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Louis Clayton Clark

POSTED: November 21, 2012 4:00 a.m.

Louis Clayton Clark Jr., 84, of Dawsonville (formerly of East Atlanta and East Point), died Nov. 15, 2012.

Born in Atlanta, on Aug. 7, 1928, he was the son of the late Louis Clayton Clark Sr. and Odessa Clark.

He grew up in the Capital View area of Atlanta and attended Boys High.

Clayton earned his bachelor's degree and MAT at Emory University. He served in the United States Army for two years, posted to Germany during the Korean War. On Aug. 21, 1955 he married Eleanor Jane Brown.

Clayton taught high school math for more than 40 years at West Fulton High School, Headland High School, Briarwood High School and Fayette County High School.

He also taught at Clayton State University for two years.

Over the years, he was a member of several Methodist churches -Martha Brown UMC, East Point UMC and Cumming First UMC for the past 15 years.

Following retirement, he moved to Dawson County, where he and Jane enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Clayton was a talented woodworker and carpenter for his family and friends. He also loved all sports and was an avid tennis players all of his adult years.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Clark of Dawsonville; children, Melanie and Jeff Godwin of Cumming, John Robert and Marcella Pabros Clark of Los Angeles, Calif., James Clark of Canton, Paul and Cassie Maher Clark of Atlanta; family friend, Willie Hawkins of Canton; grandchildren, Meredith and Andrew Chupp of Bloomington, Ill., Kate Godwin of Louisville, Ky., Valerie Godwin of Cumming; great-grandchildren, Benjamin Clayton Chupp and Laura Elizabeth Chupp; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 19 in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home.

Interment followed on Nov. 20 at Georgia National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to the Building Fund of Cumming First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 606, Cumming, GA 30028.

McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.


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