William Burke Blakey
CANMER — William Burke “Bill” Blakey, 89, of Canmer, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at his home.
He was a Hart County native, a retired farmer, a World War II Army veteran and a member of Canmer Baptist Church.
Mr. Blakey was preceded in death by his parents, Burke and Mary Murphy Blakey, and a brother, Jack Blakey.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Atwell Blakey, of Canmer; three sons, Billy Joe Blakey, of Canmer, George Blakey and wife Margaret, of Springfield, Mo., and Donald Blakey and wife Annette, of Hanover, Md.; two daughters, Mary Ann Pedigo and husband Don, of Canmer, and Barbara Kimberling and husband Nat, of Kansas City, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial in Pearl Webb Cemetery.
Rebecca Ann Clarkson
TOMPKINSVILLE — Rebecca ‘Becky’ Ann Clarkson, 56, of Tompkinsville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Hospital, in Nashville, Tenn.
Becky was born in Lebanon, Ind., on Sept. 3, 1957, a daughter of the late Jean (Cloyd) and James Addison Rhoton.
On March 24, 1975, in Celina, Tenn., she married Gary Clarkson, who preceded her in death.
For 17 years, she worked for the Monroe County Board of Education. During this time she worked as a teacher’s aide and then as a lunchroom cashier at Monroe County Middle School.
Becky is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Casey and Patrick Collins; and a son and daughter-in-law, Cary and Lindsey Clarkson, all of Tompkinsville; four grandsons, Caden Clarkson, Weston Collins, Lane Collins and Cohen Clarkson. Becky is also survived by five sisters, Kim Scott, of Tompkinsville; Sondra Turner, of Tompkinsville; Terri Shipley, of Indiana; Tondra Owens, of Florida; Vicky Wilson, of Indiana; and two brothers, Jimmy Rhoton, of Indiana, and Billy Rhoton, of Glasgow.
Funeral services were 1 p.m. Monday at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Mud Lick Fire Department or Bethlehem Cemetery.