The Lincoln County native was the daughter of the late Dalton Mitchell and Arnell Collins Mitchell and was a graduate of Cornersville High School. While her daughter was attending Culleoka Schools she was active in PTO and the Boosters Club. Mrs. Clarkson was a former employee of Mid-South Insurance Co. of Columbia and Chapell-Smith Insurance Co. of Franklin. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Mitchell and Jerry Mitchell.
Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Thrasher (Greg) Hudgins of Centerville; grandchildren, Rachel Hudgins and Sidney Hudgins, both of Centerville; brother, Jimmy (Patricia) Mitchell of Cornersville; mother-in-law, Allene Clarkson; stepchildren, Charlie (Rhonda) Clarkson of Franklin, Andy (Janet) Clarkson of Shelbyville, and Allison (Nathan) Neal of Franklin; stepgrandchildren, Chandler Clarkson, Kendall Clarkson, Kennedy Clarkson, Holston Neal, and Hollis Neal; uncle, Spencer (Beth Ann) Mitchell of Cornersville; aunt, Inez Mitchell of Tony, Ala.; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family will visit with friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home, Columbia.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at the funeral home, with Rev. Paul Lucas officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Malone Cemetery in Ardmore.
Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.oakesandnichols.com.