Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Mary Tyson Claxton

The Dublin Courier Herald 4-3-1953

                       Mrs. Claxton Rites Saturday

 Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Tyson Claxton, 80, of Wrightsville Route 1,will be held Saturday, April 4, at three pm from Nails Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Rufus D. Hodges and Rev. Sidney Claxton officiating with Adams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 Pallbearers will be grandsons, Pearly Claxton, M. L. Calxton Jr., Lamar Claxton, Bobby Joe Claxton, Billy Claxton, and Franklin Claxton.

 Mrs. Claxton, the widow of the late Bennett Claxton, died April 2 in a Dublin hospital, following two weeks illness. She was born and reared in Johnson County and had resided at her present address for a number of years. She was a well known matron of Johnson County and throughout this section. She was a member of the Nails Creek Baptist Church.

 Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Annie Mae Rowland of Wrightsville and Mrs. Rufus Williams of Kite; three sons, Zack J. Claxton of Bartow, Bennie L.Claxton of Wrightsville Route 1, and Milton Claxton of Wrightsville; 29 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; nephews,Dr. E. B. Claxton, Dr. M. Z. Claxton, Rev. J. L. Claxton, all of Dublin, and many other nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

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Mary Tyson Claxton was the wife of my 1st cousin, 3x removed.

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