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Mecum, Clark
Clark Earle Mecum, 100, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Mr. Mecum was born in Surrey, Warren County, Ill. on February 16, 1910. Clark was the son of Charles Earle Mecum and Gladys Mecum. He married Gertrude Elizabeth Famulener in Galesburg. Illinois on September 2, 1933. They had been married 63 years, before Gertrude passed away March 3, 1997.

Mr. Mecum is survived by his son Richard Dick Mecum, and daughter-in-law, Judy Clark Mecum of Gainesville; three grandchildren, four step grandchildren, four great grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, a great grandson, and three sisters.

Clark grew up on a farm outside Galesburg, Ill. When Clark left the farm, he went into retail sales with Brown-Lynch & Scott hardware stores in Galesburg, and later became manager the BLS stores in Cambridge, and Toulon, Ill. In 1950, Clark and his family move to Fort Collins, Colo., where he continued his work in retail sales with Montgomery Ward. In 1966, he took a job as a quality control inspector for Woodward Governor in Fort Collins, and retired in 1975. In 1979, Clark and Gertrude moved to Gainesville to be closer to their son and daughter-in-law.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. Daniel Siems will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Lakewood Baptist Church Building Fund, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road NW, Gainesville, GA 30501. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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