April 28, 2011

(9/10/1920 - 4/13/2011)

Carroll "Cotton" Clough, 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Friendship Village Hospice of the Valley, Tempe, AZ, on April 13, 2011.

The son of Melvin Glenn and Nelly (Hume) Clough, he was born on September 10, 1920, on the family farm in Wyaconda, MO. He served during World War II in the United States Army. Following his military service, he and his family spent many years living in Fairfield, IA working for the Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline. He and his wife retired to the Phoenix, AZ area in 1987.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Rose Clough, on March 4, 2002; and three brothers, M.G., Max, and Russell.

Survivors include his sons, Randy and wife Sandi of Burnsville, MN, Michael and wife Vicki of Albuquerque, NM, Curtis of Phoenix, AZ, and Chris and wife Deb of Lovilia, IA; his daughter, Linda and husband Charles of Phoenix, AZ; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and many other loving family members.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis, MO, with Pastor Homer Poor officiating. Inurnment will be in the Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, MO with military graveside rites handled by the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of Memphis.

Online messages of condolence may be sent to Mr. Clough's family via gfs@nemr.net.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis chapel.

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