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Obituary: Donald Alton Clay, 97, of Lockesburg


Donald Alton Clay, age 97, a resident of Lockesburg, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in his home.

He was born June 25, 1923 in Wetumka, Okla. He was an X-ray Technician and retired from the Federal prison system. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a medic. He enjoyed gardening, was an avid golfer and a member of the Methodist Church of Lockesburg.

Mr. Clay was preceded in death by his parents, Joel Washington and Leta McKellar Clay; five brothers, Herman “Dago” Clay, J.T. Clay, L.B. Clay, Robert Henry Clay and Cecil Clay; three sisters, Nelda McPherson, Joyce Gore and Marilyn Groves.

He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Dixon Clay; two sons, Bill Clay and John Clay; two daughters, Linda Baker and Toni Russell; one step-daughter, Pam McAnelly, two step-sons, John Smith and Scott Smith and one special grandson, Dalton Smith; one sister, Melba Gore and one brother, Wayne Clay, and a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services with Military Honors for Mr. Clay will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at Coulter Memorial Cemetery in Lockesburg with Terry Chapman officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

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