Age: 76 Address: Micaville,North Carolina Date of Death: Monday, April 7, 2014 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Clifton Jason Briggs of Micaville went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 7th after an extended illness.
A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Anderson and Leathea Laws Briggs. He was also preceded in death by brothers: Edgle and Stevie Briggs.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 54 years, Louise Ray Briggs; daughters: Deborah Autrey and husband, Rev. Dennis Autrey and Wanda Briggs all of Burnsville and Tammy Pitman and husband, Tim, of Bakersville; 5 grandchildren: Jennifer Autrey, Dwayne Autrey and wife, Crystal, Justin Autrey and wife, Michelle, and Amanda and Deanna Pitman; 5 great grandchildren: Kylie, Ivey, Daeus, Alexander and Talon; 3 step great-grandchildren: Eli, Mariah and Brielle; a special niece, Regina Briggs Carroll and her family, along with several other nieces and nephews; brothers: James Briggs, Leonard Briggs and wife, Evelyn, Kenneth Briggs and wife, Janice, L.C. Briggs and wife, Cherel, Willard Briggs and wife, Joan, Howard Briggs and friend, Cathy; sisters: Opal Shook and husband, Charles, Maggie Wilmoth and husband, Art, Barbara Harding, and husband, David, Flossie Fox and husband, Edison, and Mary Ellen Murphy; and a sister-in-law: Carliss Briggs.
Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday in Bowditch Union Church of which he was a member and Deacon. Revs. Ronnie Whitson and Dennis Autrey will officiate. Burial will be in the Clifton Briggs Family Cemetery on Sam Jones Road.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 P.M. Friday at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home where the body will remain until taken to the church to lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church.