In Loving

Joan Clark

Jul 14, 1935 – Feb 18, 2013

Joan Carolyn Hancock Clark, 77, of Louisa passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at Martha Jefferson Hospital.Born July 14, 1935 in Newport News, she was one of three sisters born to the late Chester and Louise Hancock. Joan graduated from LCHS in 1953 and was crowned homecoming queen her senior year. After travelling as a Navy wife with three sons, she returned to Louisa in 1960 and married Billy Clark, owner of Louisa Drug Company. In 1964, their daughter Stephanie was born.Joan worked many years at the drug store making her famous chicken salad and scooping ice cream. After the drug store closed, Joan opened her home as a daycare, where she became affectionately known as “Granna” to over 50 kids throughout her life. She was known for her sense of humor, her home cooking, her love for children and her feisty outlook on life.She was preceded in death by her husband W.G. Clark; sons Michael and Buz Hollins; and her parents Chester and Louise Hancock.She leaves to cherish her memory daughter Stephanie Throckmorton (Kenny); son Stephen Hollins; daughter Ann Holmes (Dave); son W.G. Clark Jr.; grandchildren Michael (Kellye), Matthew and Emily Throckmorton and Ray, Justin, Allison, Scott, Joshua, Jessica (Aaron), Kate and Elaya Hollins; great-grandchildren Danyell and Conner; and sisters Anne Morrill (Scott) and Nancy Picco (Frank).Visitation will be held from 6-8pm Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Woodward Funeral Home.A service will be held at 2pm Thursday, Feb. 21 at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Louisa Christian Church Youth Fund, Box 1344, Louisa, VA 23093.