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Carolyn Clayton

February 14, 1941 — September 11, 2021

Carolyn Clayton passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was 80 years old. Carolyn was born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1941, to Marlin and Maggie Curtis Evans. She worked several years for the Lee County Chancery Clerk’s Office. When a tragic personal experience changed her life, Carolyn channeled her energy by starting a nonprofit organization, Survival Incorporated. This advocacy for victim’s rights championed the cause of many families and individuals in the state of Mississippi and brought positive changes to laws affecting those touched by violent crime. Her efforts did not go unnoticed and she was awarded Victims Advocate of the Year. Carolyn brought much comfort into the lives of so many.
In recent years, Carolyn has enjoyed many satisfying activities such as attending auctions and yard sales, taking care of her flowers and watching the butterflies attracted to them, and of course spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was married to Joe Clayton for 58 years who passed away only two months prior. She was a member of Doty Chapel Baptist Church
Carolyn leaves behind two sons, Brad Clayton and his wife, Jeni, of Shannon and Rob Clayton of Guntown; four grandchildren, Nikki Lyle and husband, Matt, Kattie Clayton, Jack Clayton, and Carson Clayton; niece, Mindi Guin and husband, Stevie; nephews, Jessie Steward, Matt Clayton and wife, Donna, Clay Clayton and wife, Lisa; and brother-in-law, Jerry Clayton and wife, Tula.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; her daughter, Amy Clayton; sister, Martha Jo Lindsey; a grandson, Jamie Gillentine; and a very special friend, Jo Anderson.
Visitation for Carolyn will be 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at W.E. Pegues, Saltillo and will continue from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday. A private family graveside service will follow at Tupelo Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box, 2177, Tupelo MS 38803.
Expressions of sympathy and fond memories may be shared at www.peguesfuneralhome.com .
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