Born 4-16-1040 -- Died 10-15-2002
Larry Joe Clifton, 48, of Brazoria, Texas, formerly of Viola, died Oct. 15, 2002 at his home.
Born April 16, 1954, in Carlsbad, NM, he was the son of Raymond Clifton and Margie Sherry Clifton.
During his working years, he was employed by Colortile of Melbourne, Empire Gas of Salem and for many years he worked the Clifton family dairy farm at Viola. He was a member of the Mid-America Dairy Farmers Association, and was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law -- Joseph and Denise Clifton of Viola; his daughter, Leann Owens of Brazoria, Texas; his father, Raymond Clifton of Carlsbad, N.M.; his grandson, Robby Owens of Brazoria; three brothers -- Richard Franklin of Viola, Perry Franklin of Fayetteville, and Terry Franklin of Bentonville.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
A graveside service was Oct. 20 at Mt. Calm Cemetery at Viola with Alan Cartwright officiating. Burial followed. Cox-Blevins Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.