Mae Grace Currin Clayton, 86, a longtime resident of Stem, died Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Hillside Nursing Center in Wake Forest. A native of Granville County, the widow of Reuben Thomas Clayton and the daughter of the late Lester and Daisy Daniel Currin. She was a member of Tally Ho First Baptist Church and was retired from Murdoch Center. Memorial services will be conducted 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at Tally Ho First Baptist Church in Stem by Rev. Tommy Robertson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Janet Rasmussen (Christian) of Charlotte, Linda Holeman (Robert William “Buddy”) of Wake Forest and two grandchildren, Erika and Kyle Rasmussen. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Thomas (H.T.) Currin and James Earl Currin. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Tally Ho First Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Becky Boyd, 204 Hunters Road, Oxford, North Carolina 27565. Visitation will be held 12:30 – 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in the fellowship hall of Tally Ho First Baptist Church prior to the memorial services and at other times after the memorial services at 202 Sunset Street, Stem, N.C. 27581
"To Mrs. Mae Clayton's family, Mrs. Mae was truly a wonderful woman of God and she will be truly missed. We enjoyed our times of fellowship with her during our visits to see her at the nursing home and also sitting on her front porch after Wednesday night church services. Please know that we will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers. Rev. Robert and Wanda Oliver - Candler, North Carolina"