Sunrise SunsetApril 2, 1925 Smile! October 18, 2011 Services held at Brown Chapel AME Church Rev. Wayne Pratt, Officiating Arrangements Entrusted to FB Pratt and Son, Funeral Home
Smile! Olin Clark Trust, Honor, Respect, Courage, Strength Obituary“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness; come beforeHis presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, andnot we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.” Psalm 100Early on the morning of October 18, 2011, God sent down his loving angels to call home OlinClark to his final resting place.Anyone who knew Olin (aka “Babby”) and to his Grands and Great-grands (aka “Papa”) knew ofhis love for baseball, basketball, Mary (Monkey), and gospel singing. He was born April 2, 1925to the late Paul Henderson and Marie Clark.Olin graduated from Drayton Street High School in Newberry, SC., where he played baseballand basketball. He served in the US Navy from 1943 until he was honorably discharged in 1946.After marriage, Olin moved to Hendersonville, NC., where he worked many years as a pipe in-staller for the Hendersonville Gas Company. In 2003, Olin moved to Waterbury, CT., to live withhis daughter; then to Wallingford, CT to live with his Grandson. In 2008, he moved to Charlotte,NC.Olin was a member of Brown Chapel AME Church in Newberry, SC. Olin’s love for gospel musicled him to sing with the Original Carolina Gospel Singers for many years in Hendersonville, NC.,they traveled all over North and South Carolina and had a TV show-where they spread the gos-pel in song. In Connecticut, Olin was a member of the Community Tabernacle Outreach Centerand sung with the Adult Choir there.Olin was pre-deceased by his sister, Grace Bittings and nephew James Bittings.He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 47 years Mary E. Shields Clark; one daughter TanjaA. Williams (Savannah, Jr.) of Charlotte, NC.; three Aunts, Jeanette Hailstock of Newberry, SC.,Edna Clark of Winston Salem, NC., and Maude Clark of San Antoino, TX.; two grandchildrenDeacon J. Richard Byrd, Jr. (Yvette) and J’Mes (Pooh Pooh) Dixon (Desiree) both of Charlotte,NC.; six great-grandsons Nyghe’l , Jhyme’l, Mye’l, Patrick, Tavie’l and Taj’Omari, and one great-granddaughter Lailani, all of Charlotte, NC. Four Nieces, Angela Steele (Stan), Mickey R. Bit-tings-Kibble (Carl) of Chicago, IL.; Jacquelyn Robinson (Billy) and Vernette Abrams (Leroy) bothof Newberry, SC.; two Nephews, John Bittings of Chicago IL. and Willie Thomas Hailstock ofNewberry, SC.; and other relatives and friends.
Order of Service Pastor Wayne Pratt, Officiating October 26, 2011 1:00 pmPrelude Master Mye’l Byrd Master Tavie’l ByrdProcessional Final ViewingSelectionPrayer of Comfort Ministerial StaffScripture Old Testament - great grandson New Testament - great grandsonSolo Grand Daughter, J’Mes DixonRemarks(s) 2 Minutes eachSolo Great Grandson Mye’l ByrdAcknowedgements Mildred CrumpSelection The DWB FamilyEulogy /Sermon Rev. Wayne Pratt Brown Chapel AME ChurchRecessionalCommittal and Benediction Gravesite
Acknowledgements The Family of Olin Clark I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid upfor me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 The family of Olin Clark wishes to acknowledge with deepest appreciation the many ex-pressions of love, concern and kindness shown to them during their hour of bereavement. May God bless and keep you. Special acknowledgements to: Levine-Dickson Hospice Care, Tabernacle Baptist Church, the eXperience Church Charlotte, Life Baptist Church, McCrorey YMCA, and Brown Chapel AME Families. Interment Helena Cemetary Newberry, SC Repast Home of Aunt Jeanette Hailstock 257 Brown Chapel Drive Arrangements Entrusted to FB Pratt and Son, Funeral Home