Before the end of 1912, Clarence was unfortunately confined to the Georgia State Sanitarium at Milledgeville. His wife Etta applied for letters of guardianship over his property. This, too, was posted in the Macon Telegraph.
Finally, in September 1913, Clarence lost his battle. Per the Macon Telegraph (Georgia), 8 September 1913, pg. 3, as viewed online at GenealogyBank.
CLARENCE H. CUBBEDGE SUCCUMBS TO ILLNESS
For Many Years He Was In Hardware Business In Macon -- A Quiet, Unassuming Man With Many Friends.
Clarence H. Cubbedge, aged 54 years, and for many years engaged in the hardware and crockery business in Macon, died yesterday at a private sanitarium. He had been in ill health for a long time.
Mr. Cubbedge was born in Macon and for a time he was a member of the firm of Cubbedge and Redding. He was a modest and unassuming gentleman and one who had a great many friends.
Besides his widow, Mr. Cubbedge leaves four daughters and two sons: Misses Meta, Fairlie, Annie and Henrietta Cubbedge and Messrs. Clarence and Cooper Cubbedge. One brother, Richard W. Cubbedge, of Bluefields, W. Va., also survives.
The funeral will be held this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from the residence, 217 College street, Dr. E. C. Dargan, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Charles H. Lee, rector of St. Paul's church, officiating. The interment will be made at Rose Hill cemetery.