Lemuel Hugh “Mell” Clayton
Augusta – Mr. Lemuel Hugh “Mell” Clayton, 81, beloved husband of the late Mary Harrison Clayton, who died on July 6, 2013, entered into rest on Monday, July 29, 2013, at the Charlie Norwood V.A. Hospital
Funeral services will be held this Friday, August 2, 2013, at 11:00 A.M., from the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. Clayton, a native of Water Valley, MS, was the son of the late Lemuel Hugh and Hester Viola Clayton Sr., and had made Augusta his home since 1953. He had worked for the City of Augusta Police Department as a patrolman, at the R.C.C.I for ten years as Captian of the Guards and finally retired from the Richmond County Zoning and Planning Department. Mr. Clayton was a previous member of Asbury United Methodist Church and was currently a member of Liberty United Methodist Church and had served in both churches as an usher. He was a 32 degree Mason, and a member of the John S. Davidson Lodge. Mr. Clayton loved to do woodworking, was a master gardner and loved being in his home.
Mr. Clayton is survived by his children and their spouses, Jimell F. and Karen Clayton of Navarre, FL, Joyce L. and Keith Gentry of Ponce de Leon, FL and Richard H. and Lisa Clayon of Appling, GA; his sister-in-law, Eleanor Harrison of Augusta; his grandchildren, Christopher Clayton, Stephanie Young, Tricia Owens, Kathryn Clayton, Joseph Clayton, Drew Clayton and Jessica Gentry; as well as his great grandchildren, Taylor Owens, Tyler Owens, Celeste Clayton and Erin Clayton.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the general fund of Asbury United Methodist Church, 1305 Troupe St., Augusta, GA, 30904.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.