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Beverly "Belle" Free Clark

August 15, 1962 — January 14, 2023



Gastonia – Beverly “Belle” Elaine Clark, 61, entered into heaven on January 14, 2023.

Belle was born in Gaston County on August 15, 1962 to  Lillian Stephenson Free and the late Herman Albert Free, Jr.

She was a loving and devoted wife, daughter, sister, and aunt.  Belle enjoyed reading, wordsearch and romance novels. She also enjoyed movies and country music. She loved her cat Socks.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Raymond Clark; her mother, Lillian Stephenson Free; brother, John (Tracy), sisters, Tresia (Kenny) Odel, Nancy (Brad) Painter; nieces, Shelly, Teler and Jessica; nephews, Kenny, Josh and Jonathan; and many wonderful friends.

Services will be private for the family

Condolences may be made online at

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the family.



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