Clifford J. Clauss passed away November 30, 2018

            Mr. Clifford J. Clauss of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Friday, November 30, 2018, at the age of 79.  He was born September 6, 1939 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Felix and Louise (McChesney) Clauss.  On March 6, 1964, Mr. Clifford Clauss married Miss Evelyn Hall, and together they spent 54 years.

            Mr. Clauss retired from Arkansas Steel Associates in 2008, following over 20 years of service.  He was an avid Steelers fan, and enjoyed playing golf and collecting model trains.  He was a good man, who loved his family dearly.  Mr. Clauss took great care in cooking holiday meals for his family, and always enjoyed a good cigar.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Louise Green.

            Mr. Clauss is survived by his wife of 54 years, Evelyn (Hall) Clauss, of the home; one daughter, Lisa Clauss Tharpe and husband, Stacey, of Hallsville, Texas; two grandchildren, Channing Miller and husband, Chad of West Columbia, Texas, and Devon Tharpe of Hallsville, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Everly Miller; and a lifetime of friends.

            Friends may visit at the funeral home, Sunday, 4:30- 6:00 p.m.  Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Monday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

            Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.