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Granville Clay

Granville Clay

Granville Clay, age 94, of Quincy, IL died on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in his home. Granville was born October 9, 1922, in LaBelle, MO, a son of George and Janie Smith Clay. He married Carletha Mae Garr on May 15, 1943. She died June 5, 1965. Together they had three children. He married Frances Nixon-Bassett on January 21, 1967. They had no children together. She survives. He retired from Lee GMC Truck and Coach division in the Sales Department in Jackson, MI in 1982. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in Quincy. He had been affiliated with the Masonic Unity Lodge 16 F and AM. During his active years he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping.

Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Evelyn (Finley) Lewis, LaGrange, MO and Jeanna (Orville) Thompson, Minneapolis, MN; one son, Eddie Clay, Quincy, one stepson, Brian (Sandra Bassett, Quincy; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, step grand-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Granville was preceded in death by his first wife, Carletha, his parents, two sons Granville Clay, Jr. and his biological son Billy Frank Buckner; five brothers, William, Walter, Otto, Robert and Ralph Clay; and seven sisters, Elizabeth, twins Genevieve and Geneva Clay, George Ellen Hawkins, Ethel Wilson, and twins Irlean Conn and Irene McGruder.

Per Granville's wishes there will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family gathering will take place at a later date. Private Inurnment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Quincy YMCA Adult Fitness Center, the Cancer Center at Blessing Hospital or to the Charity of the Donor's Choice.

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From:
Stuart Brunier
Quincy, IL
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Ms. Frances and family, we send our deepest condolences. Mr. Granville was a great guy. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Stuart, Peggy, & family.
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Debbie Rhoades
Quincy, IL
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Dear Frances,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I know Granville had been ill for a long time and you had worked tirelessly for him.

Debbie
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Jerolene Benton Harris
Quincy, IL
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My deepest sympathy goes out to you Sis Clay, Evelyn, and family. He was a grandpa to me and my children. He was a loving and sweet man. I will miss him dearly.
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Jeff & Joanne Bergman
Quincy, IL
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To Frances we are deeply sorry for your loss.
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Adrienne Graff
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss he was a great man and loved by many. Thinking and praying for the family.
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Anita Lewis Acosta-Tijerina
Denver, CO
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I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to the family and friends. Granville is my oldest brother Billy's Dad. May Granville RI Paradise.
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Tim Caldwell
Leonard, MO
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I was saddened to hear of the passing of Granville. He used to come into the Grain Elevator here at Novelty and use our scales when he was scrapping. He always had time for a cup of coffee and a story or two I so much enjoyed our many visits over the years a good man.