Sarah Nall Pierce Clark

Published 2:58 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2023

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Mrs. Sarah Nell Pierce Clark of Andalusia passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at Andalusia Manor.

Sarah Nall Pierce Clark

Mrs. Clark was endeared to her grandchildren as “Mammy.” And Mammy absolutely loved sewing so many beautiful heirloom dresses over the years for her only granddaughter, Elizabeth, who is soon to deliver her third daughter. So now, Mammy’s great-granddaughters get to enjoy wearing all of Elizabeth’s cherished dresses. Mrs. Clark’s grandsons, Mitchell and Ben, loved Mammy’s cooking, no matter what was on the menu, but their favorite meal was probably her fried cubed steak with homemade biscuits and gravy, and Granddaddy’s home-grown butterbeans. And they always had to check out her cookie jar, too, that she kept stocked with eggless cookies.

Mrs. Clark learned to cook large meals and live very frugally, having grown up in a family of nine children. She was fourth in a family of five brothers and three sisters, and she sewed many of her own beautiful clothes, and was also a true expert mender of clothes, quilts, socks, toys, etc. She was a very devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She loved her family dearly, loved her Sunday School class and church, teacher friends, administrators, and students from her many years at Andalusia Middle School, and so many other special friends she made over the years. She is cherished and loved by all who knew her. Her family will miss her so much, but they are humbly grateful God chose her as to be their matriarch.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m., at Rhoades Cemetery in Coffee County, with Brother Kevin Wilburn officiating and Foreman Funeral Home directing. No formal visitation will be held, the family will visit with friends at the cemetery.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David Alan and Nancy Sellers Clark of Andalusia; grandchildren, Elizabeth Clark (John Andrew) Loflin of Andalusia, Mitchell Alan and Angela Minich Clark of Cape Coral, Florida, and Benjamin Andrew and Samantha Hill Clark of Gadsden, Alabama; great grandchildren, Julia Mills Loflin, Lydia Louise Loflin, and William Lavelle Clark, who is named for two great grandfathers; two sisters, Betty Pierce Stone of Opp and Wynette Pierce Rhodes of Kinston; brother-in-law, Thomas Jesse (Carol) Clark; sister-in-law, Arnette Clark Cowen both of Opp; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Lavelle Clark Sr; her son, Wayne Lavelle Clark Jr.; parents, George Wilburn Pierce and Iona Cawthon Pierce; brothers, George Junior Pierce, Charles Pierce, Bobby Ray Pierce, John Franklin Pierce, Billy Earl Pierce; and sister, Peggy Ann Pierce Sexton.