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Clifton Lewis

1951 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Clifton Lewis Obituary

ARDEN - Clifton Jay Lewis, 60, of Arden, N.C., formerly of Ithaca, N.Y. went to dwell in Heaven on Monday, May 21st, 2012 at his home. He was born September 10th, 1951 in Valley, PA. to the late Roscoe Lewis and Helen Hensley Lewis Clutter.

Mr. Lewis attended Erwin High School in Asheville, N.C. after which he began a long career in carpentry over the course of which he built several houses in Buncombe County. He later relocated in Ithaca, N.Y. where he worked for Roger and Sue Dennis at the Hudson Heights Apartments for thirty five years. He finally returned home to Buncombe County to be near his family.

Mr. Lewis enjoyed being around people and was known for his infectious laugh. He had a passion for music, and was a formidable guitarist, preferring the twelve-string, and was a song writer.

He leaves to cherish his memory three daughters, Corinna Lynn Lewis, Amanda Gale Hughes and Laura Lee Hopper; a son, C.J Lewis, Jr.; his former spouse and mother of his daughters, Barbara Gentry; six grandchildren, Dakota Williams, Hogan Lewis, Eli Zane Anderson, Dylan Hughes, Austyn Hughes, Tevin Greene and his "almost granddaughter", Kayla Montgomery; three sisters, Mary Ball, Linda Jenkins and Geraldine Littrell; three nieces, four nephews and several family members in Pennsylvania.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, from noon until 5 PM at Lake Julian in Arden, N.C.

He will be forever loved and missed by many.

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on May 27, 2012
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