Margaret Alice Clifton

December 29, 1946January 1, 2018

COLUMBIA - Best friend for fifty years and wife for forty-seven years, Margaret Alice Clifton, 71, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. Born in Toledo, Ohio on December 29, 1946, she was the youngest daughter of the late Mike Casali and Alice Hilty Casali. Margaret was a longtime office/hospital manager of Battle Animal Care Clinic and loved her job and the people there. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Clifton; daughters, Ashley Clifton (Jason Hill) and Alicia Hale (Ray); grandchildren, Nicos Hill, Rayn Hale, Rabon Hale, and Jason Hale; sister, Mary Twining (Richard); and niece, Andi Fleming. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her grandson, Dominic Hill and nephew, Michael Twining. Margaret loved and was loved by her family. A special family tradition Margaret truly enjoyed was their annual Easter Egg Hunt. She loved coming up with different themes and making all family members dress up in crazy costumes much to her amusement. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210; or to the ASPCA (Humane Society), 121 Humane Lane, Columbia, SC 29209. Please sign the online guestbook at


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Dennis Thompson

January 26, 2018

She was the only student in our class at Bancroft Hills School who was younger than me in our class. We started Kindergarten when we were 4 yrs. old. Margaret was always a very nice person with parents to match. Very sorry to hear of her passing.
Dennis Thompson

Mike Lewis

January 14, 2018

Margaret has always been a special person to Cody and me and we will always remember her as a kind, generous and as thoughtful of a person as we could have ever known. She will always bring smiles to our faces when we think of her. That's the best legacy anybody can leave is to bring joy to those who knew her well.

Sue Shell DeMichael

January 10, 2018

To MaryAnn and all of your family,
What a sweet message to your sister. So sorry for your loss and sorry that I did not know her down here.
Your DHS classmate.

January 6, 2018

Tom, I wish I could have met the love of your life. You always spoke so lovingly about her and how lucky you were to have Margaret in your life and your two wonderful daughters. God Bless.

David Lowery

January 6, 2018

You loved our dogs as if they were your own. We always appreciated all the love and caring you showed our babies.
You will be greatly missed. Heaven has gained an angel. You will be missed by us. Amy Lamonato, Montana, Issabella, and myself.

Beverly Prock

January 5, 2018

Ms. Margaret you will truly be missed. Your loving heart to all and the kindness you showed everyone. I pray for your family at this sad time. Keep spreading your love and joy in heaven.

Hughes Family

January 4, 2018

You were so kind and sweet and funny. I pray you know how much you were loved and appreciated! Condolences and prayers for both your families

Charlie Fisher

January 4, 2018

Margaret will be missed. I always looked forward to speaking with her at Battle Animal Clinic. I especially loved to hear her voice.

Caitlin Gomez

January 4, 2018

Ms. Margaret has a soul you could never forget! She always thought of others, before herself. Thank you for the laughs and good times. I know so many people are thankful for your love, we are all so lucky to have known you!

virginia edelstein

January 4, 2018

Ms Margaret will be truly missed by all. She loved her job with Dr Battle and we loved her. Prayers for your family during this time.