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Obituary: Francis R. Clarkson, North Vernon

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Francis R. Clarkson, 88, of North Vernon, died at 1:28 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Jennings Healthcare Center in North Vernon.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon, with the Revs. Connie Barr and Valerie Hardison officiating. Calling will be from 3 p.m. until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Riley Children’s Hospital or the American Diabetes Foundation.

Mr. Clarkson is survived by his wife, Madean Ferrell Clarkson; two daughters, Neysa Mae Harsh Cumberworth of North Vernon and Colleen Fay (Daniel) Gatewood of Westport; a son, Stanley Ray Clarkson of Columbus; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Belinda Kay Clarkson.


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