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Verlin Ray Clarkson


Last updated 10/16/2019 at 3:09pm

Verlin Ray Clarkson, 82, of Bostic, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

He was a native of Baltimore County, Md.

He was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church and was a commercial construction super-intendent.

He enjoyed wood-working, watching wildlife, and was a great deer hunter.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Martha Penley Clarkson; daughters, Lyn Clarkson and husband, Carroll Osteen, Kim Coggins and husband, Gary, Amy Davis and husband, Bill, and Kristen Clarkson Coates and husband, Scott; grand-children, Brent, Zachary and Jake Rhodarmer, Justin Coggins, Jaclyn Littley, Alex and Barron Stewart, Leah and Drake Davis, Dustin Norris, and Karlee and Will Coates; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Nowell Clarkson and wife, Norma; sister, Jill Bange and husband, Kent.

In addition to his parents, a brother, Billy Ray Clarkson, and a sister, Beverly Joyce Clarkson, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in the sanctuary of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 801 Mt. Lebanon Church Road, in Bostic.

Funeral services will follow at noon with Rev. Paul White officiating.

There will be a graveside service held at 4 p.m. in Blue Ridge Garden of Memories, 994 Hendersonville Highway, in Pisgah Forest.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043, or the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Asheville, NC 28801.

Online condolences may be left at

Crowe’s Mortuary of Rutherfordton, N.C. is serving the family.


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