Sara R. (Rountree) Clark

Born: Thu., Mar. 13, 1930
Died: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 04, 2019
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 05, 2019
Location: Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church


Location: Mt Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Saralee "Sara" R. Clark, age 88, of Garfield, GA, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January  5, 2019, at 11:00 AM, at Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder Sam Bowen, Elder Tommy Rountree, and Elder John Scott officiating.

Mrs. Clark will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Friday Evening, January 4, 2019, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.

Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers are:  Jason Berry, Jarrett Berry, Carson Clark, Adam Clark, Landon Clark, Stan Akins, Stacy Spivey and Josh Jones.

Mrs. Clark was born on March 13, 1930 in Summit (Twin City), Emanuel County, Georgia, to the late John P. and Lois Hall Rountree.  She was a Homemaker and High School Graduate and Salutatorian of Emanuel County Institute, class of 1948 and a member of Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church.  Mrs. Clark loved her Church and Church Family, she enjoyed singing, reading, loved to cook and spend time with her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Clark was caretaker for her husband for 23 years.  She leaves many of her creations in cross stitching, needle point, and quilting to her family and friends.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years,  Ivey Hall Clark, a sister, Euris Edenfield, and two brothers, Ray Rountree and John Lindsey Rountree.

Survivors include:

Two daughters:  Carolyn Deal (James) of Statesboro, GA and Mary Berry (Rick) of Lyons, GA

Three Sons:  James Clark (Melanie) of Baxley, GA, Clay Clark (Melanie) of Garfield, GA and John Clark (Gayle) of Statesboro, GA                                                                            

One Sister:  Ruth Harris of Augusta, GA

Eleven Grandchildren:  Leslie Deal Akins, Jason Berry, Jarrett Berry, Eva Spivey, Carson Clark, Kristen Clark, Kara Clark, Landon Clark, Rachel Clark, Adam Clark and Ashleigh Jones

14 Great Grandchildren

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Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Rick Berry, 303 McDilda Drive, Lyons, GA 30436 or Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 30, Twin City, GA 30471.

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Saralee "Sara" R. Clark of Garfield, GA.

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Mary Morris Gillis
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Carolyn and Family,
Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, know you will miss her dearly. Blessings from God during this difficult time to all of you.

Cathy Branch
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Dear James, Melanie, Karson, Kristen, Kara and Family,
Weeping with all who love Sara, but rejoicing with her as she is finally home!❤️

Berri Hardiman Howard
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Mrs. Sara was one of the most special ladies that I have ever met, and my life has been greatly blessed for having known her, she will truly be missed by all! Love and hugs to each of you and prayers for peace and comfort during this time of sadness, but at the same time joy for we definitely know she is at peace! Thanks for sharing her with me and my family!

Sharon Brown
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Renasant Bank.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. Renasant Bank

Randall & Sherri F. Cooper
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
You are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear of your loss.

Veronica Cowart
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Sending love, prayers and big hugs to all. She will be missed!!

Cluese Johnson and Family
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Our prayers to the family and friends, aunt Sara was a much loved person by all. My God bless the family at this time.

Angelia H. Walker
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother

David and Brenda Blount
   Posted Fri January 04, 2019
Our prayer is for the Lord to give you all peace and comfort. Ms. Sara was a sweet soul and we know she is enjoying the riches in heaven.

Sending our Love,
David and Brenda Blount

Keri Crosby
   Posted Fri January 04, 2019

MONET'S GARDEN BASKET was sent by Baxley-Appling County Chamber of Commerce .

Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. Baxley-Appling County Chamber of Commerce & Development Authority of Appling County

George and Carole Scott
   Posted Fri January 04, 2019
Beloved by so many, sister Sara truly was a sister who showed her love, and gave us a wonderful example of a true Christian Lady. Love to all the family.

Scott Chappell
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019

DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Scott and Mary Chappell.

Thinking of the whole Clark family and offering our deepest sympathies for the loss of this wonderful lady. Though she is lost to us for a little while, we shall celebrate with her together with our many other loved ones in heaven one day.

Tammie Bennett Land
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
We are so very sorry for the loss of this special little lady. We all grew up with Mrs. Sarah and Mr. Ivey Hall and all their children. You could never ask for a better family than this one. I hold the highest respect for Mrs. Sarah. She was the kindest, gentleness soul you could ever meet. Everyone of them would do anything for you. We are thinking of you all at this time and pray that God be with you, to lessen some of the pain. If we can do anything for you, please don't hesitate to let us know. You are in our prayers.

Leona Janes
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
My thoughts and prayers for you during this time.

Sidney Wildes
   Posted Mon January 07, 2019
My family and I are saddened to hear of your loss, we believe Mrs Sara has been prepared a better place of which we hope to also spend eternity. We pray that the family is blessed and will together be strong thru this sad day. God bless all of you.