SHE WAS BORN ON 14 DECEMBER 1947 IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA TO FRANCES ANN SESSOMS AND JUDSON BURL BLOUNT. GROWING UP IN SAVANNAH, SHE WAS EDUCATED IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, GRADUATING FROM JENKINS HIGH SCHOOL IN 1966, AND CONTINUED HER EDUCATION, ATTENDING THE NEW FOUR-YEAR ARMSTRONG STATE COLLEGE, GRADUATING WITH A BA DEGREE IN ENGLISH. SHE THEN MARRIED EUGENE GILBERT CLARKE (GIL) IN 1971 AND THEY HAD TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS: ELISABETH ANN AND CATHERINE BELLE CLARKE.
SHE TAUGHT ENGLISH IN THE SAVANNAH SCHOOLS UNTIL HER HUSBAND ACCEPTED A TRANSFER TO FREMONT, OHIO FOR FIVE YEARS. THROUGHOUT HER CHILDHOOD, SHE WAS CONTINUOUSLY INVOLVED IN THE GIRL SCOUT PROGRAM, AND SHE CONTINUED AS A TROUP LEADER IN OHIO, BRINGING UP THE TWO GIRLS IN HER FOOTSTEPS,
ALONG THE WAY, SHE ENJOYED COLLECTING ANTIQUES, GROWING DAYLILLIES AND CULTIVATED AN INTEREST IN ORCHIDS, A HOBBY THAT LASTED FORTY YEARS.
ABOVE ALL OF THIS, HOWEVER, SHE LOVED HER FAMILY. WHEN THE GIRLS GOT MARRIED, ELISABETH GAVE US OUR FIRST GRANDSON, JOHNATHAN DEVIN CLARKE, AND KATIE FOLLOWED WITH ANOTHER GRANDSON, BRAEDEN CUYLER HARDY, AND OUR ONLY GRANDDAUGHTER ALAINA SINCLAIR HARDY.
IN RETIREMENT, SHARON ENJOYED HER RV, CHASING THE GRANDCHILDREN FROM SOUTH GEORGIA TO NORTH GEORGIA, AS THEIR PARENTS ACCEPTED JOBS IN WAYCROSS AND IN THE LOWER APPALACHAIN MOUNTAINS OF CLEVELAND / HELEN, GEORGIA.
THOSE WHO KNEW HER WOULD AGREE THAT SHE LIVED A GOOD CHRISTIAN LIFE, LOVING, KIND, PATIENT, DEPENDABLE, AND ALWAYS OPINIONATED.
HER MARRIAGE SURVIVED FIFTY YEARS, BUT ON MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2021, HER LORD CALLED AND BROUGHT HER TO HIS SIDE, OPENING A NEW AND GLORIOUS CHAPTER IN HER LIFE.
THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 5:00 P.M. UNTIL 7:00 P.M, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 AT FOX & WEEKS FUNERAL DIRECTORS, HODGSON CHAPEL. THE BURIAL WILL BE PRIVATE.
I was saddened to hear that Sharon passed away. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
- Donna Blalock, Bluffton, South Carolina
Gil, Jenny and I are upset to learn of the passing of Sharon. Sharon was one of Jenny's favorite students in English class at ASC. We also remember her working at your side at all of the Savannah Scottish Games. The "Games" will never be the same again without her. Sharon was a fiercely loyal friend to Jenny and would always seek her out at the games to spend time with her. The two of them would enjoy the moments reminiscing about the classes at Armstrong. Sharon would always hijack me with my golf cart to take from one venue site to another in an effort to move more quickly through the crowds of kilted highlanders. She was a joy to be with. Jenny has lost another very important friend and she feels it strongly. I have lost a wonderful friend and know that the "games" will never be as fun with out her and that they will never be the same. We are so very sorry that your family has lost her. We hope that you and your family will be comforted with the knowledge that Sharon was well loved by many. The loss will be felt forever. God bless you my friend and I hope you and your family will have the blessings of our lord and savior.
- James and Virginia White, Savannah, Georgia
Gil, due to my lung disease, Katherine and I do not go into crowded areas. We not see you tomorrow, but know that our prayers are with you and your family/
- Joe Tillman, Savannah, , Ga.
George and I remember spending wonderful days with the Clarke and Crow families. My family sends their condolences to Sharon’s family.
- Keeran, Tybee Island , GA
I am so sorry to hear about Sharon but know she has a special place in heaven. She was such a special friend throughout the years and always had a big heart and smile for everyone. Prayers & love to the family. Sorry I cannot be there at visitation but know my heart will be there.
- Adrienne Campbell Jones , Savannah , GA
May her memory be eternal. Connie and Mick McCay
- Constance McCay, Sav, GA
Gil, my prayers are with you and your family. Comfort for all.
- Shawn Tice, Kennesaw, Georgia
So sorry Gil for the loss of Sharon. She was such a unique person, and I cherish the lifetime memories the three of us had. May the Lord Bless thee and keep thee. May the Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give the peace. Your Brother Jim
- Jim Squire, Sandy Springs, Georgia
So sorry to hear of this. I have known Sharon since high school. Our condolences to her family. We will miss her, especially at the Scottish Games. Art Gunter (and Pat) Past GA Commissioner CCSNA
- Art and Pat Gunter, Savannah, GA
Sharon was a very loving and supportive person always bragged on her daughters. She was a great teacher and roll model, and I l I very to stand at the fields of SEHS waiting for the band to finish to retrieve our daughters. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. God Bless each of you.
- Sharon Durrell, Register , GA
Gil, Judy and I are so very sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. We have many fine memories of our friendship with you and Sharon. She was so supportive of mine and your metal detecting adventures and such a caring person. Haven has another angel now.
- Spencer Harrison, Savannah, Ga
Dear Gil and family, AJ and I are so sorry to hear about Sharon's death. She was a good and loyal friend for many years and we will miss her. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all. With love, Bonnie and AJ
- Bonnie S.Carter, Savannah, GA
I grew up with Sharon. I especially have happy memories from school and the German Country Club. I remember most of all that she was a ray of sunshine. Always smiling, fun-loving, kind and smart. I know she will be missed by her family and many friends. Be happy with the Lord. Love, Susan
- Susan Limehouse Gulden, Dacula, GA
Gil and Girls - We miss you all! Please know your in our thoughts and prayers. Your wife/mother/grandmother was a beautiful, kind soul. Take care!
- Wilbur Family OHIO, Fremont, ohio
Our condolences on your loss. I will miss her phone calls. She was always a joy to talk to. Ralph and Dorna Comp
- Ralph Comp, Summerville, SC
We are so saddened to hear of Sharon’s passing. She was such a joy and light in the Clan Sinclair tents. She and Dad, Jim Sinclair shared many laughs.
- Karl and Kathy Sinclair Geesey, Mt. Juliet, Tn
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Fri, September 17, 2021
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406