Charles H. Clark
BLACKSHEAR — Charles Henry Clark, 79, of Blackshear, passed away Monday afternoon (July 25, 2016) at his residence.
Born in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 2, 1937, he lived in St. Augustine, Fla., and the Jacksonville, Fla., area for many years before moving to Pierce County in 2000.
He retired in 2002 from Chevron Oil where he had been a truck driver and had several interests and hobbies including fishing, tropical fish, growing citrus trees and cooking. He also enjoyed CB radios — his handle was Sly Fox — and had owned Chuck’s CB Radios at one time.
He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church where he was in the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. He dearly loved his family and enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Early Haygood and Josephine Stabile Clark. He was also preceded in death by both of his sisters, Katherine Holewinski and Frances Murwin.
Survivors include his wife of 46.8 years, Pamela Maxie Clark, of Blackshear; three daughters, Susan Clark, of Waycross, and Karole Mendoza and Cynthia Clark, both of Jacksonville; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Nancy Clark, of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren, Candice (Jacques) Shelton, Ashley (Chris) Smith, Dalton Basile, Brandon Clark, Wesley Clark and Trevor Sula; four great-grandchildren, Ayla Jarrard, Arley Smith, Adley Smith and Crew Smith; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Interment will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Shady Grove Baptist Church, 2909 Georgia Highway 203, Alma, Ga. 31510.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear, is in charge of the arrangements.

Gloria Oliver Griffin
Gloria Oliver Griffin, 48, died Wednesday (July 27, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an extended illness.
She was born in Homerville, but resided in Ware County all of her life. She attended Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy and was a homemaker.
She was married to the late, Justin Alton Griffin and was also preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Ben Oliver.
She is survived by a son, Noah Griffin (Katelan), of Manor; a daughter, Chelsea Griffin, of Manor; a grandson, Kentin Griffin, of Manor; her mother, Betty Oliver, of Manor; her father, Virgil Oliver, of Manor; three brothers, Kent Oliver (Kristy), of Manor, Ivey Oliver, of Manor, and Charlie Oliver, of Manor; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy.
Burial will follow in Camp Branch Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday evening at Music Funeral Home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at