Clayton Coley Christian, 65, of Piedmont, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. He was a Vietnam War veteran serving his country in the U.S. Marines, and was the former owner of Mickelson Funeral Home. He retired from the maintenance department at Jacksonville State University. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Adderhold Christian; son, Chad Christian; mother of his grandchildren, Misty; brothers, Junior (Jenny) Eubanks, Tony (Deborah) Eubanks and Eddie (Glenda) Eubanks; sisters, Nancy (Max) Carey and Sharon (Forrest) Lester; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim (Sandy) Adderhold and Kathy (Keith) Word and grandchildren, Matthew and Brittney Christian. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clint and Dean Christian; mother, Mary Jane Eubanks; brother, Ronnie Eubanks; mentor and friend, Oscar Mickelson and mother-in-law, Mary Nell Adderhold. Funeral Services will be held today, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. from Dansby Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Deborah Moon and the Rev. Ted Anderson officiating. Visitation will be today from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Piedmont Memory Garden. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials to the local Disabled American Veterans organization, 114 N. Center Ave. Piedmont, AL 36272, or Ellisville Volunteer Fire Department, 7200 Al highway 9 south Centre, Al. 35960, or American Red Cross Association. Pallbearers will be Ricky Page, Frankie Wood, Elbert Bright, Dr. Bill Berry, Dr. Eric Clanton and Wade Sprouse. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Norton, Keith Pace, Gathan Burns, Ryan Maddox and Ted Pruitt. Dansby Heritage Chapel is honored to serve the Christian Family.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Sept. 15, 2013