Born 8-17-1904 - Died 4-1-2002
Ernest H. Clark, 97, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Monday, April 1, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1904, at Evening Shade to Jonathan G. and Lou (Duncan) Clark. He was a farmer and was of the Pentecostal faith.Survivors include three sons, Paul Franklin Clark of Pough-keepsie, Michael Jerry Clark and Douglas Ray Clark both of Paragould; four daughters, Gladys Ann Shirley of Paragould, Florence Ozella Campbell and Betty Jane Branch both of Evening Shade, and Caroline Jean Grigsby of Batesville; 33 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edith Marie (Easley) Clark; two sons, Charles Edward Clark and Johnny Wayne Clark; five brothers, Roe Clark, Claude Clark, Homer Clark, Virgil Clark and Earl Clark; three sisters, Myrtle Hawkins, Pearl Reed and Cilia Rogers; three grandsons, Steven Dwight Shirley, John Wayne Dillard and John Dale Dillard; two great-grandchildren, Paul Franklin Clark and an infant.Services were Thursday, April 4, 2002, at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Bro. Jerry Brown officiating. Burial was in the Powell's Chapel Cemetery east of Evening Shade with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.