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.


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

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


Funeral Service: January 13, 2020 10:00 am

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


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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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