Willa ìJayî Clayton, 65, of Hendersonville, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009, at her home following a long illness. A native of Transylvania County, she was a daughter of the late Rubin and Reba Mae Clayton. She worked at Duraline for twenty years, and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include a brother, Melvin Clayton of Hendersonville; two sisters, Josephine Matthews and Sandra Drake, both of Hendersonville; a niece, Kathy Case of Hendersonville; two nephews, Billy Joe Clayton of Hendersonville, Bobby Clayton of Saluda; and several other nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 4:00 pm Sunday, June 14, 2009, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Mortuary. Rev. Mike Engle will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel, and at other times will be at her home.