Mary Alice Clark, 88 of Hattiesburg, passed away Saturday evening, June 13th at her home. Mary was born March 19, 1932 in Ashland, KY, the daughter and baby of nine children to Fred P. & Mary Alice (Coldiron) Hurt. She grew up in Ashland and was a family oriented young lady from the start. She met a young Eugene Clark while in high school and the rest, as they say, is history. They were married July 28, 1950 and have been together since. Both came to school at Mississippi Southern University, which is known as USM today, and have lived in Hattiesburg since 1964. Her husband Gene, better known as "Jeep" was a high school basketball coach and teacher while she managed the home and family. Mary was a loving, kindhearted mother who was always there for her children and was a "nothing she wouldn't do for them" kind of mom. A great wife that kept Jeep and the kids well fed, Mary loved to sew in her spare time. She made lots of clothing items, drapes and others things for her family and home, but would also do likewise for friends and neighbors as well. Mary and Jeep are Christian by faith and attended Parkway Heights UMC since they have lived in the Hattiesburg area. A loving daughter, sister, wife and mother, she will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all whose life she touched. Mary was preceded by her parents, Fred & Mary Alice Hurt, and her siblings: brothers Bob, Bill and Corbett, and sisters Nancy, Maxine, Eula and Wilma. Left to cherish the many fond memories are: her soul-mate and loving husband of 69 years, Eugene "Jeep" Clark of Hattiesburg; their children: son Gregory Clark of Nashville, TN and daughter Jennifer Hawkins of Oak Grove, MS. She leaves a legacy of four grandchildren: Price Clark, Jason (Kelly) Hawkins, Justin (Courtney) Hawkins, and Jacob Hawkins, along with eight great-grands, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends through the years. Her final wishes were to be cremated, which her family is honoring. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Clark family in their time of need. We ask that everyone keep them in their thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
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