September 2, 1906 ~ December 15, 2008
Born in: Augusta, Georgia,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Asheville ~ Frances Norrell Clarkson, 102, of Asheville died Monday, December 15, 2008 in the Oaks at Sweeten Creek, Asheville. She was born in Augusta, Georgia, September 2, 1906 and was the daughter of the late Dr. Henry A Norrell and Caroline Louise Hankinson Norrell of Augusta. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Henry B. Norrell and William H. Norrell. A sister, Amelia Norrell, died in infancy. Also preceding her in death were her husband, Alfred Taylor Clarkson of Columbia, SC and Asheville; her Step son, Alfred Taylor Clarkson, Jr. of Edisto Island, S.C.; and her Stepdaughter, Ruth Clarkson Tumbleston, of Ed-isto Island, S.C. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Clarkson Guest, and son-in-law, Clyde m. Guest, Jr., of Asheville; a granddaughter, Janet Guest Gilbert and husband Timothy of Charlotte; a grandson, Clyde Maxwell Guest, III and wife Pamela of Plano, TX; and three great grandsons, Michael Scott Gilbert, Brian Taylor Gilbert and Stephen Clarkson Gilbert of Charlotte; daughter-in-law, Caroline Clarkson Boineau of Edisto Island, SC. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road. The family will receive friends following the service. Interment will be private at Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens in Columbia, S.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in made in Mrs. Clarkson's memory to Arden Presbyterian Church Missions, 2215 Hendersonville Road, Arden, NC 28704.