Claude J. Clifton, Jr., age 95 of Pinehurst died Thursday (November 9, 2017) at Quail Haven Retirement Village in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


A native of Danville, VA he was a son of the late Claude James and Mary Cassell Clifton. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII. Claude worked as a brick mason early in life and later retired as a building inspector for Fairfax County, VA.


He was preceded in death by his son Claude J. Clifton, III. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Ann Taylor Clifton; daughter Marty Young and husband Greg of Charleston, SC; sons Randy Clifton and wife Courtney of Southport; grandchildren Travis Clifton, Kelly Sasher, Chris Young, Katie Cramer and Sam Clifton; great grandson Caden James Sasher.


Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150, Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or to any child charity of choice.

Powell Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the Clifton family.

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