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William W. "Billy" Clarke

Mr. William W. "Billy" Clarke of Jonesboro died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at Christian Ministries Hospice.

He was formerly Police Chief of Clayton County and was a member of Jonesboro Masonic Lodge 87 F&AM.

A Chapel funeral begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. Interment follows at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Y. Clarke; daughters, Ann M. Clarke of Jonesboro, Candy C. Teague of Jonesboro, and Dicksie C. Duvall and husband Gary of Griffin; grandchildren, Randy Teague III and wife Chris of Atlanta, Taylor Duvall of Griffin, Tabatha Duvall of Stockbridge and Gary Duvall Jr., currently stationed in Kuwait; great-grandson, Garrett Hurt; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Horis A. Ward Funeral Homes, Tara Chapel, Jonesboro. (770) 471-7171.