The Times West Virginian


June 24, 2014

Clifton Light Sr.

Clifton J. Light Sr., 73, of Mannington, passed away Sunday (June 22, 2014) at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born Dec. 24, 1940, at North Fairfield, Ohio, a son of the late Clement Obet Light and Myrtle Ninevia Light.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Conrad Light of Mannington; a son, Clifton J. Light Jr. of Oklahoma; a daughter, Michele Lynn Ealy and husband Gary of Jefferson, Pennsylvania; a stepson, John Brian Nestor and wife Betty of Templesville, Maryland; a stepdaughter, Cindy Summers of Fairmont; four grandchildren, Kayla Dawn Ealy, Travis Aaron Ealy, Clifton J. Light III and Riley Joe Light; two stepgrandchildren, Natasha Myers and J.B. Nestor; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Pastor Light was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera Elaine Light, who died May 31, 2003; a son, Aaron Light, who died in infancy; three brothers, Ronnie Light, Clement Light and Harry Light; and three sisters, Helen Wilson, Carrie Malvane and Wanda Caswell.

Pastor Light was currently the pastor at Llewellyn Baptist Church, having served nearly 17 years, and had been a pastor for close to 40 years. He enjoyed going out on a boat and fishing. He loved being with his family and loved talking to people about the Lord and salvation.

Family and friends may call at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Edward Woods officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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