James Carl ‘Dopey’ Clark

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Services for James Carl “Dopey” Clark of Escatawpa were 2 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 19 at Holder-Wells Funeral Home in Moss Point withburial in Serene Memorial Gardens in Escatawpa. The Rev. HaywardSmith and the Rev. Michael Glenn officiated.

Mr. Clark, 82, died Dec. 16, 2004, at his residence. He was bornin Ruth on Nov. 10, 1922, to Ralph and Nettie Clark.

He was a retired maintenance foreman with District 6 of theMississippi State Highway Department. He was a member of EscatawpaBaptist Church and Masonic Lodge 419.

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Preceding him in death were his parents; his daughters, BrendaSumrall Newcomb and Geraldean Roberts Bitowf; three brothers,Claude, Jack and Ralph Clark Jr.; and an infant sister.

Survivors are his wife of 60 years, Connie Clark of Escatawpa;his sisters, Rhoda Boyd of Ruth, Ruby Brister of Jayess, and OndeanWilks and her husband, Reggie, of Richland, Wash.; his brothers,James Clark, Hugh Clark and his wife, Marie, all of Ruth, and C.P.Clark, and his wife, Elner, of Jayess; his granddaughter, DonnaVaughan, and her husband, Chris, of Wade; his grandsons, WayneSumrall and his wife, Melissa, of Grandbay, Ala., Danny Sumrall ofStarkville, Denny Bitowf of Gulfport; his four great-grandchildren,Caleb and Chase Vaughan, Ryan Sumrall and Christian Davis; andnumerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Mr. Clark’s grandsons.