Dorothy Bell Boyd Clayton, age 82, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Olney Healthcare Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2014, at Restland Cemetery with Scotte Clark of Olney officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.
Dorothy was born on June 24, 1931, in Mineola, Texas, to the late Walter and Ellen (Thomas) Boyd. She married U.M. “Buddy” Clayton on June 24, 1947, in Archer City, Texas. He preceded her in death April 23, 1999. She was a longtime resident of Olney and was a member of the Baptist church. Dorothy worked 30 years as a café cook.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Neal Manuel Clayton; and three daughters: Connie Martinez, Elaine Lewis and Donna Kay Collett.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Joe Clayton of Cleburne, Texas; two daughters: Becky Clifton and husband, Dennis, of Olney, Texas, and Ethel Leatherwood of Graham, Texas; one sister, Daisy Lallie; 17 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, 3402 N. 1st Street, Suite 102, Abilene, Texas 79603.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lunnfuneralhome.com.