Rebecca Dalene "Dee" Clayton, 88, of Dexter, Mo., formerly of Wardell, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at Dexter.
Born June 27, 1919, in Dexter, daughter of the late Albert Lee and Ethel Ada Harris Thomasson, she was owner/operator of B and B Grocery, she managed the New Madrid Country Club and sold real-estate. She was a member of the Caruthersville First Baptist Church.
On April 28, 1967, in Caruthersville, Mo., she married Ulysses W. Clayton, who preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 2004. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Karen Stoker and Carol Underwood; two brothers, Billy Jeff and Charles Thomasson and two great-grandchildren, Charles Carroll and Jonathan Bradley Ledbetter.
Survivors include five children, Judith Acord, of Dexter, Shelly Fisher and husband, Jake, of Portageville, Mo., Mike Clayton and wife, Linda, of Hayti, Mo., and Bill Clayton and wife, Margaret and Diane Hensley, all of Wardell; 11 grandchildren, Teresa Smith, Russell Stoker, Kris Underwood, Stacey Young, Stephanie White, Matt Clayton, Tiffany Ledbetter, Tara Moody, Tracey Maddock, Kim Gilmore and Danny Hensley; 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held today, Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Wardell Baptist Church with Bros. Griff Walker and Roger Wooten officiating.
Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.
Pallbearers were Brad Ledbetter, Mark Moody, Danny Hensley, Matt Clayton, Rusell Stoker and Lewis Gilmore.
John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.