Clifton Avery Stroud, age 86, of Habersham County, GA, died Sunday, December 2, 2018 from complications of a stroke in October.
Avery was born on June 4, 1932 to the late Luther& Annie Pearl Erwin Stroud. Avery was a Navy veteran, a graduate of Piedmont College, and an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. He had a distinguished career with Blue Cross Blue Shield for 30 years. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Gwen Farrow Williams Stroud; his former wife, Edith Franklin Stroud; his sisters: Myrtle Pritchett, Kathleen Stroud, and Pauline Dooley; and his brothers: Leo Stroud, Reece Stroud, Hubert Stroud, Vernon Stroud, Bruce Stroud, Marion Stroud, Alfred Stroud, and J.C. Stroud.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Carol Stroud and Wayne and Mary Ann Stroud; daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Steve Thomas; step-sons, who were truly like his own, and their spouses: Ron and Nancy Williams, Richard and Darlene Williams, Byron and Emily Williams, and Ben and Leslie Williams; and brother and sister-in-law, Don and Jean Stroud. He was a very proud, loving Papa to 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, Georgia.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, December 7, 2018, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, in honor of the love of his life, Gwen, to Georgia Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, Georgia 30346.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia.