1930 ~ 2019
1930 ~ 2019
Date of Death: February 16, 2019
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Clark family. Margaret's earthly temple is now resting in the care of Rowell-Parish Mortuary. Revelations 21:4 says "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall their be anymore pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Mother Margaret Clark.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Margaret "Hog" Clark, loving daughter of Zettie and Beaddie (Hughes) Clark. Margaret grew up in Alma, Arkansas and attended Booker Elementary schools under the tutelage of Mrs. Maggie Wilson, later graduating from Lincoln High school in 1950. At an early age Margaret professed a hope and belief in Christ and joined Zion Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and taught BTU.
Margaret and her twin sister Mildred sang all over the county at singing conventions, Sunday services, funerals or any occasion they were requested, using those Tenor and contralto voices that the Lord so blessed them with. They were recruited to sing with the wings over Jordan singing troupe. But, due to the times they lived in Mama Bead would not let them leave Alma.
Margaret later moved to Kansas City, MO to care for an ailing uncle and remained there for 40 years until she moved back to Alma. While in Kansas City she became a certified CNA. She loved taking care of her patients and won many awards from her home health agency for being top caregiver.
Margaret was known for that red hair. You never knew what shade of red it was going to be. She was free hearted and would do anything she could to help anyone. She loved pretty clothes, high heels, red lipstick, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Mahalia Jackson, snuff and vodka. She was an avid reader and loved to ask questions just to see if you knew the answer. Although she was kind and loving, she also was a force to be reckoned with. She loved her sister, her nieces and nephews (especially the boys) and her cousins.
Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, a brother Loran Owens Jr, Niece, Olivia Stewart and great nephew, Raytell Simpson.
to mourn her passing her twin sister, Mildred (Bubu) Stewart of Alma, Arkansas; three nieces, Cynthia (Glen) Hogue, Angelia (Marcus) Acklin of Fort Smith, Arkansas,
Demetria White of Riverside, California; nephew, James (Cindy) Stewart, Jr. of
Fayetteville, Arkansas; her great nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and
Celebration of life service will be held, Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:30pm at Rowell-Parish Mortuary Memorial Chapel, 611 N. 9th St., Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901.
Visitation will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm (one hour prior to service) at Rowell-Parish Mortuary Memorial Chapel.
Committal service and final resting place will be held at Lewis Cemetery, Alma, Arkansas.