Mrs. Joyce Sims Clifton 1940-2019

Published 7:02 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2019

LANETT — Mrs. Joyce Sims Clifton, 78, of Lanett passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. She was born on September 29, 1940 at her family’s home in Huguley, Ala.

Mrs. Clifton is survived by her son, Jeff P. (Cindy) Bennett; her daughter, Cathy Stewart; five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Herman Bennett Sr.; her son, Joseph Herman Bennett Jr. and her sister, Lorene Weldon.

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Mrs. Clifton was a “firecracker” who didn’t mind sharing with others what was on her mind.  She was a very big University of Alabama fan. She loved life and all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019, at 2 p.m. EDT at the Johnson Brown-­Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. The Rev. Rusty Letson will officiate. Interment will follow in Johnson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. EDT at the Johnson Brown­-Service Funeral Home in Valley.

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Johnson Brown­-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.