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Obituary – Mark Clayton

Martin (Mark) Dewayne Clayton, age 59, of Bremen, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021 in a local healthcare facility. Mark was born on March 28, 1962, to James Robert and Elizabeth Lybrand Clayton. He grew up in Bremen, where his drive and determination helped him make his fist trade for an automobile at the age of fifteen, hence starting his long and successful career in the car business. Most in the community knew him as an industrious businessman, but his real pride and joy was, as he always put it, “his bride” of 38 years, Kimberly, and his daughter and granddaughter. His happiness in life came from providing for his girls, always putting their needs and desires above his own, and quietly helping those in need around him. He wasn’t a man of many words, but you knew you could always count on him to stand by what he said. He was humble, honest to the core, and a “fixer” of anything that needed it. For solitude and enjoyment, he loved spending time with his horses and friends, usually in that order.

Mark is survived by his loving spouse, Kimberly Sellers Clayton, his daughter, Lauren Nast (Carl), and a granddaughter, Clayton. He also leaves behind three brothers, Michael, Timothy, and Jeff, and a sister, Connie. Mark is predeceased by his parents. He will be missed by many.

Visitation will be held at Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen, Georgia from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 14, 2021. The funeral service will also be held at Mill Town on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am with the Dr. David Cooper and Bishop Evett Guyton officiating. Corey Pearson and Wendy Bennett are providing the music. Jason McConnell, Jared Muse, Craig Easterwood, Carl Nast, Justin Sellers and Drew Sellers will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

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Hightower Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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