Iris Wingfield Clifton

November 7, 1926 - November 29, 2019

Iris Wingfield Clifton of Ridgeway who was known affectionately as “Gra” passed away Friday, November 29, 2019.
She was born in the Snow Creek section of Franklin County on November 7, 1926 to the late Luther Alfred and Maggie Cahill Wingfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Reid Clifton; brothers, Melton Wingfield and Reeves Winfield; sisters, Marie McGhee, Madie Corns, Ina DeHart and Ivey Campbell.
She was an active member of Horsepasture Christian Church and Class #7 until her declining health. She loved her family and will remembered for her quick wit, sense of humor and her mandatory Friday trips to the beauty shop.
She is survived by daughters, Lydia Clifton of Ridgeway and Leisa Walker and son-in-law Alex of Lynchburg. She is also survived by her grandson, Austin Reid Walker of Richmond, who was the apple of her eye, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Horsepasture Christian Church with Reverend David Cuthbertson officiating.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Tender Years Adult Home and Mountain Valley Hospice for their care and kindness. In addition, the family wishes to thank Terry Parker for her friendship and love.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 730 East Church Street, Suite #13, Martinsville, Virginia 24112.
Collins Funeral Home in Bassett is handling arrangements. To express on-line condolences please visit