frank Clark, Lewis Clark, Ethel Chapman, Clint Clark and Eva Smith. His survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins, and many friends.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, July 7, 2013, from 1:30-2:30PM.
I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss—
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much—
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now—He set me free.
After Glow

I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an after glow  of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and summer days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

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