Carl Jackson Clayton – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Carl Jackson Clayton, 75, of Central, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the University Hospital, Birmingham.


Visitation will be at Elkins Funeral Home Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friday. The funeral service will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Eddie Osborn and Wayne Wood will officiate. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.


Mr. Clayton was owner of Clayton Used Cars. He was a wonderful man and his family will miss his jokes. He loved to work on cars, fish and be outdoors. He was a member of the Nitrate City Church of the Nazarene.


He is survived by his wife Juanita Clayton; daughters Shelah Stutts(Chris) of Central and Denise Clayton (Carol Rose) of Muscle Shoals; son Anthony “D.D.” Clayton (Melinda) of Muscle Shoals; step-daughters Rhonda Vinson (Barry Lenz) of Central and Charlotte Vinson of Central; grandchildren Wendy Clayton, Kyle Clayton, Haleigh Stevenson (Chris) and Hunter Stutts; step-grandchildren Crystal Herston (Caine), Zach Vinson (Stacy), and Angie Butler; great-grandchildren Alexas, Chandler, Jaidah, Cali and Brycen; sisters Lucille Roden of Decatur and Shirley Bagwell (Ray) of Piedmont; many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by a step-daughter Jo Ann Hughes and a step-son Dwayne Vinson; brothers and sisters Nancy Faye Roden, Helen Roden, Pearl Roden, Olen Clayton, Timon Clayton, Aurther Clayton, Melvin Roden and Jamie Roden.


Pallbearers will be Kyle Clayton, Hunter Stutts, Ricky Clayton, Barry Lenz, Clifford Pope and Danny Balentine. Honorary bearers will be Dale Woods, Clifford Balentine, Aaron Wilburn and Greg Crow.


The family thanks the palliative care unit at UAB for their extreme kindness during this most difficult week.


You are invited to sign the on-line guest register at


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