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Billie Warren CliftonPassing: May 29, 2011


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday,Jun.1,2011, 1:30 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday,May31,2011, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday,Jun.1,2011, 12 pm - 1:30 pm


Cresthaven Memory Gardens


MITCHELL Billie Warren Clifton, 80, 523 South First Street, Mitchell, passed away 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born December 23, 1930, in Mitchell, he was the son of Elmer and Josie (Mundy) Clifton. He married Barbara R. Strange August 16, 1951, and she preceded him in death October 17, 1983. He married Sarah Jane Vaught in 2001.

He retired from Otis Elevator and was former owner of Erwin’s Greenhouse.

Billie was a former member of the Mitchell Lions Club and life time member of the First Christian Church. He was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM, and a 1950 graduate of Mitchell High School.

He was a U. S. Air Force veteran.

Surviving: wife,
Sarah Jane Clifton, Mitchell
Frankie (Kim) Clifton, Martinsville
Donna (Michael) Villarreal, Mitchell
8 grandchildren

His parents; first wife; and sister, Evelyn Cameron, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 Wednesday, June 1, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Josh Brumfield officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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3 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Peggy L. Peter (Payton) | New Albany, IN
    Date: June 4, 2011
    Dear Donna and Frankie, I am sorry to read that Billy has passed away. I have great memories of times spent together with your parents and mine--First Christian Church events and Mundy family events. Please know that I am thinking of you and believe that Mary Jane was happy to look up and see an old friend up in Heaven with her now.
  2. Guest: Martha Ault | Seymour, IN
    Date: May 31, 2011
    Franke and Donna, We are sorry to hear about your Dad. Due to work commitments we will not be able to come to the funeral home. Please know that we will remember you and your families in prayer as you go through the next few days and weeks. Love Martha Jean & Ron
  3. Guest: Ron & Karen S Phipps | Bedford, IN
    Date: May 31, 2011
    Our thoughts and prayers with you all at this time.