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Ethel Doratha Clamp Frick of China Grove passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the home of her daughter. She was born March 23, 1925 to the late William A. and Humis Bowers Clamp in Newberry, South Carolina. Her mother died when she was seven and she was raised by an uncle and aunt, the late Norman W. Boozer and Ethel Bowers Boozer of the St. Luke’s community outside Prosperity, South Carolina.

In 1944 she met her future husband, Vernon A. Frick. They were married on June 2, 1946. She worked at the South Carolina Department of Welfare in Columbia while Vernon attended Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. As a Pastor’s wife, she supported her husband in his various pastoral ministries serving as Choir Director, Organist, and teacher.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Vernon A. Frick, and a grandson, Franz E. Merrell.

Survivors include Dawn Merrell (Franklin) of Salisbury, Kristie Wells (Ron) of China Grove, and Amy Frick of Newberry, SC. Grandchildren are Nathan Wells (Sarah), Judson Merrell (Carrie), Daniel Wells, Vernon Kinard, Abby Kinard, and Gretchen Kinard. Great-grandchildren are Addison and Camryn Merrell, and Claire and Sawyer Wells.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 15 from 12:00 N to 1:30 pm in the Dutch Meeting Hall of Union Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC. The funeral will follow at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jarrod Lanning officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Community Crisis Fund of Union Lutheran Church, New Hope Lutheran Church, 1615 Brantley Rd., Kannapolis, NC 28083, or Summer Memorial Lutheran Church, 1609 Milligan Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

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#4 PJ 2017-12-30 08:44
My husband and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Ethel. Although we hadn’t had the opportunity to meet Ethel personally we do understand the pain of losing one so dear. We would like to share with you comfort we have experienced from Gods word found in 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Our Heavenly Father is truly a wonderful source of comfort, he is always there for the broken hearted and those crushed in spirit ( Psalm 34:18) Please take a few moments share your memories with those who surround you, for the memories shared are the ones most truly cherished cherished, may they bring you comfort and peace as you begin to heal. Take care of yourselves and each other during this very difficult time.
#3 Nancy Owen 2017-12-21 22:50
Dearest Amy and family, my deepest love and sympathy to each one of you in the passing of your precious Mother. Please know that she is now home with our loving Heavenly Father and her dear husband. My love to all of you, Nancy P Owen and family.
#2 Harriett Rucker 2017-12-14 10:29
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Harriett and John Rucker
#1 Lisa Killian Lever 2017-12-14 09:24
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Ethel was a wonderful lady. Love to you all.
Lisa Killian Lever and Peggy Killian