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Colonel Clifton Markum died Dec 5 1967
Hillsboro Daily Mirror Obituary notice dated December 8, 1967:
Clifton Markum, 58, of Tahoka, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Methodist Hospital in Lubbock. Funeral will be at 4 p.m. today in Marshall and Marshall Chapel with Rev. Cecil Anderson of Birome officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetary. Mr Markum was born in Tennessee. He moved to Hillsboro and lived here 50 years before moving to Lynn County in 1960. He was married to Miss Ura Mae McBroom in Hillsboro Dec. 11, 1931. Mr. Markum was a member of the Sweet Street Baptist Church of Tahoka and a member of the Tahoka Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Don Yeaman of Burleson and Mrs. J.W. Rhoades of San Antonio, and four grandchildren