Clifton Lee Gwaltney Sr.

Published 9:00 pm Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Clifton Lee Gwaltney Sr. of 2210 Florida Ave., Suffolk, departed this earthly life on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

He was a native of Suffolk and predeceased by his parents, John Henry Clark and Erma Gwaltney, and a son, Clifton L. Gwaltney Jr.


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Clifton was an employee of Planters division of Kraft Foods and retired after more than 40 years of dedicated and faithful service. He was a member of First Baptist Church Mahan Street, Suffolk, where he was past chairman of the Deacon Board, a board member of the Hoffler Home and a Trustee Board member of the church.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Gwaltney; three daughters, Kathleen Beale (Robert), of Hampton, Veronica Gwaltney Hughes (Darrell), of Suffolk, and Devieta Moore (Bishop Darin Moore), of North Carolina; a son, Barron Dwight Gwaltney, of Portsmouth; sisters, Joan Wilson (Astor), of Hampton, Barbara Hampton, of North Carolina, Betty Jean Green, of Arizona; a brother, Roy Clark, of Franklin; nine grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at the First Baptist Church, 112 Mahan St., Suffolk, at noon. Burial will be in Nansemond Suffolk Cemetery.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Harris Funeral Home, Suffolk. You may send condolences to the family at