STATE ROAD — Bernie Edward Clifton, 61, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013. He was born July 11, 1951, in Surry County to the late Marlin Isaac Clifton and Mae Ruth Creed Clifton. Surviving are his children, Chad Clifton, Kimberley (Rex) Lawson, Jason (Amber) Midkiff; grandchildren, Garrett Lawson, Schae Lawson, Bradley Midkiff, Isaac Midkiff; great-grandson, Terrance Anderson; sister, Ruth (Mickey) Vestal; and brothers, Donald (Judy) Clifton and Johnny (Sharon) Clifton. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church by the Rev. John Attaway. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Jonesville. Memorials can be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, P.O. Box 130, State Road, NC 28676. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Jonesville is serving the Clifton family. Online condolences can be made at www.gentryfuneralservice.com.