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Clifton Ray Saltz, 61

Clifton Ray Saltz, 61

Clifton Ray Saltz, 61, of Edneyville passed away in the arms of his family after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and was the son of the late Charlie Mitchell Saltz, Jr. and Juanita McGaha Saltz.

He was an apple grower, former trucker and a jack-of-all-trades. His favorite things were church, family, riding horses and hanging out with good friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Margaret; a wonderful daughter, Jean Marie; a special granddaughter, Victoria, who he adored; aunt, Inez Norman of Hendersonville; brother, Terry Saltz of Hendersonville; sister, Denise Fischer of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Dale Gilbert of In Jesus Name Church. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Dalton, Gary Beddingfield, Joel McCraw, Bill Shipman, Dennis Stepp and Elijah Farley.

A guest book and sympathy card is available at

Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.