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J.I. Clayton

Jan 31 1931 - Dec 18 2005

Mr. J. I. Clayton, age 74, of Princeton, Texas passed away December 18, 2005, in Dallas, Texas. He was born January 31, 1931, in Lucas, Texas to John Ira Clayton Sr. and Florence (Brown) Clayton. On June 9, 1950, he married Virginia Donihoo in McKinney. Mr. Clayton was a switchman for S.W. Bell for 35 years. He was a member of the College Street Church of Christ for 57 years. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Clayton of Princeton; daughter, Marian Cummings and husband, James of Garland, Texas; sons, Jerry Clayton and wife, Diana of Princeton and Ernie Clayton of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Noel and Brent Cummings, Jeremy, Jason, Clint, Mandy and Samantha Clayton; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Garrett Cummings, Conner Bradford and Brianna, Justin, Madison and Mason Clayton; and several nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandsons, Jay and Jayden Clayton; brothers, Herbert and Jessie Clayton; and sisters, Ora Rouse and Billie Crabtree. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, 2005, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Jason Clayton and Dennis Gerrald officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m., Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association.
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