Vera Mae Norris Clifford

Vera Mae Norris Clifford, 92, a long-time resident of Elizabethtown, passed away at Hardin Memorial Hospital on January 24, 2020. She was born in Barren County near Nobob, Kentucky on August 15, 1927. She was the youngest of eleven children born to her parents, David Sibley Norris and Cledo Linda Crabtree Norris. Her dad was a farmer and her mother was a homemaker and master seamstress. She married Julius C. Clifford in 1946 and they became the parents of 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls. Vera was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved being with her family. She was a wonderful cook who prepared many, many meals for her family on a daily basis. Her beef stew and cornbread were second to none! In 1955, she had one leg amputated, but never let that deter her determination to keep going and to keep taking care of her family. In addition, Vera as a long-time member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Preceding her in death were her parents, David Sibley and Cledo Linda Norris; her husband, Julius C. Clifford; a son, Darrell Bernard Clifford; and a grandson, Bradley Keith Clifford. Ten brothers and sisters also preceded her in death: Ralph G. Norris, Herbert Frank Norris, Earvin Lewis Norris, Johnny Robert Norris, Christine Norris Miller, Walter Nelson Norris, Darcus Corrine Norris Bailey Hall, Sally Norene Norris Sheffield, George Carl Norris, and Thena Jewell Norris Wilson. She is survived by six children, Carolyn Ann (Tommy) Skaggs, Linda Lee (Bruce) Burgess, and Warren Leslie (Jane) Clifford all residing in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Julius Cecil (Janet) Clifford of Campbellsville, Kentucky, Gary Wayne (Jan) Clifford of Hodgenville, Kentucky, and Rebecca Jean (Buddy) Miller of Cecilia, Kentucky. Additionally, she is survived by 17 grandchildren: Doug, T.J. and Michael Skaggs, Brian and Scott Clifford, Amy Miller Hueneman and Aaron Miller, Leslie Clifford Smith and Jason Clifford, Erik, Matt, Ashley, Alex, Seth, and G.W. Clifford, and Chris and Jonathan Elmore (step-grandchildren). She was also blessed and survived by 33 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hardin County Animal Shelter. Condolences may be expressed online at


Monday, January 27, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Monday, January 27, 2020 starting at 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home