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October 5, 2017 • Obituaries
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Richard Allen Clarkson

Richard Allen Clarkson, known as “Butch” to many that loved him, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Richard was born on June 7, 1940 in San Jacinto, Indiana to William Woodson and Mildred Marie Curtis. Richard, their youngest son, spent his childhood playing basketball, baseball, riding bikes, and enjoying his summers.

Richard worked many years in the construction industry as a carpenter, superintendent and business owner. He thrived at being a craftsman, working with his hands, building things for his family and friends. He was interested in all sports, watching and participating in, being a particularly avid golfer. Richard loved collecting, most especially model/toy cars that represented his childhood and various interests. He loved to tell stories and joke. Richard had a beautiful voice that he used to express his life and worship, singing in church choirs over his lifetime, blessing all who heard him sing.

Richard lived a wonderful, loving, spiritual life. He is survived by his wife, of 18 years, Carol Malitz Clarkson; his children Jeffrey Clarkson and wife Vicki; Pamela Mize and husband Jay; Kristi Pearson and husband Jon; and their mother, Sandra Yocum; stepchildren Lisa, Jennifer and John Lavagnino. Richard adored his grandchildren Jennifer, Taylor, David, Megan, Lindsey, Madison, Sam and Iain; and his great-grandchildren Landon, Skyler, Molly, James, Jolie and Ella. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and his brother David “Duff” Clarkson.

A celebration of his life was held at Faith Community Church Acampo, CA on Wednesday, October 4. Graveside services at Murphys Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3265-3299 N. Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95204.

Floyd Tingle

Floyd Tingle, 76, of Benham, passed away at 1:50 a.m, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born at Benham on July 25, 1941 the son of Stanley and Elsie Gelvin Tingle. He was married to Betty Loydene Hunt and she preceded him in death.
Survivors include his sister Ruth (Delza) Thornton of Benham; his niece Sherry (Danny) Bauer of Dillsboro; great niece Danielle Bauer of Louisville and great nephew Matthew Bauer of Dillsboro. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Ralph and Alton.

Mr. Tingle attended the Benham School and was a farmer his entire life. Floyd and his brother Alton were avid tractor collectors, especially Farmall, but also any old tractors. Floyd was a member of the Ripley County FARM club, as well as tractor collecting clubs in Rushville, Brookville, and Greensburg. He also enjoyed fishing.

Funeral services for Floyd will be held on Saturday, October 7 at 1 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Randy Thieman officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will also be on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

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