April 1, 1930 ~ January 8, 2020

Born in: Franklin County, NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Ruby Grey Clayton, 89, of Fairview, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born April 1, 1930 to the late Ernest Woodlief and Lucy Pearce Woodlief. She is preceded in death by her husband of fifty-seven years, Lowell Reid Clayton; son Barry Clayton; daughter, Deborah Clayton, and numerous brothers and sisters from Wake County area of NC.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Anita Clayton Hutchins of Matthews; daughter-in-law, Donna Clayton of Fairview; grandsons, Travis Clayton (Amy) of Fairview, Russell Clayton (Melissa) of Brandon, FL; granddaughters, Krista Stirewalt (Clayton) of Charlotte, Ashton Harrington (Josh) of Concord; great grandchildren, Denver, Jillian, Grant and Izzy Grey Clayton.

A funeral service will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Chapel. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209.

Services

Visitation: January 12, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

(828)299-4416
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Service: January 13, 2020 10:00 am

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Chapel
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711

828-252-3535

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss! You and the family are in our thought and prayers. There are no words. She is at peace and you will be with her again.

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