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Shirley Mae Clayton

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Shirley Mae Emigh Clayton, 90, of Mills River, passed away peacefully, Monday, December 7, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. A native of Kittanning, PA, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Raymond and Clementine Parker Emigh and wife of the late Earl Fortner Clayton for 57 years. She had lived in Asheville, NC from 1946 to 2007 and had spent her last 8 years living with her son and daughter in-law. Devoted to Christ, she was a member of Etowah Baptist Church. Mrs. Clayton is survived by her daughter, Janice Kay Clayton Whitted and her husband Mike of Big Canoe, GA; son, Jim E. Clayton and his wife Dawn of Mills River; four grandchildren, Jennifer James and her husband David of Fairview, Paige Heatherly and her husband Toby of Fletcher, Ashleigh Pierce and her husband Brit of Woodstock, GA and Chris Whitted and his fiancé Heather Estes of Westminster, CO. and five great-grandchildren, Talon and Jadyn James, Kennan Heatherly and Braden and Ansley Pierce. A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, December 12, at Etowah Baptist Church. Rev. Brian Henderson and Rev. Matt Williamson will officiate. Burial will follow in Piney Grove Cemetery in Swannanoa. The family will receive guests from 12:30 until 2:00 PM Saturday at the church. The family wishes to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff of Four Seasons Compassion for Life and the Elizabeth House for their loving and compassionate care given to mother during her last days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life Elizabeth House, care of TMCFunding.com. To offer condolences online, please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.
Published in The Times-News on Dec. 9, 2015
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