WAYNESBORO, Ga.- Mrs. Melrose Pope Clayton, 86, entered into rest Sunday, October 3, 2004 at McDuffie Regional Hospital in Thomson, Ga.
Born in Jenkins County, Mrs. Clayton had lived in Waynesboro for over 50 years. Mrs. Clayton worked 35 years for Samson's Mfg. retiring in 1996. Mrs. Clayton was a member of the Rosemont Heights Baptist Church, Waynesboro.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday October 6, 2004 at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Alderman and Rev. Earl Saxon officiating. Burial followed at Burke Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Clayton was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Clayton and son, Don Roy Clayton.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Silas and husband, Cary, of Thomson; son, Frankie Clayton and wife, Cathy, of Waynesboro. Mrs. Clayton is also survived by five grandchildren, Kim Meadows, Rob Clayton, Craig Clayton, Clay Silas, Neal Clayton and four great-grandchildren, Trevor Clayton, Reed Clayton, Jackson Clayton and Hunter Clayton.
The following gentlemen have been asked to be pallbearers: Roy Black, Roy Pope, Tommy Clayton, Jesse Williamson, Kenneth English, Reimer Pope and Joey Phillips.
Arrangements by Deloach-Kennedy Funeral Home.