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Gladys Smith Clark

August 8, 1931 — March 18, 2021

Gladys Smith Clark

Gladys Smith Clark of Scottsburg, VA passed away March 18, 2021.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on August 8, 1931 and was 89 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Cephas Carrington Smith and the late Virginia Susan Conner Smith. She was married to the late Richard Alexander Clark.


She was a member of Scottsburg United Methodist Church and attended Revelation Baptist Church. Gladys was owner and operator of Clark’s Self Service.  She loved flowers, gardening, but most of all, she loved her children, grandchild and great-grandchild.


Gladys Smith Clark is survived by:

Two Daughters

Patricia Franklin of Scottsburg

Deborah Franklin of Gretna

One Grandson

Derek Franklin and wife Tiffany of Gretna

One Great-Granddaughter

Aubrey Franklin of Gretna


Louise Clark of Richmond

Josephine Billingslea of Virgilina

Inez Conner of South Boston

Oliver Smith and Christine of Halifax


Special thanks to Berry Hill Health and Rehab for the love and care shown to Gladys during her stay there.


***Preceded in death by***

Three Brothers

Herman Smith, Clarence Smith and Bernard Smith


A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Kenny Dunn officiating. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, we recommend the wearing of face masks and practice social distancing. The funeral service will be livestreamed via Powell Funeral Home’s Facebook page.


The family will receive friends at her home, 1158 MacDonald Rd., Scottsburg, VA


For memorials please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Oakland Cemetery at Scottsburg

1800 Green Level Rd, Scottsburg, VA 24589

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