Obituary: James Clifton

James Arnold Clifton, 76, of Rockingham, N.C., passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Hospice Haven in Rockingham.

Mr. Clifton was born October 13, 1938 in Bulloch County, Ga., a son of the late Ruel C. Clifton, Sr.,  and Julia Dell Wood.

He had served his country in the U.S. Army, was a member of First Baptist Church and had retired from Richmond County Schools.

flagIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas James Gosnell and brother J.B. Clifton.

Surviving are his wife, Lynda Connell Clifton of the home; children, Jeremy Clifton and wife Tiffany of Chipley, Fla., Sandi Gosnell and husband Arnold of Mocksville, N.C., Anna Moseley and husband Teddy of Rockingham; grandchildren, Maggie and Jude Clifton, David, Emily and Avery Gosnell,  Dexter Moseley; brother, Ruel Clifton, Jr. of St. Cloud, Fla., and sister Barbara Clifton and husband Ray Huffines of St. Cloud, Fla.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Rockingham with Rev. Dr. Jim Nelson, Rev. Patricia Greene and Rev. Allison Farrah officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlake United Methodist Church Cemetery with a private family service.

The family will see friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham and at other times at the Moseley home, 227 Confederate Ave, Rockingham.

Memorials may be made to  First Baptist Church General Fund, 201 N. Randolph St., Rockingham, NC or to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 N. US Highway 1, Rockingham, NC28379 or to the Ellerbe Lions Club, P.O. Box 56, Ellerbe, NC 28338.

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The Pee Dee Post
Friday, June 26, 2015

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