Edgar (Ed) Conrad Clifton died February 05, 2017 at Navicent Hospital Hospice Care, Macon, Georgia following a brief illness. He was a member of the Forsyth United Methodist Church and past member of St. Simons United Methodist Church serving on their Board of Trustees. A 1960 graduate of Mary Persons High School and business owner of Clifton Repair Service while residing in Forsyth, Georgia, Ed worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company in Atlanta, Georgia before relocating to St. Simons, Georgia in 1976 to open Service-N-Georgia, an appliance maintenance contractor to The Sea Island Company, and established RaTel Communications specializing in wireless radio and land-based telecommunications systems in Brunswick. Ed returned to Forsyth, Georgia in 1991 to enter in a successful partnership, Cliftree Appliance Service, with long-time friend Mr. Ralph Ogletree. Later, Ed worked as an independent contractor providing networked computing installation and maintenance services to the Monroe County Board of Education, offering telecommunications services to local businesses, and installing radio, computing, and signaling systems in newly purchased law enforcement vehicles. Ed held both a State of Georgia Master Electrical License and a Low-Voltage Wiring License and attended technical training courses in electrical installation; electrical motors; plumbing; electronic systems; troubleshooting; home and business appliance installation and maintenance; air conditioning mechanics; electronic telephone systems; computer technology, networking, and security; CableTV technology; industrial systems; sound system fundamentals; and home and business camera security systems. He served for four years in the Georgia National Guard in Forsyth maintaining radio and communications services. Edgar is the son of Edgar Calhoun Clifton of Delaware, and Vera Carolyn Abercrombie of Culloden, Georgia. He is survived by a wife of 54 years, Diehl Jensen Clifton, of Forsyth, Georgia; a brother-in-law, Charles C and Lola Jensen, of Smyrna, Georgia; two nephews, Erik Charles and Ruth Jensen and sons Hines and Troy of Marietta, Georgia, and Zachary Clark Jensen of Mableton, Georgia; and one niece Kara Jensen and Rodney Beaubouef and son Bonham and daughter Lucy of Sugar Hill, Georgia. Ed’s was cremated on February 6, 2017 and a private service held in accordance with his wishes. The family requests that donations be made to a favorite charity in his honor.Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of the arrangements.