Mr. Ebbie Clark died Jan. 13. The son of the late Rufus Clark and Willie Terrell of Covington, he was born in 1921, the youngest of 21 children. He attended elementary school in the Dixie community but left early to aid in supporting his family as a farm worker. He married Louise C. Freeman in 1941, and two years later was inducted into the U.S. Army Airforce and served in World War II in Iwo Jima, Japan, the Philippines and Luzon Islands. He was employed with GA Highway Express for 32 years and retired in 1984. Mr. Clark loved the Lord, his family and friends and cherished the duties and time spent between his church homes - Union Grove Methodist Church and Spring Hill United Methodist Church. He was a devoted member of the Faithful Gospel Singers. His hobbies included spending time with his buddies on the "Mourner's Bench" and watching "them ol' Braves get beat."
Surviving are wife Louise; children James Clark, Jacquelyn Clark, Rufus (Edna) Clark, Paul (Betty) Clark, Carolyn (Jasper) Hill, Melvin (Darlene) Clark, Cheryl Clark and Raymond (Teresa) Clark; 26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at Union Grove United Methodist Church with Pastor Kenneth Norrington officiating. Interment followed at Flat Shoals Cemetery.