OBITUARY

Frances Ann Clarkson

March 25, 1939November 23, 2018
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Frances Ann Clarkson, age 79, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on Friday November 23, 2018 at the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville. Frances was born March 25, 1939 in Arkadelphia, AR, to the late Franz Swaty and Helen Russell Swaty. Mrs. Clarkson was a retired Elementary Teacher and PE Coach and was a Member of Germantown Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher. She is survived by her husband; Jerry L. Clarkson, a daughter; Sandi Brandon (Bill), sister; Carol Armor (Mark), two grandchildren; Anna and Poston Brandon. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son; Jeffrey Clarkson.

A visitation for Frances will be held Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Ave., Germantown, TN 38139. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM. A private burial will take place at West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Jerry L. Clarkson, Husband
  • Sandi Brandon (Bill), Daughter
  • Carol Armor (Mark), Sister
  • Anna Brandon, Grandchild
  • Poston Brandon, Grandchild
  • Along with her parents, Franz Swaty and Helen Russell Swaty, she was preceded in death by a son; Jeffrey Clarkson.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 27, 2018
REMEMBERING

Frances Ann Clarkson

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Becky Russell Stephens

November 29, 2018

She has always been Frances Ann to me. A cousin. A friend. We spent lots of time together as children. She and Jerry rode us around looking at Memphis when we were moving to that area. She and Jerry came to our son's high school graduation and then several years later traveled to Little Rock for his wedding,. When my sister, Beverly, passed away, she was one of the first that I called. I will always love her. She always made me feel special. Fly high, my sweet cousin. Fly high. I'm sure you had a grand reunion with all our loved ones.

Paula Tanner

November 29, 2018

I remember Fran as my dear cousin. She was always outgoing and friendly. We had many fun times our senior yesr of high school.

Billy Peterson

November 27, 2018

I fondly recall Fran being at church all the time. I especially remember her teaching us about Revelations in Training Union at the old church building. I am thankful for committed church families that were at church all the time with their family, but I have to say the Bible Drill with just Sandy and me was particularly painful. :). It was really hard trying to keep up with Sandy...

Chotsy (Robertson) Sheppard

November 27, 2018

Farewell my dear friend....what fun times and beautiful memories we made together growing up in Arkadelphia from 2nd grade through college graduation in 1959. Church, school, Girl Scouts, Rainbow Girls, neighborhood pals--what a grand simple life we shared. I shall miss our annual birthday and holiday card exchanges but will think of you fondly on those occasions knowing that you are in Heaven free of pain and at peace and rest.

Cindy Bright

November 27, 2018

My cousin Fran and Jerry were so kind to me and my daughter when we were looking for my daughter a place to live in Memphis for grad school. Fran was so funny that day as they gave us a driving tour of Memphis, and she could not have been more proud of her family. I’m pretty sure her own daughter can walk on water to hear Fran tell it!
Margaret Swaty (who is my mom and Fran’s aunt), and I send our heartfelt prayers to each of you during this very difficult time.

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Biography

Frances Ann Clarkson, age 79, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on Friday November 23, 2018 at the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville. Frances was born March 25, 1939 in Arkadelphia, AR, to the late Franz Swaty and Helen Russell Swaty. Mrs. Clarkson was a retired Elementary Teacher and PE Coach and was a Member of Germantown Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher.
She is survived by her husband; Jerry L. Clarkson, a daughter; Sandi Brandon (Bill), sister; Carol Armor (Mark), two grandchildren; Anna and Poston Brandon. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son; Jeffrey Clarkson.

A visitation for Frances will be held Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Ave., Germantown, TN 38139. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM. A private burial will take place at West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.