Lucy Virgie Birchfield Clark
Published 12:59 pm Friday, February 19, 2021
2nd Timothy 4-7: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”
Lucy Virgie Birchfield Clark, 95, Hampton, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Johnson City Medical Center.
She was born October 20, 1925 in Mitchell County, N.C., to the late Charlie and Martha Putman Birchfield. She had lived most of her life in Tennessee.
Mrs. Clark was a homemaker who loved to cook and quilt. She was a member of Unicoi Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Newton G. “Bud” Clark; a granddaughter, Megan Holly; three sisters, Dora Rose, Margie Wilson and Doris Boone; and five brothers, G.W. Birchfield, Leonard Birchfield, F.D. Birchfield, Bobby Birchfield and Charles Birchfield.
Survivors include her daughters, Fredia (Robert) Edwards and Diane Gentry, all of Unicoi; her grandchildren, Billy (Angie) Holly Jr., Michael Holly and fiancée Bobbi, Robert Britton (Charity) Arrowood, Ashlynn Gentry, Tracie (Shane) Clawson and Tonya (Jim) Johnson; great-grandchildren, Bethany (Alex) Ingram, Sarah Holly and Lucas Holly and girlfriend Savannah; a great-great-granddaughter, Cambrie Ingram; her sister, Hazel (James) Watson; several nieces and nephews; and her in-laws, Paris and Rebecca Street, Tam Birchfield, Judie Perdue and Barbara Bichfield.
The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 21, in the Berry Cemetery (Simerly Creek) with the Rev. Brett Jones, the Rev. Nathan Jennings and the Rev. Mark Street officiating. Interment will follow the service. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Alex Ingram and Tara Honeycutt. Friends may visit with the family at her residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Clark family.