Ada — Services for Mary Lois Clifford, 98, Ada, are 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Rocky Point Missionary Baptist Church at Lula, the Rev. Don Parr officiating. Burial follows at Lula Cemetery. The family is receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Clifford died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at her home. She was born Nov. 19, 1914, in Lula to Henderson G. “Sonny” and Bessie Cross Gore.
She graduated from Chilocco High School in 1932. She also went to school at Lula through the 10th grade.
She married Dillon Raymond “Chock” Clifford in 1933 in Stonewall. He died Aug. 12, 1981.
During World War II, Mrs. Clifford was a welder. Later, she was a seamstress at the Wrangler Plant and had worked in housekeeping at Valley View Regional Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of Rocky Point Missionary Baptist Church and a former member of the Lula Home Demonstration Club.
Survivors include four daughters, Maxine Sweat, Stonewall, Marcine Brooks and husband Donald, Lula, Helen Leader, Bowlegs, and Debbie Kindrick and husband Will, Savannah, Texas; three sons, John Clifford, Owl Creek, Donnie Clifford and Ronnie Clifford, both of Ada; a sister-in-law, Louise McCurdy, Ventura, Calif.; 19 grandchildren, Debbie Ann Herndon, Rickey Thompson, Linda Forrester, Bessie Eddy, Dwayne Brooks, Diana Banker, Kay Brauning, Sami Clifford, Terri Escobedo, Traci Jimenez, Dayton Clifford, Dakota Clifford, Stormy Clifford, Justin Clifford, Tiffany Clifford, Davey Johnston, Janet Milburn, Jared Clifford and Daniel Clifford; 39 great-grandchildren, Kristen, Brooke, Sarah, Brandon, Ricky, Billy, Brandi, LaRhonda, Ronnie Alan, Lindsay, Michael, Christopher, Jeff, Derek, Aubrie, Desirae, Jamie, Dennis, Justin, Jason, Megan, Morgan, Lance, Sherri, Clayton, Rebecca, Elena, Maddy, Rylan, Rush, Remington, Dawson, Bryce, Treston, Emma, Chase Ryan, Diana, Alison and Ashley; 27 great-great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Cetieva, Patience, Gague, Hunter, Logan, Annberlynne, Aiden, Juliette, Cheyenne, Chloe, Ella, Payton, Kade, Kamdym, Boston Charles, Abri Lynn, Wynter, Summer, Chebon, Christian, Anthony, Max, Chloe, Camryn, Brison and Brianna; one great great great grandchild, Aliyah. She was also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Dickie Clifford; four sons-in-law, Clovis Thompson, Louis Hale, Bobby Joe Sweat, and Charles (Sonny) Leader; two great-granddaughters, Nanette Brauning and Ryan Clifford; and a sister, Oma Hokett.
Bearers are her grandsons. Honorary bearers are her great-grandsons.