VINA, AL. – Clifton Henry Wooten, 87, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at his residence. He was a coach and principal for thirty years was an inductee of the Franklin County Sports Hall of Fame. He was a member of Pilot Hill Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He served as principal in Humboldt, Tennessee.

Graveside services will be at 12 noon on Thursday, October 2, at Pilot Hill Cemetery, Vina, Al. with Bro. A.H. Akins officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Hill Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of 63 years – Jeannine Wooten, Vina, Al.; four children – Randal Wooten (Carol) Vina, Al., Jimmy Wooten (Zina) Bartlett, Tn., Peggy Long (Ronnie) Olive Branch, Ms. and Paul Wooten (Laura) Jackson, Tn.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; special friend and co-worker – Michael Moomaw; three brothers – Cluston Wooten (Joyce) Vina, Al., Thomas Ed Wooten (Elizabeth) Rome, Ga. and Roy Lee Wooten (Faye Nell) Haleyville, Al.; one sister – Doris Williams (Lowell) Vina, Al. and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Shellie Scott Wooten and two sisters, Mary Lou Emerson and Eloise Paden.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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