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Clifton Neil Danford

August 27, 1933 November 14, 2005
Clifton Neil Danford
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Clifton Neil Danford, age 72, of Ava, Ohio, died Monday, November 14, 2005, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. He was bron August 27, 1933, in Ava, son of the late John William and Nellie Belle Davis Danford. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a member of the Painters Union and was a structural steel and bridge painter, and was also employed by Tam Jennings as a furniture mover. He attended the former Bethel Baptist Church as a child. He was an avid hunter and trap and skeet shooter, and was a member of the McDonald's Coffee Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, William Keith Danford. He is survived by his wife, Clara Jean Schott Danford, whom he married December 27, 1952; two sons, Jeffrey N. (LuAnn) Danford of Salesville and Christopher J. (Marry Lea) Danford of Cary, North Carolina; one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (D. Denise) Denius of Ava; seven grandchildren, Justin and Rudy Denius, Jessica Mackey, Katie Danford, Ryan Danford, Patrick Danford, and Nichole Danford; one great-grandson, Cade; and one aunt Dorothy Bates of Ava. Friends may call Wednesday, November 16, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell, where the service will be Thursday, November 17, at 11AM with Pastors Rodney Reeves and John Powell officiating. Burial will be at Halleys Ridge Cemetery, Ava, with military graveside services conducted by the Noble County Veterans Service Organizations.
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