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Milton C. Brown, Jr.

Lieutenant Colonel Chaplain Retired Milton C. (Mickey) Brown, Jr. passed away peacefully September 26 in Tacoma, WA. He graduated from Clifton High School, Clifton College, Texas Lutheran University, and Luther Theological Seminary. He served twenty- one years as Army Chaplain, including two stints in Germany and one in Vietnam. He then served over twenty years as forensic counselor in the State Hospital in Tacoma, WA. Milton, Jr. married Hildegard Hink. They had four daughters: Kristin, Kim, Kara, and Kelly. He is survived by his four daughters, three sons-in-law, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister Dorothy Ann Brown of Clifton, and nieces, nephews, and many cousins and friends. He has chosen a military memorial service in the Military Cemetery near Tacoma.

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Verna Lee Colwick Jones

Verna Lee Colwick Jones, 99, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Sunset Home in Clifton. Born on February 19, 1918 in Cranfills Gap, Verna was the daughter of Syvert and Jennie Reesing, immigrants from Norway. She was the youngest of eight children. Six of her brothers and sisters served in World War I and World War II. She attended school in Cranfills Gap where she rode her horse, White Sox, to school each day. White Sox could outrun all the other boys’ and girls’ horses. White Sox would not let anyone but Verna Lee ride her. After high school graduation, Verna Lee enrolled in Clifton Junior College where she met Orville Jones. A star athlete from Turnersville, Orville played football and basketball at Clifton College. The couple married in 1938 and moved to a farm in Turnersville. Verna Lee was a housewife and helped with farm work. After the birth of their son Barry, her life revolved around motherhood.

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27
Sep

Gwyn Christy Christensen

Gwyn Christy Christensen, 78, of Cranfills Gap ended his long battle with cancer and COPD on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, September 28, 2017 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Cranfills Gap with Pastor Ryan Pederson officiating. Burial will follow at the Rock Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00m P.M. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Clifton Funeral Home. Gwyn was born November 3, 1938 on the family farm outside of Cranfills Gap. He attended school in Cranfills Gap and graduated from the University of North Texas. He was confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church and was still an active member. He had a long career in sales and management in the semiconductor industry spending almost 20 of those years with Texas Instruments in Dallas. He enjoyed golf, fishing and going to the horse races. He is survived by his wife, Teresa; son, Chris of Keller; daughter Heather of Austin; grandchildren, C.J.

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27
Sep

PEGGY JOYCE HALL FOSTER

Peggy Joyce Hall Foster, a resident of the Sunset Home in Clifton passed away on Sept. 19, 2017. A memorial service is planned for Oct. 28 at First Baptist Church in Clifton. The obituary will follow.

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27
Sep

CHUCK GRANT PIERCE

Chuck Grant Pierce, 61, of Clifton passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at his residence. Graveside services were held Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at the Evans Cemetery, Cranfills Gap with Pastor Ty Brown officiating.

Chuck was born July 4, 1956 in Fresno, CA to George and Juanita (Healon) Pierce. At the age of 17, he joined the Army and later the Marines and National Guard. He also attended Fresno Community College for auto mechanics.

In 1979, he married Tina Ann Wons and they had four children, April Lee, Billie Jo, Christina and Hope. In 1987, he and his family moved from California to Brady and later back to California. They returned to Texas in 1992, making Clifton their home.

Chuck worked for Davis Trucking Company, Valley Mills Care Center and did many other types of work over the years.

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Sep

B. I. Dahl, Jr.

Rev. B. I. Dahl Jr., 92, a longtime resident of Clifton passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 peacefully at home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M.  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Clifton with Bishop Erik Gronberg of the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America presiding.

Born December 4, 1924 in Waco, he was the son of B.I. Dahl Sr. And Emma Knust Dahl.  B.I. Jr. grew up on the family farm in the Womack Community and later graduated from the Luther Theological Seminary. On October 4, 1952, he married Vivian Myrvold. They lived in Washington State and served the congregation of the Vashon Island Lutheran Church from 1952-1957.

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Sep

Barbara Ann Tanner Morrow

Barbara Ann Tanner Morrow age 80 of Walnut Springs, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 in Waco, Texas with family by her side.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Walnut Springs Baptist Church. Rev. T.J. Joyner and Rev. Jeremiah Rue officiated. Visitation was from Noon until service time at the church. Burial was at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Walnut Springs. Pallbearers were Greg Morrow, Derik Morrow, Ryan Morrow, Patrick Macenko, Bryan Bowman and Brady Dempsey.

Barbara Ann Tanner was born on December 27, 1936 in Walnut Springs to Archie Tanner, Jr., and Eva Hazel Goyne. She was a 1955 graduate from Walnut Springs High School. After High School she moved to Fort Worth and became a military wife for a number of years.

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Sep

Michael D. Burns

Service for Michael D. Burns, 68, of Cleburne, was Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in the First Baptist Church of Cleburne. Dr. Danny Crosby and Dr. Steve Mullen officiated. Burial was in Baker-Lain Cemetery. Pallbearers were Justin Campbell, Bobby Horton, Greg Fletcher, Jason Finch, Mike Campbell, Danny Wallace and Richard Jackson. Visitation was Tuesday, at Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home.

Michael D. Burns passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 in Ft. Worth. He was born June 17, 1949 in Corpus Christi, TX. He married Deborah Kay Cheek on March 1, 1969 in Corpus Christi.

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Rev. B.I. Dahl, Jr.

Rev. B.I. Dahl Jr., 92, of Clifton passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Full obituary to follow. Condolences may be made at www.cliftonfh.com

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Timothy Cook

Timothy “Tim” Cook, 53, of Clifton passed away at Providence Hospital Sunday, August 27, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 1, 2017 at Church of Christ, Clifton with Minister Steve Countryman officiating. Burial will follow at Oswald Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Clifton Funeral Home.

Tim was born November 6, 1963 to Clifford Cook and Lula Belle (Oswald) Cook. After graduating from Clifton High School in 1982, he attended TSTI. He worked for David’s Grocery, Gearench, and Cross Creek Furniture, where he made cushions for all of the couches. He also worked for Clifton Moulding and Clifton Independent School District. In 1991, he married Beth Pipes. Tim had a love for fishing and hunting, but did more fishing in the last few years. He was a member of Church of Christ, Clifton. Preceding him in death were his mother and sister, Beverly Cook.

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