Mrs. Lois Murphy Clark of Nathalie passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Sentara Woodview Nursing Home.

She was born in Pittsylvania County on September 7, 1929 and was 87 years old.

She was the daughter of the late Elbert Murphy and Selma Owen Murphy and was married to the late Ryland Otie Clark Sr.

She was a member of Catawba Baptist Church.

She was also a retired Meadville Elementary School bus driver and cafeteria employee for over 30 years with the Halifax County School System.

She is survived by two sons, Ryland Otie Clark Jr. and wife Nancie, of Nathalie and Fred Scott Clark and wife Beverly of Nathalie; one daughter, Dianne Clark Garrett, of Nathalie; seven grandchildren, Ryland Otie Clark III of Nathalie, David Newton Clark and wife Samantha of Nathalie, Stephanie Ann Clark of Nathalie, Billy Joe Garrett and wife Kerrie of Keysville, Cullen Carl Clark of Nathalie, Sam Owen Clark of Nathalie and Isaac Scott Clark of Nathalie; two great-grandchildren, Gavin Garrett and Anna Kate Clark; one step granddaughter, Shavonne Garrett; three step-great grandchildren, Dylan Eanes, Si’ena Garrett and Bruce Williams.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Harris and Faye Francis, and two brothers, Jake Murphy and Roland Murphy.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Catawba Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael O’Shea, the Rev. LeRoy Davis and the Rev. P.A. Medley officiating.

Burial will follow in Liberty Christian Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Monday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. and other times at the home of Ryland Otie Clark Jr., 4022 Liberty Road, Nathalie.

For memorials, consider the Catawba Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Care of Sandra Crews, 3100 Lennig Road, Nathalie, VA 24577, or the Liberty Christian Church Cemetery Fund, Care of Deborah Forlines, 4055 Liberty Road, Nathalie, VA 24577.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.