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James L. Clifton
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1932
Drew County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Dec. 26, 2011
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA

James L. Clifton, age 79, of Lafayette, formerly of Chicago, died at 4:10 p.m. on Monday, December 26, 2011 at IU Arnett Hospital. Born August 7, 1932 in Wilmar, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Jimmy and Lanie Orr Clifton.

On September 28, 1956 he married Dorothy Page in Chicago. She preceded him in death on March 25, 2005. He married Joyce Compton Lacor on June 22, 2007, and she survives. Mr. Clifton was a commodity handler for A. E. Staley for 30 years. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church, where he served as an usher, and Floyd Lodge #23. He was an avid baseball fan.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Russell Clifton and Craig Clifton (wife, Lisa), daughter-in-law, Kathy Clifton all of Lafayette; two stepsons, Jeffrey Currin of Lafayette and James Currin of Seattle, WA; four grandchildren, Brianna, Deanna, and Paige Clifton, and Erik Murray; one great-granddaughter, Tianna Murray; and his godson, Darius Livingston. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Clifton, and two sisters.

Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday at Second Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Wm. Barrett, Sr. officiating. Burial to follow at Burr Oak Cemetery in Chicago. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Second Baptist Church. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

Published in the Journal & Courier on December 28, 
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Burr Oak Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Sherry Salla
Record added: Dec 28, 2011
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James L. Clifton
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James L. Clifton
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 Added: Dec. 28, 2011

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