Oleane Clark Williams

Oleane Clark Williams


Oleane Clark Williams, Saginaw, Michigan passed away Sunday, September 15, 1996 following a brief illness. Age 83 years. Oleane Clark was born September 13, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Michel Clark. She was a graduate of Saginaw High School, a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church and a member of St. Luke's C.M.E. Church.

Mrs. Williams was the founder of Saginaw's oldest black-owned beauty school, a member of the Saginaw Hairdresser's Association - Chapter 213, supported and contributed financially to the Triangle Seven Club and the YWCA. A Certificate of Appreciation was received during a Senior Citizens Day at First Ward Community Center for her contributions to the Saginaw and Buena Vista communities.

Surviving are a brother, William H. Clark (Katherine); her nieces, Dorothy Clark McKandes (Robert), Shirley Robinson, Bette Hood, Sharon Foster of Saginaw, Barbara Coney of Bridgeport, MI, Carol Stitt of Lawrenceville, GA, Susan Lee (Julius) of Detroit and Shauntel Emmerelli of Farmersville, CA; her nephews, Charles Taylor of Chicago, Samuel Taylor III (Essie) of Falmouth, VA, William Taylor of Lawrenceville, GA and Steven Taylor (Yvonne) of Saginaw; two special cousins, John McNair (Freda) and Joyce Robinson (John); special friends, Josephine Pettiford, Kitty Ware and David Williams.

She was predeceased by her husband, John F. Williams in 1957; her sisters Beatrice C. Taylor and Mildred Crosswright and a special cousin, Pythias McNair.