James "Cliff" King

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LEICESTER – James “Cliff” King, 80, of King Freeman Dr., died Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Memorial Campus, Mission Hospitals.

A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late Greene and Cordelia Sharpe King. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Samantha Radford, a sister, Rosa Lee Johnson, and by a brother, Greene King, Jr.

He is survived by two daughters, Janet Radford and husband Gene, and Pam Frisbee; grandchildren Kelli Nix and husband Jason, and Stephanie Frisbee; sisters Wilma Franklin and husband Harold, and Vergie Sams; brothers Sanford King, Donald King, and Robert King and wife Millie; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ricky Wolfe officiating. Interment will follow in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Sams, David Sams, David Woody, Davey Woody, Randy King, and Jason Nix.

His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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  1. Janet,Pam,and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Cliff. I have so many memories of him when we were growing up. I would spend the night with Janet and Cliff would always be there. It seemed like he always had a car he was working on downstairs in the driveway or he was in the kitchen knocking around. He always had a kind word for me. There were many Sundays after church that we would all be setting at the bar eating lunch in the kitchen. Those good memories are the ones you hang on to at times like these. I hope you know how much I love ya’ll and how much your family and friendship have always meant to me and my family. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry that you have the loss of your Dad/Grandpa/family member. I know that you are all leaning on The Lord thru this and He will get you thru it. He alone is able! Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Please do not hesitate to call on us. If we can do anything at all to help we will be happy to do it. God bless and keep all of you!

    Donna,Charles,Austin & Savannah Maynor

  2. Janet,

    I am so sorry about the loss of your father. You and your family will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers. Arleen and I will be out of town this weekend, but please know if there is anything we can do to help you during this time, we are available.

    Arlo & Arleen

  3. Janet and Pam,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Take care of each other.


  4. Pam & Janet, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. My heart goes out to both of you!!! Just know we will see them again. I love you girls.

  5. Dear King Family; I am the widow of Gelene’s brother Daniel; She has always spoke highly of you dad to me so I just wanted you to know how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that I will be praying for you during this time.
    May God Bless all of you. Vickie

  6. Janet and Pam,
    Our prayers are with you and your loved ones. May God comfort you as only He can. Cherish the memories.

  7. Pam, Kelli, and Stefanie…
    I am so sorry for the loss of your father/grandfather. I will be praying for all of you during this difficult time.

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