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Tonyia Michelle Clark

(AUBURN) Tonyia Michelle Clark, 48, of Auburn, passed away on Nov. 3, 2023. She was born on Sept. 5, 1975, at Randolph County Hospital. Tonyia was a beloved mother, daughter, sister and grandmother.
Tonyia was preceded in death by her father, Donnie Clark; her nephew, Barry Allen McCard; and her aunt, Martha Ann Chatham. She is survived by her children, Kenneth Ray Thrift, Jr. (Katelyn Hill) and Donnie James Thrift; her mother, Irma Lee Hill; her brother, Jamie Hill; her sisters, Patsy Overton, Carmen Cowart, Marissa Shipling (Roger); and her grandchildren, Kayden, Rosalie, Allison and James Thrift. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members who will cherish her memory.
Tonyia attended Randolph County schools for her primary education and later graduated from Handley High School. She had a diverse career, being self-employed. She had a passion for buying storage units and reselling their contents. In addition to her career, she was a dedicated homemaker.
Outside of work, Tonyia found joy in the great outdoors. She loved swimming, fishing, and spending quality time with her family. Her warm and caring nature made her a cherished friend to many.
The funeral arrangements are being handled by Frederick-Dean Funeral Home located in Opelika. The family will receive friends and loved ones at the funeral home to pay their respects and celebrate Tonyia’s life.
In memory of Tonyia Michelle Clark, may her soul find eternal peace. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.