Ora Lee Clayton

February 19, 1922 ~ March 16, 2020 (age 98)


Mrs. Ora Lee Clayton, 98, of Broadway passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at Liberty Commons in Sanford. She was born in Harnett County, the daughter of the late James Henderson Brown and Nettie Loveday Holder Brown. Ora was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Edward Clayton; granddaughter, Cindy Fulton; brothers, Ferrel, Eustace, Edmund, Royce, Jim and sisters, Jean and Delsie. She was a beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. Ora loved to cook for family and enjoyed welcoming everyone into her home. She was an active member of Antioch Baptist Church and the Doers of the Word Sunday School Class. Ora was the oldest living member of Antioch Baptist Church until her death. 

Ora is survived by 4 daughters, Glenda Clayton Patterson of Broadway, Diane Clayton Hunter and husband, Johnny of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, Lois Weatherhogg of Lemon Springs, Karen Clayton of Lillington; 2 sons, Carl Clayton, Jr. and wife, Jackie of Broadway, Marshal Clayton and wife Robin of Mamers; 8 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sister, Mona McNeill and husband, Clarence Cordavent of Sanford; brother, Jerry Brown and wife, Linda of Oregon.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Antioch Baptist Church in Mamers with Rev. Rick Beacham and Rev. Dan Deaton officiating. The family will receive friends after the service and other times at the home of Marshal and Robin Clayton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, P.O. Box 525, Mamers, NC 27552.

Due to the current COVID 19 outbreak, the family understands if you are unable to attend. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


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Graveside Service
March 18, 2020

2:00 PM

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