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Barbara Clifton

December 13, 1929 — October 17, 2023

Point


Services for Barbara Clifton, age 93 of Point, Texas, will be held at 2:00 P.M on October 20, 2023, at Wilson - Orwosky Funeral Home. The visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M at the same location. Following the service, Barbara will be laid to rest at Emory City Cemetery with Casey Cox, Chris Peters, David Traylor, Brennan Potts, Brad Potts and Doug Shipp serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Max Fletcher, Floyd Green, Kenneth Nienast, and Rob Potts will be serving as a heavenly honorary pallbearer

Barbara Clifton, beloved Co-Owner of True Value in Emory, born on December 13, 1929, in her hometown of Emory, TX, peacefully entered the Lord's arms surrounded by her loving family in Point, TX on October 17, 2023.

Barbara was a woman who exuded love and warmth. Her greatest joy came from her family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids, who she cherished as her biggest blessings. She had a deep love for them that was infectious to all those around her.

In her younger years, Barbara could often be found tending to her yard with passion and dedication. Her green thumb made her yard a beautiful oasis that brought joy to anyone who laid eyes upon it. However, it wasn't just her love for gardening that made Barbara remarkable. Her culinary skills were exceptional as well. Family gatherings were never complete without Barbara's famous fried chicken. It was a dish that could never be recreated or competed against - a true testament to her unparalleled talent in the kitchen.

Those who knew Barbara knew that she had an adventurous side as well. She loved making mischief with her best friend going to the boats - always finding ways to have fun and create unforgettable memories together.

Barbara had a wide range of hobbies and interests that brought joy to her life. From tending to her beloved azaleas in the yard to engaging in bead work, particularly making Christmas stockings, she found solace and creativity in these activities. Game nights were also a highlight for Barbara as she would gather with friends for spirited rounds of dominoes or cards. During the Christmas holidays, she would delight in baking delicious treats and spreading joy to her loved ones through her culinary creations.

Beyond her personal pursuits, Barbara took immense pride in being "Nana" to her family. It was a title she cherished and wore with honor. Additionally, she played an integral role in the renovations of the Emory Courthouse, leaving a lasting impact on her community. As an active member of the Emory Methodist Church, Barbara dedicated herself to assisting in any way she could to support the congregation and their mission. Her selflessness and willingness to help others made her truly beloved by the community she served.  

Survived by daughter; Jeannie and husband JD Cox of Longview, TX, son; Steve and wife Kim Haupt of Point, TX. Grandchildren; Lindsie and Chris Peters of Longview, TX, Casey Cox of Austin, TX, and Amanda and Charlie Butler of Emory, TX. Great-children; Hadley, Jace, Preston and Ava.

Preceded in death by her mother and father Emogene and Jim Welton Nabors, husband Raymond Clifton, brother Billy Nabors, and son Phillipp Haupt.

Barbara's kind and loving nature will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Her legacy as a devoted family member and community pillar will live on forever in the hearts of those whose lives were touched by her presence.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Emory Methodist Church or Family First Hospice in Greenville, TX.


Special thanks to Cori Slemmons and everyone with Family First Hospice. Your outstanding care to Barbara means more to her family than anyone will ever know.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, October 20, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Wilson - Orwosky Funeral Home

803 N. Texas St., Emory, TX 75440

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 20, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Wilson - Orwosky Funeral Home

803 N. Texas St., Emory, TX 75440

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Interment

Friday, October 20, 2023

3:15 - 4:15 pm (Central time)

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