Clifford Freeman Sellers, 72, of Olive Branch, Miss., formerly of Benton, passed away at 3:57 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.
A visitation will be held 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Leffler Funeral Home in Benton. Cremation rites were accorded.
Clifford was born April 14, 1945, in Batesville, Ind., the son of Clifford and Florence Sellers.
He lived with Charles and Helen Davis of Benton for 19 years. After Helen's death, he lived with Ron and Lynn Sutliff of Olive Branch, Miss., for the past seven and a half years. Most recently, he had been living with Lynn's daughter, Rhonda, and her husband, Kevin Arthur, of Mattoon.
Clifford loved school and was home-schooled by his aunt Neloa.
While living in Benton, he worked for the former Franklin-Williamson Human Services Workshop in West Frankfort. He also formerly worked at Hardee's in Indiana. He loved his church family at both Longview Baptist in Mississippi and Apostolic Center Church in Mattoon.
He enjoyed the many Saturday shopping trips to Walmart with Helen. He loved trains, and Rhonda had just told him she was going to take him on a train ride for his Christmas present from her family.
Survivors include his adoptive family, Charles Davis of Benton, Lynn Sutliff and husband Ron of Olive Branch, Miss., and Michele Noward and husband Clint and son Quentin, and little sister Cailynn of Benton; cousin Marilyn Reynolds of East Milam, Ind.; two sisters, Nancy Thola of Osgood, Ind., and Carolyn Cunningham of Gulf Port, Miss.; and his many friends whose lives he touched.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his adoptive mother, Helen Davis of Benton.
Leffler Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements. To leave online condolences for the family or share memories of Clifford, visit lpfuneralhome.com.