Ms. Clayton died on Sunday, September 17, 2006, at 5:15 p.m., at her home following a two-year battle with cancer.
Ms. Clayton was born on March 11, 1952, in Marion. She was the daughter of Fred and Dean Clayton of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Clayton was a Jewelry Designer; was a 1970 graduate of Caldwell County High School; attended Western Kentucky University, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority; and attended Dallas Fashion Merchandising College in Dallas, Texas.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Anita Clayton of Franklin, Tenn.; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol Clayton and David Birdsong of Brentwood, Tenn.; a niece and her husband, Lauren Clayton and Micah Lester of Gracey; four nephews, Louis Clayton of Lexington, Matthew Birdsong, Carson Birdsong, and Ross Birdsong, all of Brentwood, Tenn.; a great niece, Ella Ross Lester of Gracey; and multiple friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, Inc., 101 West 18th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.