Frances Wade Clark

Published 8:44 pm Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Frances Wade “Sis” Clark, 88, of Tryon Estates, Columbus, died Sunday, January 17, 2010.
Born in Nashville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Alabama and Duke football Coach William Wallace Wade, and his wife, Frances Bell Wade. She was a graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, Va. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Junior League in Durham, N.C.. She enjoyed being a docent at the Paca House in Annapolis, Md. Her passions were the French language, reading, and bridge. She and her husband traveled extensively. She was an active member of the Tryon Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Robert Willard Clark; one son, Robert Wallace Clark of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Diane Clark Withrow (Robert) of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Barbara Clark Lynch (Clifford) of Birmingham, Ala. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Barbara Carleton Lynch, Daniel Lukas Clark, Jennifer Withrow Davey (Brian), and Katherine Withrow Stokes (Edward), six great grandchildren, Emily, Abby, Carly and Harrison Davey, Ryan and Carson Stokes, two nieces, Betsy Kerly and Nancy Wade and one nephew, Roger Clark. She was predeceased by a brother William Wallace Wade, Jr.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 in Tryon Presbyterian Church, Tryon, with Dr. Dent Davis III officiating.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Research, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
An online guest register may be signed at
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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