Let the memory of Ray be with us forever.
  • 68 years old
  • Born on January 23, 1951 .
  • Passed away on July 29, 2019 .
Carroll Ray Clayton, 68, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham..
A native of Granville County, he was the son of the late Willie Grey Clayton and Peggy Mayton.  He was a lifetime member of Tally Ho First Baptist Church. 
He retired from the carpenter shop at John Umstead Hospital in Butner. He was a master carpenter and loved building for others and he was a number one Duke fan. Other hobbies included hunting and running dogs with a special group of friends “Ray’s Boys”. 
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:00 am at Tally Ho First Baptist Church by Reverend Eddie Nutt. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter Kelly Clayton Anderson (Scot) of Oxford, Anthony “Tony” Ray Clayton (Amanda) of Providence, three sisters, Wilma Clayton Woodall (Keith) of Stem, a twin sister, Faye Clayton Middleton of Creedmoor and Margie Clayton of Stem, three grandchildren, Mason Anderson, Rayleigh Clayton and Hallie Clayton. He was predeceased by his wife Wilma Bagbey Clayton.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 2, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and other times at the home.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Tally Ho First Baptist Church “Building Fund” at 1692 Sanders Rd. Stem, NC 27581.
Posted by Gene Bullock on August 3, 2019
Ray was a joy to have known since childhood at stem school always a smiling and laughing. Person. He is not hurting any more at peace with Wilma they will walk in heaven together hand and hand prayers for his family
Posted by Gail Robertson on August 2, 2019
I will miss your smiling face, for the times we laughed about our stories of our grandkids. And even tho i won't see you sitting behind me at church,or hearing you having one of your coughing spells and me passing cough drops or candy to help ease the cough, YOU will always be a blessing from the Lord that I will ALWAYS be grateful for! I may get a little emotional losing another special friend,but my heart will be joyful knowning you and Wilma are together again. God Bless my friend, Till we meet again. Love Gail
Posted by Debi Brotherton on August 2, 2019
We are so very sorry for your loss! Ray was a wonderful, inspiring Christian man who we were very blessed to know. He touched many lives and will never be forgotten. Our hearts and prayers are with you all! 
Posted by Amy Overstreet on August 1, 2019
Although my heart is so very heavy right now for losing the absolute BEST Uncle in the world I rejoice knowing you are no longer in pain. Your fight was so courageous,brave and heroic. Hope your reunion with Aunt Wilma,Grandma,Grandaddy,my Daddy and all the others was as joyous as you ever imagined. I will always cherish each and every memory with you. Until I see you again...... I love you!
Posted by Jessica Price on July 31, 2019
You will forever be one of the sweetest men I have ever met. Some of the best hunting days were spent at your place and I know those grandbabies will miss you tons! I will miss seeing you around and think about you every hunting season. Rest In Peace sweet man!
Posted by Karen Carden Klcardwn on July 31, 2019
Kelly,Tony and Family so sorry for your loss of your Father and Bother and Uncle
Posted by Kenneth Harp on July 31, 2019
Ray was one of the best friend and neighbor that anyone could ask for. His family and mine grew up together and I have a lot of fond memories of him. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. The community will not be the same without him. My heartfelt prayers goes out to his family at this time.
Posted by Linda Holeman on July 30, 2019
Buddy and I are so sorry for your loss. Ray was a special person. I know you will have many special memories in you heart to help you all through this difficult time and in the future. Love Buddy and Linda Holeman

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