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Shirley Zane Clifton

September 16, 1933 August 12, 2010
Shirley Zane Clifton
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Obituary for Shirley Zane Clifton

Mr. Shirley Zane Clifton, 76, of Sunbury died Thursday, August 12, 2010, at Sentara Obici Hospital, Suffolk, Virginia.
Born September 16, 1933 in Washington County, he was the son of the late Aaron Clifton and Virginia Davenport Clifton and was preceded in death by his sisters, Billie Jean Sawyer, Katie Erps and Terri Fornot. Shirley was a retired truck driver with Southgate Trucking of Norfolk, member of Teamsters Union Local 822 of Norfolk and member of Belvidere-Ryland Church of Christ.
His family includes his wife, Charlotte Knight Clifton of Sunbury, N.C.; daughters, Linda L. Clifton of Edenton, N.C., Shirley C. Reed of Hendersonville, N.C., Debbie Lassiter and husband David of Hobbsville, N.C.; sons, Richard Clifton of Sunbury, N.C., Curtis Clifton and wife Sharon of Elizabeth City, N.C., Barry Bevill and friend Bambi of Sunbury, N.C.; sisters, Marlene Bunch of Hobbsville, N.C., Dot Zafar of Nags Head, N.C.; brothers, Jerry Clifton of Anacoco, LA., Ted Clifton of Pinhook, Va., Vincent Clifton of Elizabeth City, N.C.; grandchildren, Andrew Sawyer, Jennifer Sawyer, Jamie Sawyer, Westley Clifton, Virginia Clifton, Stephanie White, Aiden and Jemma Bevill; great grandchildren, Alexis, Brenna and Alec.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell with Oliver J. Cartwright officiating. Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell and other times at the residence in Sunbury. Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.


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