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Dale Ray Clayton
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Obituary for Dale Ray Clayton

September 10, 1937 - September 1, 2017

Dale Ray Clayton, 79, of Owens Cross Roads, passed away Friday.
Dale graduated from Arab High School in 1955 and then joined the army in 1956. While in Germany for 30 months, he was fortunate to visit these European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, and France.
After his time in the military, he served on the Town Council of Owens Cross Roads for over 14 years. He worked for Golden Flake Snack Foods over 17 years, starting as route salesman and getting promoted to Regional Sales Manager in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA. When they moved back to Owens Cross Roads, he worked as Marketing Manager for Sunbeam Bread. Then he and wife Cornelia started doing market work for Mobil/Exxon and Citgo traveling all the states of Alabama, Virginia and West Virginia. When not at work, he loved to golf, hunt, and fish with his family and loved watching Bama football games most of all when we were all together. He retired with Cornelia at their home in Owens Cross Roads.
He was preceded in death by father, J.B. Clayton, and mother, Olivia Clayton.

Surviving are Cornelia Craft Clayton, his wife of 57 years, son, Michael Clayton and his wife Andrea, granddaughter, Morgan Clayton Clark and Great Grandson Colton Jase Clark, grandson, Montana Clayton, brother, Gary Clayton and his wife Donna, sisters, Sharon Honea, and Wanda Siniard and many nieces and nephews that he loved very much.

Visitation will be Sunday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Monday at 1:00 pm with Rev. Doug Browner officiating.

Interment will be in the Moon Cemetery.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Hope Funeral Home

2500 Oak Grove Road
New Hope, AL 35760

Funeral Ceremony




1:00 PM
New Hope Funeral Home

2500 Oak Grove Road
New Hope, AL 35760

Cemetery Details


Moon Cemetery

340 Cave Spring Rd.
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763


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