Born 7-8-1928 -- Died 9-25-2003
Raymond Leslie Clifton, 75, of Carlsbad, N.M., died Sept. 25, 2003, in Odessa, Texas. He was born July 8, 1928, at Young County, Texas, son of Leslie and Louise Wise Clifton. He was a retired diary farmer and a member of Mid American Dairy Association. He was a former resident of Viola and loved to fish and hunt. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Survivors include three sons -- Perry Franklin of Fayetteville, Terry Franklin of Bentonville and Richard Franklin of Viola; one brother, Melvin Clifton of Carlsbad, N.M.; two sisters -- Verna Hughes of Queen Route, N.M., and Valda Tafoya of Carlsbad, N.M.; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Clifton and one son, Larry Joe Clifton.
Graveside service was at the National Cemetery in Fayetteville, Ark.