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Ocie C. Clay, Jr.

May 9, 1947 — December 30, 2022

Ocie C. Clay, Jr.

Mr. Ocie C. Clay Jr. of Halifax, VA passed away Friday, December 30, 2022, at his home.  He was born May 9, 1947, in Halifax County, VA and was 75 years old.  He was the son of the late Ocie Calvin Clay Sr. and the late Lula Walker Clay. Mr. Clay was married to the late Mary Frances Clay. Bud was of the Baptist faith and loved to sing Bluegrass music. He was also fond of gardening especially tomatoes.


Mr. Ocie C. Clay Jr. is survived by:


Four Daughters

Lisa Lewis (Roger) of Nathalie, VA

Brenda Chappell (Ronnie) of Red Oak, VA

Linda Waller (Timmy) of Phoenix, VA

Teresia Tate (Mike) of Keenland, VA

Twenty-Five Grandchildren

Eight Great Grandchildren

Two Sisters

Debra Clay of Keysville, VA

Dorothy Clay of South Boston, VA

Special Friend

Charlene Bennett of Halifax, VA


*Preceded In Death By*

Two Daughters: Connie Jackson & Donna Clay

Three Brothers: Robert Clay, Glenn Clay, & Jesse Clay

Three Sisters: Ruby Clay, Rossa Wells, & Patsy Lone


Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. at the Clay Family Cemetery with Pastor Kelley Culpepper officiating.


The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at Powell Funeral Home from 7:00-8:30 P.M. and other times at the home of his daughter Brenda Chappell, 1303 Whitlow Road, Red Oak, VA 23964.


For memorials, please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

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