Funeral services for Elizabeth Barfield Clanton, 85, of Lydia, were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Mt. Elon Baptist Church. The Rev. Robin King officiated with burial in the church Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family received friends Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mt. Elon Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 38, Lydia, SC 29079.
Mrs. Clanton, widow of Frances Lee Clanton, died Sunday, October 24, 2010. Born in Kershaw Co., SC, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Zealon Barfield and the late Irene Robertson Barfield Laney. Mrs. Clanton was a lifelong member of the Mt. Elon Baptist Church and was a charter member of Rose Trellis Garden Club. She spent her entire career lovingly and loyally working for the Mims Farms of Lydia as bookkeeper, confident and friend of the entire Mims family. Following retirement, she was employed for several years as Assistant Post Mistress of the Lydia Post Office. Mrs. Clanton has generously spent most of her time with her many, many friends and family members providing them with words of wisdom and life support, guidance and direction coupled with a hearty laugh, always. She enjoyed working in her yard and garden and took pleasure in sharing both.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl Clanton and Paul Ernest Walters of N. Myrtle Beach, SC; granddaughters, Christine Elizabeth Lee of Lexington, SC, Ashley Anne Lee of Charleston, SC; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Rose Lee of Lexington, SC; sisters, Lucy Barfield Elmore of Camden and Patricia Ann Barfield (James) Weidner of St. Petersburg, Fla.; godson, Zane Anthony Weidner of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews in the South Carolina area.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Jacqueline Barfield.