Arnold Clifton

Mr. Arnold Wayne Clifton, 62, of Statesville, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, October 27, 2011, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Clifton was born September 24, 1949 in Stuart, Virginia and was the son of the late Lunda Larkin Clifton and Velva Webb Clifton. He was a graduate of Patrick County Schools in Virginia and the National Business College of Roanoke, Virginia.  He also attended Nursing School at Patrick Henry  Community College.

Mr. Clifton was a member of Meadows of Dan Baptist Church in Virginia and was employed for Nissan Textile Machinery Corporation for 20 years as a service technician. He was last employed at Lowes Hardware as a sales associate. He lived many happy years with his beloved Nancy Hill of the home.  He is remembered as a caring brother and  a loving father and papaw.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister Clara M. Clifton.

He is survived by three sons, Scott L. Clifton (Suzie) of Minnesota, Jeremy W. Clifton of Statesville, Chris B. Goforth (Jennifer) of Statesville, three daughters Amanda L. Clifton, Savannah H. Clifton, and Karen G. Earp (Butch) all of Statesville. He is also survived by seven grandchildren Daniel Clifton, Linnea Clifton, Jana Clifton, Brittany Earp, Nathan Earp, Mason Goforth, Madilynn Grace Goforth, two sisters Lois Lee Davis (Joseph) of Greensboro, Lorna Dare Souza of Statesville, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Clifton will be conducted 3:00 PM Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Revels and Rev. Tom Corbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Snow Creek United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Nicholson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Alex Cockram Cemetery, c/o Ann Cockram, 153 Cockram Lane, Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120

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Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Arnold Clifton.


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