Clifford Laxton, 79, of Oneida, passed away February 23, 2014, at his home.

Born in Oneida, September 21, 1934, he was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Lottie Honeycutt Laxton; wife, Louetta Posey Laxton; son, Eddie Laxton; sister, Nellie Cotton; and nephew, Carl Jacks.

He was proud to be a 52 year active employee of Armstrong Hardwood Flooring Company.

He is survived by Virginia Erwin, daughters: Sherry (R.G.) Lewallen, and Rita Laxton; grandchildren: Jason Laxton, Dustin Laxton, Cain Laxton, Grant Lewallen, and Stephanie Lewallen; great-grandchildren: Kaelie, Jacie, Lilah, and Emma Grace; brothers: Jr. (Mildred) Laxton, and Chester Laxton; sisters: Betty (Dean) Lawson, Margaret Potter, Ann Terry, Loretta (Dan) Jacks, Wilma Jones, Charlotte Randolph, and Sandra (Jimmy) Pleasant; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted February 27, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home. Graveside service was conducted February 28, at Jacob Laxton Cemetery.

Arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.

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