Hylah Harvell Clarke

Published 9:19 am Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WAKEFIELD—Hylah Harvell Clarke, 85, died Saturday, July 9, 2011.

She was born in Surry County, Virginia, to William Peyton Hargrave and Estelle Harvell Hargrave.

At the death of her mother at a young age, her uncle and aunt, Mark Dennis Harvell and Nancy (Carrie) Lawrence Harvell took her in to raise and later adopt. Hylah lived her life on the family ancestral farm, Harewell, in Southampton County, Virginia.

She graduated from Ivor High School.

She put her desire to be a nurse on hold to be a housewife and mother. In later years she graduated from nursing school, fulfilling her desire to be a nurse.

She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Hayes Clarke.

She is survived by her son, Dennis Hayes Clarke and wife, Debra; three grandchildren, Sandy Lindsey (Pryor), Tim Clarke (Christen), and Jennifer Clarke; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at the Wakefield Chapel of J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home with the Reverend Anne Beale officiating. Interment followed in Waverly Cemetery.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ivor Rescue Squad, or charitable organization of your choice.

Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.