A time to be born ......\n\nEarl Costa Clarke , "Teeter" as he was lovingly called, was born on December 21, 1945 in Hallsboro Virginia (now Midlothian) to Jesse E. and Mary B. Clarke.\n\nA time to plant ......\n\nEarl received his education in the Chesterfield County school system.\n\nA time to embrace ......\n\nEarl confessed his belief in Christ at an early age at the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Midlothian Virginia and was baptized there by Reverend George W. Manning.\n\nIn 1994 Earl united with Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Powhatan Virginia and was a faithful member there until his failing health. At Mt. Zion he was active in the Usher Board, James E. Robinson Memorial Choir, and the Homebound Ministry.\n\nA time to love.\n\nEarl was married to Delphine B. Clarke for 34 years.\n\nEarl was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jesse E. Clarke Jr., Alphonso Clarke and son Earl Costa Evans.\n\n\n\nEarl leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife Delphine, who was by his side as he transitioned peacefully at the McGuire VA Medical Center, daughters Pamela D. Clarke, Latisha Vaughan and Ashley Michelle Clarke; grandchildren; brother-in-law Samuel W. Bell, Sr. (Leslie); aunts Mary Frances Johnson, Juanita M, Bell, Mable Cooper (Howard), and Dorothy Smith; uncles John S.Townes and Rev. Herbert C. Townes (Emma); nieces Joyce Clarke, Lisa Clarke, Shaquan Middleton, Arynn Jasper, Samuella Bell; nephews Jesse Clarke III, Samuel Bell, Jr., Iyan Barquero and Lucius Lafoon; great nephew Peyton Pegram; and a host of cousins and friends.