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Clara Herndon Clayton

March 30, 1931 — June 4, 2023

Charleston, South Carolina

Clara Herndon Clayton

Clara Herndon Clayton, 92, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 4, 2023. Her Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 12, 2023 in the Church of the Good Shepherd at 1:00 pm, and burial will follow at Live Oak Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.
Clara was born March 30, 1931 in Williams, South Carolina, daughter of the late Roy E Herndon and Nellie Crosby Herndon. 

Clara was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, which later became Church of the Good Shepherd. She was active in the choir and the altar guild.

She was employed by Perry-Mann Electric Company and the James Island Public Service District for most of her career as a secretary / office clerk.

Her hobbies included sewing, cross-stitch, bowling and supporting her husband, Joe, by working the concession stand at America Legion Baseball games, where she enjoyed harassing the umpires from behind home plate. 

She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Clayton Lefter (Phil) and Linda Clayton McMillan (Jimmy); grandchildren, Amanda McMillan and Joseph McMillan (Danielle); great-grandchildren, Kensley Grace McMillan and Sawyer Owen McMillan; sister, Hazel M. Fox; sister-in-law, Frankie N. Herndon; and cousin, Ann Burris Dawson and her son Kevin Dawson. In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Joseph Melvin Clayton; and brother, Roy E. Herndon, Jr.

The family would like to thank Clara's caregivers over the last few years, including Angelic Home Care and Concierge Services at Ashley Park, Crescent Hospice (Candace, Melody and Gretchen) and the staff at Oak Harbor Healthcare. 
Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations can be made in Clara's memory to the Church of the Good Shepherd (1393 Miles Dr., Charleston, SC 29407) or to American Legion Baseball  (c/o Tony Cadden, 1176 River Road, John's Island, SC 29455).


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