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Carrie L. Clagg

July 26, 1936 February 23, 2019
Carrie L. Clagg
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Obituary for Carrie L. Clagg

East Alton:

Carrie L. Clagg, 82, passed away and went to be with the Lord at 11:45am on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 26, 1936, in Rockbridge, Illinois, the daughter of the late Ralph and Mildred (Frost) Lovel. She married Eddie Archer on December 2, 1960, in Rockbridge and he preceded her in death on January 26, 1981. She then married Rev. Earl Clagg on July 27, 1991, in Jerseyville and he preceded her in death on June 11, 2014. Survivors include two daughters and sons in law: Cindy and Richard Ruyle of Jerseyville, Lisa and Jeff Burns of Wood River, two sons and daughters in law: John and Andrea Clagg of Troy, Illinois, Brian and Sharon Archer of East Alton, twelve grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, one sister and brother in law: Jeanne and Dan Pryor of Georgetown, Texas, two brothers and a sister in law: Alan and Jean Lovel of Alton, Forrest Lovel of Lawrenceville, Illinois, many nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.

A high school graduate, Carrie attended and graduated from Alvarita’s Beauty School. She worked at Owens – Illinois Glass Works and then went to work for the East Alton School District in the cafeteria at Washington Elementary. In her later years as a homemaker, her hobbies included making beautiful handmade quilts, stained glass, ceramics, and jewelry. In her earlier years, she loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She made beautiful baked goods. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and wife. Carrie was a member of Grace Community Baptist Church in Jerseyville and she also attended her son Brian’s church, Solid Rock Pentecostal Church in Granite City.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the funeral home. Her son, Pastor Brian Archer will officiate. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

Memorials are suggested to Grace Community Baptist Church, 910 West County Road, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052, or to Solid Rock Pentecostal Church, 2601 Cayuga Street, Granite City, Illinois 62040, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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5:00 PM 2/28/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/28/2019 8:00:00 PM
Pitchford Funeral Home

2555 Vaughn Road
Wood River, IL 62095

Pitchford Funeral Home
2555 Vaughn Road Wood River 62095 IL
United States

Funeral Services




10:00 AM 3/1/2019 10:00:00 AM
Pitchford Funeral Home

2555 Vaughn Road
Wood River, IL 62095

Pitchford Funeral Home
2555 Vaughn Road Wood River 62095 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Valhalla Memorial Park Final Resting Place

2308 West Delmar
Godfrey, Illinois 62035

2308 West Delmar Godfrey 62035 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

Grace Community Baptist Church

Solid Rock Pentecostal Church


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