WATER VALLEY -- Elnora Clifton, Route 1, Water Valley, Kentucky, born December 10, 1927, died May 7, 2017, at 11 a.m.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Brown Clifton, whom she married in 1950. She later married Ray Boyd, who died in 1998. She was pre-deceased by her youngest child, Patrick Humphrey Clifton, who died at the age of 7 in 1961; parents, W.W. (Bill) and Edna Humphreys from the Fulgham community, and more recently her sister, Evelyn Brown.
Elnora worked for Henry I. Siegel Co. in payroll for almost 40 years. She was a lifetime member of Mount Zion Old Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she and Brown were the first couple to marry in the church. She was one of the three female elders and served as clerk of the elders for many years.
She is survived by her children, Pam Clifton Hagan of Louisville, Kentucky, and Phil Clifton (Deborah) of Water Valley, Kentucky; grandchildren, Amie Tooley (Tim), Zach, Nick and Emma Tooley, and Greg Clifton (Hannah), Libby and Jack; brothers, George Humphreys (Jetty), David Humphreys (Carole), and Clifford Humphreys (Janice); and a sister-in-law, Rose Clifton. She also has many loving nieces and nephews.
She was a member for many years of the Order of the Eastern Star, Water Valley. where she served in several leadership roles.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in Fulton with burial to follow in the Mount Zion Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the funeral hour.
Memorials may be made to the Clinton-Hickman Co. ICF, 366 S. Washington, Clinton, KY 42031; Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-7100; Alzheimer's Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.