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12/21/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Alene Williams Clark

Alene Williams Clark
(d. 19 Dec 2009)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have more sad news today. 
Alene Williams Clark, mother of Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA and     Sandi Williams Patrick ('64) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at the age of 87.

   Her second husband,     Roy Clark, father of      Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA and    Peyton Clark ('68) of NC, father of died in July:

From the Daily Press - 12/21/09:   

                   Alene Williams Clark


NEWPORT NEWS - Alene Williams Clark, 87, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, after a lengthy illness.

A native of Randolph Co., N.C., she had been a Peninsula resident since 1942. Alene retired from the Newport News Public School System as a Clerk, in 1981, after 20 years of service. She was a member of Orcutt Baptist Church, where she was in the Rebecca Sunday School Class and active in the W.M.U.

Alene was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Eugene Williams; and her second husband, Roy E. Clark.



She is survived by her daughters, Joyce W. Nettles of Newport News, and Sandi W. Patrick of Williamsburg. She was affectionately called 'Bom Bom' to three grandchildren, Gina Rayburn, Kelly Birchfield and Travis Seawell, and three great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express deep appreciation to Brenda, Sarah, Sharon, Gwen, Chanel, Costella and Eleanor, the angels who took such good care of Mom.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the funeral home, with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

In Alene's memory, contributions may be made to the , 6350 Center Drive, Suite #102, Norfolk, VA 23502.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from December 21 to December 22, 2009.
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December 21, 2009

Sandra and Joyce,
Your mother and father were both loved by so many at the church. Church family was such a huge part of our lives when we were younger. How great to have known families like yours. The loss of a parent is awful but you know where your mother is now and that she is no longer confused. Take joy in knowing that she loved you and knew that she was loved in return.

~ Pam Garrett Chalkley, Hampton, Virginia
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December 21, 2009   

Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother.
~ Dave Spriggs NNHS 1964

December 21, 2009  

I am very sorry to read of your moms passing. I had not realized that you look just like her. She was a beautiful lady. I really enjoyed seeing and talking to you at the reunion in October. It just went by too fast! Take care,

~ Phillip Hammond, Kamas, Utah


December 21, 2009  

Sandi, my prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. I hope all the good memories bring you comfort and peace.

Cookie Phillips Tyndall 

December 21, 2009  

Sorry to read about your loss. I do remember your mother. I remember her always being pleasant and smiling. She seemed like the kind of woman who is supposed to live forever. My condolences.
~ Fred Anspach

December 21, 2009  

Joyce and Sandi,
My heart is with you both. I hope you are comforted by each other and by knowing where your mother is.

~ Jeanette Houston, Richmond, Virginia


December 21, 2009  

My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your mother. I am sure she is at peace now and you will have lots of happy memories from years past.
~ Ronni Cristol, Potomac, Maryland

December 22, 2009   

Sandi, I am sorry for the loss of your mom. When I think of her, I remember the "good old times" when she and my mother were full of vitality and shared a great friendship.
I also think of what a difficult time we had trying to outsmart their very strict rules and regulations for young ladies. We must have been quite a challenge! I pray that the warmth of memories of her love with embrace you this holiday season. Her faith was very important to her. Together, she and mother must be enjoying a beautiful Christmas, full of the Baptist hymns and scriptures that mean so much to them. Love and peace, Sue Miller Dearnley

~ Sue Miller Dearnley, Yorktown, Virginia

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December 22, 2009   

Joyce and Sandra: We extend our sympathy in the loss of your lovely mother. We both always knew her to be as beautiful on the inside as the out. Patty, of course, grew up as your neighbor in Stuart Gardens and I always knew your family from church. Her decline was sad; however, you know she is in a much better place now. Our love and prayers are with you.
Fred ('60) and Patty ('61) Mays 
~ Frederick Mays, Newport News, Virginia
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December 22, 2009  

Joyce, I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye to your Mom. I hope you're comforted in knowing that you watched out for her so carefully, and always put her health and comfort first and foremost. My prayers are with you and the family.
~ Jeanie Lankes, Hampton, Virginia
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December 22, 2009  

 My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of sorrow. It was an honor to know Alene.
~ Kimberly Gaarder, Yorktown, Virginia

December 22, 2009  

I am sorry for your loss. Please read John 5: 28,29
~ unsigned

December 22, 2009

 Joyce, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. May happy memories about her comfort you and your family.

~ Betty Lankes, Alexandria, Virginia


December 22, 2009

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
~ Rube/Judith Brett, Newport News, Virginia

December 26, 2009


I just learned of your mother's passing and I am sorry I missed her memorial service.

From our conversations, I have no doubt that your mom knew she was loved and cared for by you and your sister. The tender and deep commitment to her care by you both is remarkable.

I wish you wonderful memories of her to cherish and recall.

Let's get together sometime soon.
~ Barb Barnes, Virginia Beach, Virginia



   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Alene's family and friends at this difficult time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Thine Be the Glory

Words by Edmond Louis Budry
(30 Aug 1854 - 12 Nov 1932)

Music by George Frideric Handel, 1947
(23 Feb 1685 - 14 Apr 1759)


Thine be the glory, risen, conq’ring Son;
Endless is the vict'ry, Thou o’er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conq’rors, through Thy deathless love:
Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

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