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James Everette "Maverick" Clayton

January 7, 1931 — January 30, 2019

James Everette "Maverick" Clayton

James Everette “Maverick” Clayton of Scottsburg, VA passed away January 30, 2019.  He was born in Person County, NC on January 7, 1931 and was 88 years of age. He was the son of the late James Dewey Clayton and the late Ida Bertha Turner Clayton. He was married for 59 years to Mary Alice Lloyd Clayton who survives.


He was a member of Winns Creek Baptist Church, and a United States Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.  


James “Maverick” Clayton is survived by:

His Wife

Mary Alice Clayton of the home

Two Daughters

Patricia Clayton Smith and husband David of Scottsburg

Christie Clayton Crews and husband Charles of Nathalie

Four Grandchildren

Jordan Wade Matlock and husband Chris

Jeremy King

Taylor Crews

Katie Crews

Two Great Grandchildren

Liam Matlock and Dawson King

Two Brothers

Cecil Clayton and wife Peggy of Roxboro, NC
Leon Clayton and Mary of Roxboro, NC


***Preceded in death by***

One Son

James Michael Clayton


Dorothy Merle Clayton Fuquay

Hazeline Lewis

Ervin “Bay” Clayton


A funeral service will be held Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Winns Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Barry Chambers and Rev. Jim Copco officiating. Burial to follow in church cemetery.


The family will receive friends Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at his home, 2087 Clays Mill School Road, Scottsburg, VA.


For memorials please consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

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