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Jewel Lafaine Cudd Clark

November 11, 1943 ~ December 2, 2018 (age 75)

Jewel Lafaine Cudd Clark, age 75, of Graham went to be with her Savior on December 2, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Jerry Kent Clark, who survives, for 54 years.

Born in Greenwood, SC, Mrs. Clark graduated from the Medical College of SC in Charleston and worked as a registered nurse for 20 years. After retiring from nursing she worked at Alamance Battleground State Historic Site as a tour guide and living history interpreter. She also participated in numerous volunteer demonstrations at Cedar Rock Farm historic site as well as many area schools and historical sites in North and South Carolina. In addition she served as a Girl Scout troop leader for a number of years.

An active member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church for 40 years, Mrs. Clark enjoyed singing in the choir. She also served as a Red Cross blood drive coordinator for seven years and president of the Methodist Women for many years. Her mission of sending weekly sermon summaries and words of encouragement to absent church members and shut-ins touched many lives.

Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by father Albert Cudd and mother Edna Cudd of Greenwood, SC and a sister Peggy Parrish of Johnston, SC. Survivors include two sisters, Maxine Kipp of Waterford, MI and Priscilla Dodgen of Greenwood, SC; children Michele Clark Van Valkenburgh and John Van Valkenburgh of Knightdale, NC, Andrea Clark of RSM, CA and Kent Clark and Kelly Clark of Burlington, NC; grandsons Gavin and Brody Clark.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, December 6 from 10:00 to 10:45 am at Cedar Cliff UMC. The memorial service will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Jimmy Wooten officiating. A burial service will take place at Linwood Cemetery in Graham, NC following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell at or to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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