Veta Clift, age 88, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Garden of Memories with Rev. Donald Hunt officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2011, at the funeral home. Veta was born January 19, 1923, in Jones County, Texas to Roy and Havalia King. She married James E. Clift in 1940 in Jones County. She was a homemaker and a member of Assembly of God Church. She is survived by three sons, Dan Clift and wife Kim, Jerry Clift and wife Nancy, all of Sweetwater and James Clift and wife Isabel of Cedar Park, Texas; one daughter, Carolyn Smith of Gail, Tx; six grandchildren, James R. Clift, Ingrid Clift, Gerry Smith, James Smith, James E. Clift and John Clift; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Havalia King; husband, James E. Clift; three sisters; and two brothers.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hendrick Hospice, 1682 Hickory Street, Abilene, Texas 79601.