Thelma Louise Newsom Clark, 86, of Harold, KY, passed away November 1, 2020 after a long illness, with her daughters by her side.
Thelma was born to the late Preston Newsom & Oma Branham Newsom on August 24, 1934, on Newsom Branch at Penny Road in Pike County, KY. Thelma's Dad passed away when she was 2, so she, along with her siblings, was raised by her Mother with the help of her Grandmother (Victoria Newsom) and Uncle (Thomas Newsom).
Thelma was a beautician for 45 years. She was the most caring person you'd ever meet. Before her mother's death in 2002, and her husband's death in 2006 she took complete care of both of them, never one time complaining about what she sacrificed of herself to make sure they both got the best of care. She always put others needs before her own. She truly loved all her family.
About the time in her life when she was getting ready to retire, she suffered a stroke, then another, never getting to enjoy her life after working so hard all those years. Thelma was a member of the Harold Church of Christ.
Her children always knew that their Mommy would always be there for them no matter what. Anytime they were sick, she'd come running with homemade potato soup. If they needed a haircut, perm or color to their hair, she'd head straight to the beauty shop; didn't matter what time it was, what day of the week it was, or how tired she was. She would do the same for her customers. She loved her customers. She supported her children in every way and was that #1 parent to be involved in everything at the school's PTA meetings, and worked tirelessly making cheerleading uniforms for the girl's squad when they were in grade school.
Thelma was married to the late Rutherford B. Clark Jr. She is survived by one son, Dr. Brent Clark, Prestonsburg, KY; two daughters, Gwen (Clyde) Tackett, Ivel, KY and Jennifer Coleman, Harold, KY. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Brooke (Brad) Sorgi, Prospect, KY, Austin (Raven) Clark, Coolville, OH, Kelly (Nick) McGuire, Sitka, KY and Madison Coleman, Charlotte, NC; three great-grandchildren, Kendall and Kylie Sorgi and Woodrow Clark; three sisters, Dollie Ralph, Geneva (Price) Wright and Wanda (Albert Jr.) Patierno; one brother, Miles J. (Lana) Reynolds.
Along with her parents , Thelma was preceded in death by her step-father, Oscar Reynolds; one sister, Christine Newsom; five brothers, Minis Newsom, Vernon Reynolds, Kenneth Reynolds, Omer Reynolds and James Reynolds.
Funeral service for Thelma L. Clark will be conducted Friday, November 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Tommy Bush officiating. Visitation is from 6 until 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY.
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