Clifford Joe Parton, age 81 of Hayesville, NC passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Clay County Care Center.
He was the son of the late Horace Parton and Madge Anderson Parton. Clifford was a Veteran for the United States Air Force and worked at American Thread. Clifford loved God and his family and was a genuine soul who never seemed to meet a stranger. He always had a smile for everyone he met and a story to tell if you had a minute or two. There was always a kind word on his lips and a twinkle in his eye. He lived a life well lived.
He is survived by his wife, Mazelle Parton; daughters, Tonda Reynolds and husband Michael of Hayesville, Crystal Matheson and husband Jason of Hayesville, and Abby Parton of Hayesville; grandchildren, Brittany Wingate and husband Todd, D.J. Boone and wife Chyanne, and Easton Parton; and great granddaughter Madalynn Nemkovich.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 15 at 2:00 pm at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville. Rev. Wayne Matheson and Rev. Bill Dyer will officiate. Special singing will be provided by Jimmy and Johnny Hogsed. Burial will be at Laurel Hills Memorial Garden in Young Harris, GA with military graveside rites being conducted by the VFW Post 10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post #96 and D.A.V. Chapter #73 and American Legion Post #532 of Hayesville and VFW post #6812. Pallbearers will be Michael Reynolds, Jason Matheson, D.J. Boone, Daniel Nemkovich, Todd Wingate, Chris Phillips, Bob Ledford, and Jim Arrowood. Easton Parton will be an Honorary Pallbearer.
The family will recieve friends on Saturday, July 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
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