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Visitation: 12:00- 2:00 P.M. Wednesday March 13, 2019 Whitley's Funeral Home
Service: 2:00 P.M. Wednesday March 13, 2019 Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: West lawn Memorial Park China Grove, North Carolina
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Clifford Ray Tutherow, 76, of Kannapolis went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 9, 2019 from Tucker Hospice House, Kannapolis following a period of declining health.

Clifford was born January 15, 1943 in Rowan County, NC a son of the late Lloyd Ray Tutherow and Edna Marie Reynolds Tutherow.

Also preceding him in death were three sisters; Delores Faggart, Polly Tutherow, Margaret “Snook” Basinger, a brother Paul Tutherow and a granddaughter Caleigh Tutherow.

Family members left to cherish his memory are his wife of 56 years; Norma Lipe Tutherow of the Home, one son, Todd Tutherow and wife Michelle of Kannapolis, one daughter, Kim Harrelson of Kannapolis, a sister, Ruth Hames of China Grove, a grandson Kenny Harrelson and wife Courtney and one great grandchild Krimson Harrelson.

Clifford was a lifelong member of Landis Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a foreman at Cannon Mills Plant #1, #7 Cloth Room with 25 years’ service. He later worked for Hitachi Metals until his retirement. Clifford was an avid fisherman and enjoyed watching the Blue Angels Air Show. He will be remembered as a great husband, dad, grandfather, great grandfather and was a favorite uncle to his nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Nelson Wright. Interment will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove with military graveside rites conducted by the US Navy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 Noon until 2: 00 P.M. prior to the service. At other times they will be at the residence.

The family request that memorials be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Online condolences may be sent to www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
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From: Gina Childress Terry
"My thoughts and prayers are with my family! Daddy and Clifford are rejoicing in heaven together with Aunt Edith and all the others gone on before us. We will see him again. Ray Gene Childress's daughter. Gina Terry"
From: Linda G. Long
"Norma and family, May God give you peace and comfort. Much love and many prayers"
From: Dennis Felker
"Norma, I just learned of Clifford's passing. I am so sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed seeing him. Prayers for your family, especially to You, Todd, and Kim."
From: Rick W
"While in high school I worked for Clifford many years ago at Cannon Mills. He treated me with kindness and respect every single day. I want you to know that had a big impact on me and how I wanted to treat others. I know he will be missed on this earth but he is rejoicing with the Lord right now. My condolences to your whole family"