|Birth: ||May 13, 1906|
|Death: ||Nov. 18, 1974|
Funeral service for Clifford McDuffy Christian, 68, was held last Wednesday afternoon in the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Schull officiating. Burial was in the Maple Cemetery.
He was born on May 13, 1906 in Newbern, Tenn., and died in the Veterans Hospital in Memphis, on Nov. 18. He was the son of the late Daniel and Leona Christian.
When a small boy he moved with his parents from Tennessee to Pemiscot County and attended the Canada Switch schools.
On March 20, 1944 at Jefferson Barracks, he was inducted in the Unites States Army and received his Honorable Discharge at Jefferson Barracks, on Dec. 7, 1944.
He was married to Miss Cecile K. Medlin in Blytheville, on June 19, 1928.
Before retiring he was employed as a mechanic at Neely Brothers Implement Company. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cecile Christian, Caruthersville; three sons, Donald Christian, Redlands, Calif.; Billy Christian, Topeka, Kans.; John Christian, St. Louis:
Five daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Simonton, Caruthersville; Mrs. Patricia Whitson, Coloma, Mich.; Mrs. Wanda McCall and Miss Lynn Christian, Caruthersville; Mrs. Brenda Darnell, Memphis;
One sister, Mrs. Vera Mitchell, Caruthersville; and 10 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Roger Medlin, Floyd Hicks, Charles House, Ed Mitchell, Arden Speight, Howard Mott.
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville Mo. - November 1974
Son of Daniel Hezekiah "D.H." Christian and Leona Butler Christian. His grandparents were Mack Duffie Christian (06-20-1844 or maybe 1854) and Rebecca Leach Christian and Fitzgerald and Lou Yarber Butler. His paternal great grandfather was L. K.
He moved to Pemiscot Co., Mo. from Tennessee with his parents and siblings in 1911, settling in the small community of Canady. He attended the Canady Switch schools. The family later moved to Caruthersville, Mo. where he met and married Cecile Katherine Medlin on June 19, 1928.
On March 20, 1944 at Jefferson Barracks, he was inducted in the United States Army and received his Honorable Discharge at Jefferson Barracks on Dec.7, 1944.
Before retiring he was employed as a mechanic at Neely Bros. Implement Co. His hobby was raising hybred roosters.
He was the father of Donald Leon Christian, Billy Gene Christian, Raburn Christian, Rebecca Sue Christian Eledge Simonton, John Wayne Christian, Patricia Ann Christian Whitson, Wanda Lou Christian McCall, Brenda Kay Christian Darnell, Lynne Christian Butler and Chris DeWyatt Storey.
His siblings were Jimmie Vera Christian Mitchell, Johnny L. Christian and Etta Christian.
Daniel Hezekiah Christian (1879 - 1962)
Leona Butler Christian (1875 - 1965)
Cecile Katherine Medlin Christian (1909 - 1998)
Donald Leon Christian (1929 - 2005)*
Billy Gene Christian (1930 - 2011)*
Raburn Clell Christian (1933 - 1936)*
Rebecca Sue Christian Simonton (1940 - 1994)*
Wanda Lou Christian McCall (1948 - ____)*
Created by: wanda
Record added: Aug 23, 2008
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