AUGUSTA, Ga. - Specialist Hilda I. Clayton, age 22, of Augusta, GA., member of the 55th Signal Company, Combat Camera Unit, 21st Signal Brigade, Fort Meade, Maryland, passed away Tuesday July 2, 2013. Hilda was born on May 21, 1991 in Augusta, GA., and attended and graduated from Westside High School in 2009. Survivors include her husband, Specialist Chase E. Clayton, member of Charlie Company 1-30 IN 2 ABCT, 3rd IN Fort Stewart, GA.; her mother, Evelyn Suarez of Augusta, GA., and her father, Ellis Ortiz of Orlando, FL., 5 sisters, Josie Suarez of Augusta, GA., Milka Ortiz of Orland, FL., Annielis Ortiz of Orlando, FL., Elizabeth Guzman of Orlando, FL., Jessica Guzman of Orlando, FL.; 2 brother, Jesse Suarez of Grovetown, GA., Ellis Ortiz Jr.; mother-in-law, Ann Woodfork of Ft. Jackson, S.C.; Maternal grandmother, Miguelina Rosario of Bronx, NY; Paternal grandmother, Felicita Casto of Queens, NY., and Paternal Grandfather, Ruban Ortiz Morales of Puerto Rico. Family will receive friends Friday from 12 Noon to 8 pm at The Poteet Funeral Home, 3465 Peach Orchard Rd., Hwy. 25, Augusta, GA., 30906, 706.798.8886. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, 11 am at The Alexander Hall, 29805 Chamberlain Ave., Ft. Gordon Post, Augusta, GA. 30905. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Those attending the celebration on Saturday should enter Fort Gordon through Gate 1, off Gordon Highway/ Jimmy Dyess Parkway. Due to the expected volume of traffic, please allow plenty of time to enter Fort Gordon and to pass through security. Those attending should have with them an official picture I.D., such as a driver's license. In addition, drivers should have with them, vehicle registration and proof of vehicle insurance. Please sign the online guestbook at www.poteetfuneralhomes.com
Poteet Funeral Home, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Highway 25, Augusta, GA., 30906, 706.798.8886, entrusted with arrangements.
Published by The Augusta Chronicle from Jul. 6 to Jul. 19, 2013.