Mason W. “Buddy” Clifton, Jr., 72 of Tumbling Shoals, Arkansas, passed away on the morning of January 14, 2020.
The funeral service will be held on January 17, 11:00 AM, at Tumbling Shoals Baptist Church, with Brad Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held immediately before, at 10:00 AM. Jim McDaniel will lead the graveside service at Oaklawn Cemetery in Brinkley at 2:30 PM. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Heber Springs Funeral Home.
Buddy was born in Memphis, TN on October 16, 1947. He graduated from Brinkley High School and continued his education at Ouachita Baptist University, where he met his wife Betty Anne Carlew. After marrying in 1967, Buddy and Betty moved to his hometown of Brinkley, where they owned and operated Clifton Printing Company, a commercial print shop and office supply store, for 38 years. They retired to Tumbling Shoals in 2012 where Buddy enjoyed fishing, boating, and family. He was also actively involved in Tumbling Shoals Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by his parents Mason W. and Myrtle Clifton, Buddy is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Anne Clifton, and his three children: Mason W. “Trey” Clifton III (Lana) of Maumelle, Amy Bell (Trey) of Maumelle, and Lorianne Clifton of Cabot. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Will and Emily Joshlin, Jessica and Mason Clifton, and Clifton Bell, and his sisters, Flora Jean Elledge of Cabot and Elma Frances Harper of Brinkley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Tumbling Shoals Baptist Church, 2250 Heber Springs Road North, Tumbling Shoals, AR 72581.
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