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Mrs. Nancy Jo Clark Har­well-Wheeler Fu­neral Home

Mrs. Nancy Jo Clark of Cov­ing­ton died Jan. 25 at Rock­dale Med­i­cal Cen­ter. The daugh­ter of the late Roy and Fern New­berry, she was born in 1937 in Modesto, Ill.. Mrs. Clark was a lov­ing wife, mother and “Nana” to her fam­ily and was a mem­ber of Cen­tral Church of Christ in Cov­ing­ton. She worked for many years at var­i­ous jobs in­clud­ing a tele­phone op­er­a­tor and a teacher at The Gin­ger Bread House. Mrs. Clark re­tired in 1994 and en­joyed many years be­ing ac­tive in her church and en­joyed play­ing bridge.

Sur­viv­ing are Frank (Wil­lie) Clark, her hus­band of 55 years, Cov­ing­ton; Patty and Terry McWaters, daugh­ter and son in-law, Snel­lville; Tracey Clark, daugh­ter, Cov­ing­ton; Su­san Clark, daugh­ter, Cov­ing­ton; Char­ity McWaters, grand­daugh­ter, Snel­lville; Cristin McWaters, grand­daugh­ter, Snel­lville; Kasse and Loni New­berry, brother and sis­ter in-law, Modesto, Ill.; Jane Calk, sis­ter, West Mon­roe, La.; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews. She was pre­ceded in death by nephew Rob­bie New­berry.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at 2 p.m. to­day, Jan. 28, at the chapel of Har­well-Wheeler Fu­neral Home with Pas­tor Claude Haynes of­fi­ci­at­ing with en­tomb­ment at New Cov­ing­ton Ceme­tery. Guests may sign the on­line reg­is­ter book at www.wheel­er­fu­ner­al­ Those de­sir­ing may make con­tri­bu­tions to Cen­tral Church of Christ in Cov­ing­ton. The Cov­ing­ton News, Jan. 28, 2010

Bar­bara Pad­gett Davis Jor­dan Fu­neral Home Mon­ti­cello

Bar­bara Pad­gett Davis, age 80, of Mon­ti­cello, passed away Jan. 21 at her res­i­dence. The daugh­ter of the late Hu­bert Lee Pad­gett and Vir­ginia Gib­son Pad­gett, she was born in Millen in 1930. She mar­ried Charles Henry Davis in 1951 in the Pad­gett’s home. They had four chil­dren and she be­gan her work ca­reer as a school teacher for Sa­van­nah Chris­tian School. Later she and Charles owned and op­er­ated the Davis Mov­ing and Stor­age Com­pany. The fam­ily moved to Charleston, S.C., in 1969 where she worked for Bud Berma Im­ports with her hus­band. In 1974 they moved to Chicago, Ill., to work with Moody Bi­ble In­sti­tute and in 1988 the fam­ily came back South to Tur­tle Cove in Mon­ti­cello where she worked for C.R. Bard for 15 years be­fore re­tir­ing. She was a mem­ber of New Beth­le­hem Bap­tist Church for 22 years. In her life­time, Mrs. Davis loved to read and cook. Thanks­giv­ing was Bar­bara’s fa­vorite hol­i­day when she could gather the whole fam­ily around her and cook for them. She al­ways made sure fam­ily pic­tures were taken for that event and that plenty of Rook games were played. Her fam­ily con­sid­ered her to be a great South­ern cook. She lived life with strength and de- ter­mi­na­tion. She showed us how to be strong like a tree that’s planted by the wa­ters.

Her brother, Gor­don A. Pad­gett pre­ceded her in death.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band Charles Henry Davis Sr. of Mon­ti­cello; sis­ter-in-law Adelia Pad­gett of Sa­van­nah; chil­dren and spouses Vir­ginia Wilkie and Hugh Wilkie of Charleston, Charles Henry Davis Sr. and Stephanie Davis of Ft. Mill, S.C., Frank Duane Davis and Joanna Nichel­son of So­cial Cir­cle and Christo­pher Alan Davis and Nancy Davis of Lil­burn; grand­chil­dren and spouses Ge­or­gia Wilkie An­der­son and Mark An­der­son, Vir­ginia Hope Wilkie, Charles Henry, Davis III and Grace Davis, Adam Stephen Davis, Gar­rett Davis, Frank Duane Davis Jr., Ryan Robert Davis, Wes­ley Michael Davis and Bethany Wil­son, Sean Tyler Davis, El­iz­a­beth Vir­ginia Davis, Cole Alexan­der Davis, and Caro­line Grace Davis; and great grand­chil­dren Caleb Mark An­der­son, Made­lyn Grace An­der­son, and Wes­ley Michael Davis Jr.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Jan. 24 in the chapel of Jor­dan Fu­neral Home, Mon­ti­cello. Pas­tor Joel Chap­man of New Covenant Bap­tist Church, and Dr. Den­nis Der­ringer, VP of Luther Rice Uni­ver­sity of­fi­ci­ated. In­ter­ment fol- lowed in the New Beth­le­hem Bap­tist Church, Mon­ti­cello. Serv­ing as pall­bear­ers were Frank Duane Davis Jr., Ryan Robert Davis, Wes­ley Michael Davis, Sean Tyler Davis, Charles Henry Davis III and Adam Stephen Davis. The Cov­ing­ton News, Jan. 28, 2010

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