Naomi “Bessie” Clayton, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 in a Chattanooga hospital. She was a member of The Church of God at Zion Hill. She was a homemaker and resided in Cleveland her entire life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Clayton, Jr.; parents, John Eldridge and Bertha Smith Eldridge.
She is survived by her daughter, Melinda Collier and husband, Ken of Ooltewah; and son, Larry P. Clayton of Cleveland; grandchildren: Paul Edward Dunn of Ooltewah; Melissa Wells and husband, Lamond; Alison Lattimore and husband, Casarae; and John Derek Clayton and wife, Amanda Lauren all of Cleveland; great grandchildren: Alexis Clayton and Bella Clayton; and brother, A.B. Eldridge of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2015 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Anders officiating. Interment will follow in McInturff Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, August 6, 2015 at the funeral home.
5-7 p.m. Thursday, August 6, 2015 at the funeral home.
11:00 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2015 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home