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Posted: December 3, 2009 5:58 p.m.

Elzora Hamm Clack

Young Funeral Home

Elzora Hamm Clack

Young Funeral Home

Mrs. Elzora Hamm Clack died Nov. 16. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James "Jim" (Nora) Hamm, she was born in 1913, the fourth of 10 children. She was preceded in death by husband John T. Clack, brothers Edward, Elmond, Clarence and George Hamm and sisters Essie Gilstrap, Lillie Hurst and Louise Harris. Mrs. Clack learned the value of hard work and a deep abiding faith in God from her parents. She joined Whites Chapel Church, Conyers, at age 10, where she cherished scripture readings. Her early years were inspired by her fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Brandon. After working several years, she attended Clark College from 1943 to 1945. She then taught in a one-room-school house in Shady Grove and later at the Bryant Street School, the first official school established in Conyers. She worked in the lunch room at Newton County High School and later at R.L. Cousins. Mrs. Clack was a member of Golden Link Chapter 204 Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron for five years. She joined Grace United Methodist Church and was an active and faithful member, serving as president of the Women Society of Christian Service, Communion Steward, choir member and Sunday School teacher. During her spare time she enjoyed sewing, cooking and reading the Bible.

Surviving are daughter Ms. Patricia Clack of Covington; sisters Mrs. Corine Martin of Lithonia, Mrs. Mozelle Flanigan of Conyers; sister-in-law Mrs. Alfreda Hamm of Conyers; a host of nieces, great-nieces, great-great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, great-great-nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends.

A memorial service was held Nov. 21 at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Matt Murphy officiating. Interment followed at Whites Chapel Church Cemetery.

The Covington News, Dec. 4, 2009

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