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DECEASED:
Dianne Clark

DATE OF DEATH:
Saturday, April 7, 2018


DATE OF FUNERAL:
Sunday, April 29, 2018


TIME OF FUNERAL:
4-8 pm PM


PLACE OF FUNERAL:
The Gaynes Family Home


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OBITUARY:
In Loving Memory of Dianne Clark Barbara “Dianne” Clark, 72, peacefully passed away April 7th, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born September 23rd, 1945 in Washington DC. Dianne was the loving wife and best friend of the late Stephen A. Clark (M. 8/31/1977). She was the proud and adoring mother of David H. Gaynes and daughter-in-law, Meredyth Gaynes. Dianne was the doting and loving grandmother of Cody, Toby, Jesse, Trace and Colt Gaynes. Dianne graduated from Georgia State University 1967 with Honors in English and a BA in Education. She went on to earn her Masters in English and a Masters and Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. Dianne had a successful career as a teacher and administrator for 38 years in Dekalb County at Briarcliff High School, Clarkston High School, Peachtree High School and Chamblee High School. At the pinnacle of her career, she became the principal at Chamblee High School and semi retired to half day teaching. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her family. Dianne is survived by her sisters Linda Thompson {husband Bill Thompson} of Gainesville, GA, Nancy Austin Muhs of Orange Park, FL , and her brother Mike Austin {wife Vickie Austin} of Marietta, GA. She leaves behind many family members near and dear to her heart: Leigh, Matt, Mara, Asher & Halle Wilson; nephews Matt, Philip & Billy Thompson; nephews Michael, Matt & Jon Austin and niece Tori Arnau; Curtis & Leslie Clinard and Deven Grenier; Candee, Chris & Collin Perry; Cameron, Anthony, & Breeanna Schwartz; Mitch & Beverly Leopard. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Virlyn H. Gaynes (M. 2/10/1967) and her parents, Frances and Gerald David Austin. A memorial celebration will be held at The Gaynes Family home on April 29th, 2018 from 4-8pm at: 4202 Ashwoody Trail NE Atlanta, Ga. 30319. We will gladly accept smiles, hugs and shared stories about a sensational mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, friend and co-worker.


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Chris Valley and FamilyApr 28 2018 09:36 am
Dianne cared deeply about every student in her school. She was a model of RESPECT for every student, staff member, parent and community member of Chamblee Charter High School. Without Dianne's courage, there would not be a Charter for the high school. She was a quiet, very effective leader and is missed.
Sheila ThompsonApr 26 2018 10:54 am
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of Dianne's family at this sad time. I worked with Dianne at Chamblee High School and so valued her friendship, her kind spirit, her warm heart and her dedication to her family and all of the students, faculty and staff at CHS. She will be greatly missed.
Andrea StoneApr 24 2018 03:41 pm
Michael and Andrea Stone send our heartfelt regrets and love. God Bless your family.
Michael DruckerApr 22 2018 12:25 pm
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mom. I know she was a very special person which will provide many wonderful memories for you. Please know that many people are thinking about you. Love, Michael Drucker
Daniel B. (Corky) CorcoranApr 21 2018 05:47 pm
My prayers are with Dianne's friends and family. I'll always remember her as my first girlfriend. We "went steady" (for all of two weeks?) in 5th grade. We were both in Mrs. Smith's class at W.D. Thomson elementary school at Toco Hills. We went on one "date" (my father drove us up to an ice cream parlor at North Decatur Shopping center and waited while we ate our ice cream). I'm sorry that I never saw Dianne after we graduated from Briarcliff, but I remember her as a warm and funny person. Rest in peace, Dianne.
Pam "Coach" WojnarApr 19 2018 11:45 pm
David, Meredyth, Cody, Toby, Jesse, Trace and Colt, My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May the many great memories and good times you shared over the years help to ease your pain. Lots of hugs, Pam aka Coach :-)
Eve PatrickApr 18 2018 05:35 pm
It saddens me that we did not celebrate our birthdays together last year. Since David, Dianne, Meredyth and I shared September birthdays we always celebrated together at New York Prime. It was special and Dianne was special. Dianne was a very gracious and loving Mother, and friend. Proof of who she was is to look at David. Dianne had a sunny disposition, kind, caring, and a wonderful Grandmother. She loved her grandsons, Cody, Toby, Jesse, Trace and Colt. Dianne lwill be sorely missed.
Eve Patrick
Lauren StovallApr 18 2018 12:34 pm
We will always remember Mrs. Dianne as a devoted grandmother, a kind neighbor and a strong, accomplished woman. She will be so missed by her community. David and Meredyth, you and your boys have been in our thoughts. Wishing you comfort and peace during this sad time - Lauren, Andrew & Sarah Beth Stovall
Family of Dianne ClarkApr 16 2018 10:24 am
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Stephen ColeApr 13 2018 09:38 pm
Dianne was a special friend to me. I could always count on her for her advice and her love. She was a loving and caring person. .....Steve Cole
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