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Hervil Dean “D” Clayton passed away Thursday, March 17, 2005, in Theodosia, at the age of 59.
Hervil was born March 27, 1945, in Ozark County to Hillis Clayton and Beaulah (Mahan) Clayton. A graduate of Gainesville High School, Hervil and Arlene Edna Silvey were later married that year on Oct. 31 in Theodosia. He worked as a supervisor for Hodgson Mill for several years, and then was employed by Empire Gas Company. Also, he and his family ran a beef cattle farm.
He had accepted and devoted his life to Christ. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren, Cally and Kyle.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene Clayton, of the home, Theodosia; one son, Darrin Dean Clayton and wife, Lois, of Theodosia; grandchildren, Cally Clayton and Kyle Clayton, both of Theodosia; a brother, Harlin Clayton and wife, Donna, Theodosia; a half brother, Ronnie Clayton, Mtn. Grove; half sisters, Kathy Goodman and Connie Stephenson, both of Mtn. Grove; and his mother, Beaulah (Mahan) Clayton Mashburn, of Theodosia.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hillis Clayton, and a son, Dennie Ray Clayton.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 21, at 2 p.m., at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, with Jim Hillhouse and Justin Hillhouse officiating. Burial followed at Graham Cemetery at Longrun.