Connie Marie Clifton passed away on December 11, 2022 at the age of 71 in Chattanooga, TN. The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother Danny Sellars, is 1 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2022 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN. Interment in Watson Cemetery will follow the service. Pallbearers: Austin and Zachary Morphis, Chris Johnson, Charles E. Watson, Sherman Kellow, and Doug Dockins. Honorary Pallbearer: Landon Morphis. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m.
Mrs. Clifton was born July 15, 1951 in Lebanon, TN to Gertrude Lee and Charlie Watson. She loved cooking and laughing, and being with her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing and country music. She attended Christian Life Chapel. Mrs. Clifton was survived by her children Clarissa (Lee) Morphis, David Sloan and Johnny James, grandchildren Austin, Landon and Zachary Morphis, Sirus Wilson, Hailey and Bailey Atkinson, brother Charles (Patricia) Watson, sisters Jean Kellow, Jenny McPeak and Teresa Sellars and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband James Clifton, parents Gertrude and Charlie Watson, brother Jerry Watson, sisters Sue Watson Withers and Jo Watson, half-siblings Charlene Rogers, Mildred Harris, Charles “Buddy” Watson, Eula McCantless, and Ruby Stoops and nephew Joey Dockins. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.