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OBITUARY: Danny Lee Clifton

ROCKINGHAM — Danny Lee Clifton, 71, of Rockingham, went to sleep on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Born in Lumberton Feb. 12, 1951, he was the son of the late Daphine Grant Clifton Spruytte and Donald Ray Ellis.

Danny served for eight years with the United States Army. He was a long-distance truck driver by trade and owned and operated Ellis Transport until his retirement in 2011 due to health issues.

He was preceded in death by both parents; sister, Connie Ellis Fowler; and infant grandson, David Clifton Rich.


Danny is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Brenda McDonald Clifton, of the home; sons, Lewis Edward Rich (Rebecca) of Poquoson, Virginia and Donald Lee Clifton (Angie) of Rockingham; daughter, Sara Beth Graham (Ken) of Rockingham; sisters, Joyce Spruytte Smith (Barrett) of Siler City and Cindy Ellis Traylor of Georgia; brother, Wade Ellis of Tennessee; two grandsons, four granddaughters, one great-granddaughter; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 from 2-5 p.m. at the family home. The family will have a private burial service.

Harrington Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Clifton family.

Online condolences may be made at harringtonfuneralhome.com.

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