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Originally published: 2013-12-30 09:08:00
Last modified: 2013-12-30 09:08:46

James Edgar Clark

Mr. James Edgar "Jimmy" Clark, 88, of Pace Clark Road, Boone, formally of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 28, 2013, at his home.

Clark was born Sept. 4, 1925, in Cumberland County, a son of the late Edgar Neil Clark and Fannie Green Clark.

Clark retired from Sears where he worked for 41 years. He was a founding member of the Seventy First Ruritan Club and the Cumberland Family Campers. He was a faithful member of Deerfield United Methodist Church and also the Boone Lions Club.

Clark is survived by his wife of 60 years, Louise Helms Clark of the home; two sons, James Walter Clark and wife, Karla, of Taylorsville, and Edward Neil Clark and wife, Eva, of Newland; one grandson, Sgt. Jeremy Robert Clark of Johnson City, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Susan Clark Painter of Waynesville, and Kella Lee Clark of Newland; and one sister, Elsie Clark Shimanek of Autryville.

Funeral services for Clark were conducted 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Deerfield United Methodist Church. The body lay in state at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. The Rev. Jim McKinney officiated. Graveside services and burial were conducted 12 p.m. Tuesday at Campground United Methodist Church, 4625 Campground Road, Fayetteville, NC 28314.

The family received friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday at the church following the funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Deerfield United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1184 Deerfield Road, Boone, NC 28607, or to the Boone Lions Club, PO Box 561, Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Clark family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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