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Clarks give gift

Kenny Clark and his sister, Rhonda Clark, have given a $50,000 gift creating two endowments at the University of Mississippi to benefit School of Pharmacy. The McKinley R. Clark Faculty Support Endowment, named for the siblings’ father, McKinley Clark, a pharmacist and UM graduate will provide funds to the pharmacy school for faculty support, while the McKinley R. Clark Scholarship Endowment will offer financial assistance to pharmacy students, with first preference going to residents of Jackson, Harrison and Hancock counties.

Kenny and Rhonda are both pharmacists and UM alumni, too. They worked after school every day in the pharmacy founded by their dad and their late mother in 1964.

Kenny Clark graduated from the pharmacy school in 1980, and his sister earned her degree there in 1986. As the family business expanded, the three of them owned, at one point, seven stores incorporated under the name Sav-Rex.

McKinley Clark’s daughter from his second marriage, Amanda Erin Clark, also earned her degree in pharmacy administration from UM, as did her mother, Nanette Clark, and Dempsey Levi, the Clark family’s business partner in the Sav-Rex stores.



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  1. I have found a card from Clark’s Pharmacy, with the note “Call and try our fine line of Nunnally’s and Silver Moon Candy.” with a lilly flower on it. The writing is beautiful and seems very old (long before 1964) and the card is yellowed. The note looks like it is hand written and the flower hand drawn. My family lived near Tupelo MS from the early 1900s and my daughter lives there now. If this is of interest to anyone, I would be happy to mail it to them at no cost. I thought it might have been drawn by a Clark family member many years ago. It is very small, about 2×3 inches.

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