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Keith E. Clayton

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Keith E. Clayton 1948 - 2009 BENNINGTON Keith E. Clayton, 60, of 1485 Highland Ave., Cheshire, Conn., formerly of Bennington, passed away May 26, 2009, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was the husband of Lynn Baker Clayton whom he was married to for 40 years. Born on Sept. 18, 1948, in Bennington, son of Kenneth Sr. and Genette Woodward Clayton, he graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor's degree in education. In 1973, after Keith obeyed the Gospel, he started teaching the lost to become saved. He worked diligently day after day contacting people who would be interested in studying. Keith started preaching full time in 1978 in Milton; from there he started a new work in Bristol, then the church moved to Middlebury. In 1994, Keith moved to Waterville, Maine, to work with church there, then to Connecticut in 2003, where he preached at Church of Christ in Wallingford. Over the course of his life Keith has converted many to Christ. Keith always enjoyed the particular challenges and rewards that came with working with small churches in New England. He worked with small Churches of Christ in Vermont, Maine, and finally, Connecticut. Besides his wife and parents, Keith leaves two sons, David Clayton of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Seth Clayton of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Myra Clayton of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Kenneth Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Vergennes, and Daniel Clayton of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; a sister, Kathryn and her husband, Bruce Brockelman of Shirley, Mass., three grandchildren, Jeremy, Savanah, and Sierra, and several nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services for Keith will be Friday, May 29, 2009, at at 12 p.m. The ALDERSON FUNERAL HOME of Cheshire, 615 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410. Calling hours will be from 11 until the time of the service. Burial will be Saturday, May 30, 2009, at 10 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Arlington, Vt. To view these arrangements, send a condolence, or light a candle please visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com
Published in Bennington Banner on May 28, 2009
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