Julia Mazelle Clark


Julia Mazelle Clark, 91, a resident of Charleston, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, at the family residence.

She was born in Charleston, and she was the daughter of the late Laura Pearl Walker Forester and Abe Franklin Forester. Her husband, the Rev. David E. Clark, also preceded her in death.

She was a retired seamstress, having worked at American Uniform and then for Faye Swafford Designs for many years. Along with her husband, they pastored several southeastern country churches, where she was always involved with the music. She played the guitar and was a part of the Meadowfork Quartet, Happy 3 Trio and the Gospel Harmony Quartet. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed having family and friends over to cook for them. She was a member of the Hampton Drive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Alma Maddux of Charleston and Janie Keefe (Glenn Shell) of Athens; sons, David W. Clark (Diane) and Gary Clark (Vickie), all of Cleveland; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Brenda DeFore and Linda Sue Kendrick (Junior), all of Chatsworth, Georgia; brothers, Abe "Uncle Bug" Forester Jr. (Bertie) of Chatsworth, Georgia, and Kenneth Forester (Audra) of Ramhurst, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, Wildwood Chapel, with the Rev. Lee Ingram and the Rev. Daniel White officiating.

The interment will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Athens with grandsons serving as casket bearers.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

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