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Green Alex Clayton / December 05, 2017

Green Alex Clayton Jr., 79, of North Chesterfield died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at Chippenham Hospital, Richmond.

Mr. Clayton was born in Mecklenburg County on March 10, 1938 to the late Green and Elizabeth Allen Clayton. He received his education in the Mecklenburg County Public Schools and Southside Virginia Community College. At an early age, he joined Rocky Mount Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army as a paratrooper. Mr. Clayton retired from Nottoway Correctional Center after twenty plus years of service.

He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted partner, Virginia Bullock of North Chesterfield; five daughters, Jean Hines (Alex) of Chesterfield, Octavia Clayton (Chris Webley) of High Point, N.C., Debra Clayton (Steve Pruitt) of Anderson, S.C., Verrhonda Bullock of Chesterfield and Verlicia Bullock (Jevonne) of Brooklyn, N.Y., three sons, Anthony Clayton of Nashville, Tenn., Green Clayton III (Antonia) of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Marcus Clayton of North Chesterfield; fifteen grandchildren; one brother, Robert Clayton of Clarksville; two sisters, Doris Townes (Charles) of Clarksville and Annette Clayton of Boydton and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Clayton was preceded in death by one son, Irvin Clayton, and one brother, Willis Clayton.

A funeral was held Saturday, Dec. 2, at Rocky Mount Baptist Church, with Elder Charles D. Allen officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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Arrangements are by C. H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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