James Cunningham Clifford, 82, of Holcomb, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Born Sept. 25, 1921, in Clinton, Ark., son of the late George Thomas and Ila Mae Bradford Clifford, he was a blacksmith, dragline oiler and a carpenter. He was a member of the Maple Grove General Baptist Church.
On Oct. 4, 1942, in Piggott, Ark., he married Mae Louise Seawright, who preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 2001. He was also preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Louise Clifford Baremore and husband, J.J., of Springfield, Mo. and Mary Elaine Clifford Ray and husband, Willis, of Holcomb; two sons, Jimmy Wayne Clifford, of Albuquerque, N.M. and William (Bill) George Clifford and wife, Loretta, of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Ina Davis, of Kennett; four granddaughters, Debbie Buchanan, of Clayton, N.C., Margo Ray, of Memphis, Tenn., Loretta Perea, of Mesa, Ariz. and Leah Clifford, of Poplar Bluff; one grandson, J.C. Clifford, of Poplar Bluff and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Cowsart officiating.
Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo.