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Ernest Clay

SoVaNow.com / February 28, 2013
Ernest Clay of 200 Hamilton Boulevard, South Boston, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at the age of 68. He was born in Halifax County on April 1, 1944 to the late Herman Clay and the late Ada Lovelace Clay.

He is survived by one daughter, Rose Marie C. Langford and husband, Stanley of Scottsburg; sisters-in-law, Janice Clay of Cluster Springs, and Jean Clay of South Boston; his former wife, Elizabeth Medina of South Boston; special friend, Anna Gladfelter; three sisters, Estelle Hodges of Nathalie, Corine Clay and Patty Clay, both of South Boston; one brother, Bobby Clay of South Boston; three grandchildren, Serenity Faith Horton, Benjamin Micheal Langford, and Gloria Michelle Langford; two step-grandchildren, Charles Hunter-Gray Langford and Katherine Grace Langford. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Sterling Ingram, Lillie Crews and Bonnie McKinney and two brothers, Stuart Clay and Floyd Clay.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. David Rathel officiating.

The family requests that those wishing to give memorials please consider Lake County Area Agency on Aging (LCAAA), 1105 W. Danville Street, South Hill, VA 23970 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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