Clifford W. “Top” Newton, age 82 years, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away Wednesday morning, January 10, 2018, at 1:09 AM at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Clifford, affectionately known as “Top”, was the eldest of 4 sons born to Clifford Lawrence Newton and Golda (Murrie) Newton on July 12, 1935 in Simpson, Illinois. Top was united in marriage to Velma Carlton on May 30, 1954 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Buncombe. She survives.