Mr. Jack Ellis Clifton, age 82, of Cedar Bluff, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2009 in a Richlands, Virginia hospital.

He was born in Whitewood, Virginia and was the son of the late Walter and Flossie Ratliff Clifton.

He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a Farrier his entire life. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Bernice Clifton Joyce Mullins, Grace Clifton Whitt, and Zelma Clifton Honaker Gregg; and one brother, Norman Clifton.

Survivors are: One Son: Jed Clifton of Lebanon, Tennessee

Four Sisters: Exie Clifton Carey of Akron, Ohio

Edith Clifton Cantrell and husband, Calvin of Cedar Bluff, Virginia

Jean Stanford Malone of Richmond, Virginia

Bennie Stanford of Butte, Montana

One Brother: Roger Long of Richmond, Virginia

There will always be a special place in the hearts of Josie Perkins, Criss, Melanie, and Candice Yates who were special and precious friends to Jack. Jack knew them all for many years and became like family to them. He shared their homes and his life with them on many occasions as his own family.

Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Tazewell County Animal Shelter. Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Virginia is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at (