WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Eddie Barton Claxton, 81, beloved husband of the late Elsie Mae Nunley Claxton, entered into rest Saturday, March 22, 2008, at University Hospital. Mr. Claxton was born in Johnson County, Georgia to the late Mary Tapley Claxton and Zack Claxton, Sr. Before his retirement; Mr. Claxton was an employee for E.I. DuPont and a farmer. He attended Botsford Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. The family will receive friends Monday, March 24, 2008 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at Botsford Baptist Church with Reverend Wayne Dixon officiating. Interment services will follow at Burke Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Tony Claxton, Gary Claxton, Rocky Claxton, Adam Cushman, Ashley Neal, and Jerry Long. Mr. Claxton will lie-in-state one hour prior to the service. Family members include a son, David Claxton (Bobbi) of Waynesboro; two step-daughters,Virginia Jordan (Harvey) of Edison, GA, and Mary Francis McGowan of Hazlehurst, GA; two sisters, Shirley Hall of Augusta and Joanne Cushman (Jack) of Martinez,; two brothers, Z. J. Claxton (Elizabeth) of Grovetown and Glenn P. Claxton (Janice) of Harlem; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Claxton was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy M. Claxton and Franklin Claxton. DeLoach Funeral Home and Cremation Service 842 Liberty St. Waynesboro, GA 30830 (706) 554-3531, is serving the Claxton family.
The Augusta Chronicle-March 24, 2008