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Joan Steele Savage Clary

Obituary Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021

Mrs. Joan Steele Savage Clary, age 88 of Toccoa entered into her Heavenly Father’s loving arms on June 13, 2021.


A daughter of the late Maurice and Eleanor Steele, she was born on January 19, 1933 having lived all her life in Toccoa. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who met her.


She became an entrepreneur in the 1950’s, owning and operating The Credit Bureau of Toccoa. She was an active member of her church, Toccoa Creek Baptist Church and a prayer warrior to those she knew and loved. She received many awards and honors in her lifetime, but the most important to her was being a child of God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Savage and her second husband, William C. Clary.


She is survived by her daughters, Vicki (Weldon) Herron and Suzanne (Tommy) Wright, step-son, Bill (Linda) Clary, surrogate sons Omar (Kristi) Nunez and Miguel Nunez and families, siblings Thomas (Kathryn) Steele, Gary (Sarah) Steele, Gloria Mathews Caldwell, and Debbie (John) Anderson, She was Nana to many, including Timothy Herron (Autumn Bezdicek), Charles (Stacey) Wright, Carla (C.J.) Edenfield, and Jonathan Wright.  She would tell you her greatest promotion was to great-grandmother to her beautiful great-grandchildren: Lila Edenfield, Austyn Wright, Hudson Edenfield, Caroline Edenfield, and Gatlin Wright. She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces.


The family would like to thank Ms. Becky Spencer and Ms. Katie Westmoreland for the loving care they provided her each day. You became more than caregivers and became a part of our family. Thank you to Tugalo Home Health, Amedisys Hospice Care, and the staff of the Clary Center. To every caregiver that passed through her life in the past few years, we thank you. We will never forget your kindness.


The family will receive friends at Acree-Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until time of the service. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hillcrest Chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Tim Miller, Pastor Joey Whitlock, and Pastor Charles Wright officiating. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: C.J. Edenfield, Timothy Herron, Joshua Nunez, Miguel Nunez, Omar Nunez, Mark Savage, and Jonathan Wright.


Interment will follow at Stephens Memorial Gardens with Rev. Dr. Tim Miller officiating.  Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Joan Steele Savage Clary.


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Funeral Date
06/15/2021 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
Acree-Davis Funeral Home
90 S. Pond St., P.O. Box 130, Toccoa 30577