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12/11/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Lillie Williamson Clark

Lillie Williamson Clark
(1907 - 07 Dec 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Once again we bring you sad news.  Lillie Williamson Clark, grandmother of Cassin Riggs ('67) of VA, passed away at The Gardens at Warwick Forest in Newport News on Sunday, December 7, 2008, at the age of 101. 

 From the Daily Press - 12/11/08:   

              Lillie Williamson Clark



NEWPORT NEWS - Lillie Williamson Clark died peacefully, Dec. 7, 2008, in The Gardens at Warwick Forest, where she had been a resident for eight years.

She was born in Nakina, N.C., 101 years ago, and was a former resident of Lake Waccamaw, N.C. She resided in Newport News since 1951. She was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church, where she was active member in the women's organizations. She was a homemaker and avid gardener. Her last vegetable garden was at age 89. She shared the vegetables, shrubs and flowers she grew with family, friends and neighbors.

She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Walter Bruce Clark; her daughter, Bettie Clark Riggs; her son, Bruce A. Clark and his wife, Delores; her three brothers and sister, Willie, Herman, Clifton Williamson, and Bessie Stevens; and stepgrandson, Thomas Wroten.

She is survived by her son, Paul Kenneth Clark and wife, Patricia; sister, Thelma W. Best of Whiteville, N.C. and sisters-in-law Ruby Williamson (Wilmington, N.C.) and Verna Williamson (Lake Waccamaw, N.C.) Her surviving grandchildren, Cassin Riggs (Jane), Paula Riggs, Daniel Riggs, Peggy Riggs Sexton (Alan), Nora Clark Edwards (Kevin), Robyn Clark Carey (David), and Andrea Clark Chesney (Jeffery). Great-grandchildren surviving Lillie, Adrian Riggs, Martha Sznoluch, Elizabeth, Robert, Paul and Christopher Riggs, Nicole Edwards, Michael Edwards, Adam and Eric Sexton, Stephen and Thomas Carey and Victoria Chestney; stepgrandchildren, Brenda Grose and Brian Wroten; great-great-grandchildren, Madeline Lawson and Anna Riggs; step great- grandchildren, Asher Higgs, Zachery, Alan and Malissa Grose, Aubrey and Azure Wroten. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, followed by visitation at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 12893 Jefferson Ave, Newport News. Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12 , in Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News.

The family extends sincere thanks to the staff at The Gardens of Warwick Forest for their care during Lillie's stay there, especially to Shirley High, who cared for her longer than anyone and showed special concern for her well being.

Arrangements are under the care of Altmeyer Funeral Home � Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA. 23608.
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Published in the Daily Press from 12/10/2008 - 12/11/2008.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief.
Steve, Rita, J., Shane Charles Stevens, Honea Path, South Carolina

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kenny, Pat and Family,

Sorry for the loss of your mother. it is hard to lose her at any age, she lived a long life and you were a very devoted son, now she has gone to her reward and we all will one day meet.
Thinking of you all,
Joanne Miller
Joanne Miller, Seaford, Virginia Contact Me


   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Clark's entire family and their friends at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Shall We Gather at the River

Words and music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.


"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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