Josephine Stone Clifton

Born: Tue., Jun. 12, 1928
Died: Sun., Feb. 22, 2004

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Josephine Stone Clifton, age 75, of Greensboro, Georgia died Sunday, February 22, 2004 at Athens Regional Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Greene County, she was born June 12, 1928 to the late Joseph Ellison Stone and Nellie Evelyn Little Stone. She attended grammar school in Siloam and graduated from Greensboro High School, class of 1945. During her working career, she worked for Charlie Poulous at City Cafe, Lena Hy Garment Company, Ted Tedder''s Cafe, Nathanael Greene Restaurant, Hometown Manufacturing, Townehouse Restaurant and Granite Shoals Marina. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro. Affectionately called "Miss Jo", she was well known for her cooking. She is survived by two daughters, Edna C. Ogletree and husband Pete of the Greshamville Community and Mary C. Switzer and husband Jamie of Greensboro, GA; two sons, Richard Edward Clifton of White Plains, GA and Wayne Keester Clifton and wife Dianne of Siloam, GA; a sister, Shirley Walden and husband Raymon E. of Stockbridge, GA; three brothers, W. L. "Pep" Stone of Greensboro, GA, Clifford Stone and wife Quida of Comer, GA and Ed Stone and wife Fran of Hendersonville, TN; and four grandchildren, Eric Foster, Jonathan Clifton, Josh Clifton and Kala Jo Ogletree. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Clifton Jr., in 1990; a sister, Eva Lois Griffith; and a grandson, Kyle Foster.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro with Rev. Richard Chewning and Rev. Ed Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Greensboro City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Rick Ward, Ernie McLain, David Dellinger, Raymond Arthur, George Boswell, Brian Arthur, Chris Merritt, Jeff Cross and Charles Crumbley. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Murray, Harold Hayes, Jerry Kearney, Earl Engel, Buddy Lindsey, Cotton Boswell, Bobby Boswell, Bobby Roper, Jere Power and Dean Stewart. The family requests that any memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 216, Greensboro GA 30642 or the Athens Regional Medical Center Guest House, 1199 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at to sign the guest register.

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David Ashley
   Posted Mon February 23, 2004
We are sorry to hear the loss of Miss Jo, She will be greatly missed. If you need anything let us know. David and Jeanie Ashley

John & Eloise Cawthon
   Posted Tue February 24, 2004
Miss Jo was a wonderful, hard working lady and will be greatly missed by many.

Keith, Shawn and Callie Ann Ellenberg
   Posted Thu February 26, 2004
Our thoughts and prayers are with your families. We will miss Miss Jo. She was always so kind to us. Love to you all.

William Poole
   Posted Thu February 26, 2004
Jo was a jewel of a lady!! My condolences to the family.

Mark Ellenberg
   Posted Mon March 01, 2004
I am so sorry for your loss. May God bring piece to you and your family.

mark a lanford
   Posted Tue March 09, 2004
miss jo always called me by my last name...and always made me feel welcome when i came to greensboro...she will be missed.