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May 9, 2013

Dora Violet Whitson

85; of Clarksville

Funeral services for Dora Violet Whitson, 85, of Clarksville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Chapman Funeral Home, Clarksville, with entombment in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany. She died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Wedgewood Manor Healthcare.

 She was born in Greensburg, Ky., and was a graduate of Greensburg High School. She was retired from General Electric, and was a member of Harrison Avenue United Methodist Church, Clarksville.

 Survivors include a son, Marty Milby and his wife, Paula, of New Albany; a daughter, Diana LeMay and her husband, Richard, of Charlestown; a stepson, Robert Whitson and his wife, Joyce, of Jeffersonville; stepdaughter, Candy Wood and her husband, David, of Clarksville; a brother, James Payne, of New Iberia, La.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Whitson.

Visitation will be  from 2 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.

 Memorial contributions may be made to Vistacare Hospice.

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The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff at Wedgewood Manor Healthcare for their excellent care during Dora's illness.


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