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Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Donald Edwin Schell, Sr.

March 31, 1942 ~ July 9, 2020

Services will be held:

Howard Winston Candler

August 7, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 12, 2020

Paul Elliott Fisher

October 31, 1945 ~ July 2, 2020

Services will be held: July 25, 2020

Russell “Russ” Decker

July 15, 1949 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Grace Wilkins

March 30, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Delma Marie Fullam

June 30, 1928 ~ July 6, 2020

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Audrey Charles Maben, Jr.

December 19, 1953 ~ July 2, 2020

Services will be held:

Laland McMaster Allen

December 31, 1925 ~ July 6, 2020

Services will be held: July 13, 2020

Reverend Harvey Millard Clayton

April 6, 1943 ~ June 7, 2019

On June 7, 2019, Harvey Millard Clayton passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends in the care of Transitions LifeCare of Wake County. Harvey was born April 6, 1943 to Percy and Madge Clayton in Durham, NC. He was raised with his two sisters, Sheila and Barbara. He graduated from Durham High School in 1961, attended UNC-Chapel Hill, and received a B.S. in Chemistry in 1965. He then served in the Peace Corps from 1965 – 1967 teaching chemistry in Accra, Ghana. He loved the people, his time there, and throughout his life referred to Ghana as his second home.

In 1967, he met the love of his life and future wife, Linda Darnell Guill. In 1969, they married and moved to Raleigh to begin their family. They eventually settled in the Garner area and raised their two children, Chris and Beth. Harvey worked as a chemist for the Food and Drug Protection Division for the NC Department of Agriculture. He retired in 2003 among his many lifelong work friends.

In 1980, the family attended a revival service at Aversboro Road Baptist Church and the pastor preached on the parable of the Prodigal Son. Harvey and Linda then chose Aversboro Road Baptist Church as their spiritual home. Harvey spent many years at ARBC and served as deacon, choir member, Sunday school teacher, and youth leader. He particularly enjoyed trips to Caswell and other mission trips. He was called to his own ministry through his time and service at ARBC.

In 1997, Harvey enrolled in the Charter class of the Divinity School at Campbell University. He graduated in 2005 with a Master of Divinity with Languages, with Distinction. During his time at Campbell University he felt called to pastoral care. After his ordination in 2006, he served as interim pastor at Bear Swamp Baptist Church and Cane Creek Baptist Church. He also served as chaplain at WakeMed Raleigh and as a volunteer chaplain for the Garner Police Department.

Harvey’s legacy is in the many lives that he touched through the years in both his formal and informal ministry opportunities. He had a kind, gentle soul and cared greatly for anyone fortunate to meet him. Harvey knew what mattered most in life and that was love for God, love for family, and love for others. He spent his life caring for others and many people were blessed to have received “Harvey hugs” during their time knowing him.

Harvey is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Linda “Duck” Clayton; his son, Chris Clayton, and his partner, Jason Bennett; his daughter, Beth Clayton Woodard and her husband, David; his grandsons who were his pride and joy, Christopher and Emmitt Woodard; his sister, Sheila Atkins, and her husband, Austin; and many other relatives and friends. Harvey was predeceased by his parents and sister, Barbara Johnson. Our family is forever grateful for the loving care and dignity provided to Harvey in his stay at Transitions LifeCare of Raleigh.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Transitions LifeCare of Raleigh, Dementia Alliance of NC, or a charity of your choosing.

Funeral services will be at Aversboro Road Baptist Church at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 with visitation to follow in the fellowship hall. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon and Monday at 1008 Braxton Ct., Raleigh, NC.


June 11, 2019

Following the Funeral Service

Aversboro Rd. Baptist Church
1600 Aversboro Road, Garner

The family will receive friends Sunday Afternoon and Monday at 1008 Braxton Ct., Raleigh.


June 11, 2019

1:00 pm

Aversboro Road Baptist Church
1600 Aversboro Road Garner, 27529

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dementia Alliance of NC; Transitions Life Care of Raleigh; or a charity of your choosing,


  1. Dovana & Johnny Smith

    Our thought & prayers are with y’all!! We love you!

  2. Patti Funk

    What a beautiful obituary for a beautiful soul.

  3. Linda P Womack

    Prayers to you all ❤️🙏

  4. Sharon McIntyre

    Thinking and sending Love your way to the family of this wonderful man. Praying for your strength and I grant you all my deepest sympathy.

  5. Tonia Jackson

    Praying for you and your family . I worked with Linda for many years. You all have my deepest sympathy.

  6. Teresa Tabron

    Linda and family my prayers and thoughts are with you. My condolences to you all. May you find peace and comfort knowing that Harvey is rest in the arms of our Savior. May God give you all strength during this sad time.

  7. Valerie Hicks

    Mr. Harvey was a sweet man…a blessing to know!

  8. Faye Jenkins

    Another angel has departed this earth, RIP Harvey. Much love & prayers to the family.

  9. Lori Barbour-Moore

    Harvey was a joy to know. ❤️
    I met Harvey at Campbell Divinity School. We graduated together in 2005.
    Prayers of peace & comfort are being lifted for his family.

  10. Carolyn Puskar

    Linda and Family
    Peace and blessings to you at this time

    Carolyn Puskar

  11. Jan Johnson

    Harvey was one of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. An all around good person. His love for Christ was such a blessing to all that knew him. My prayers are with Linda, Chris, Beth and the family. I love you all.

  12. Joyce Mashtare

    Harvey was my buddy. He was and always will be a wonderful friend. See you in heaven, my dear friend.

  13. Rose W Wrenn

    Linda, my heart goes out to you and your family. Prayers of peace and comfort for you all.
    Love, Rose

  14. Timothy Lipp

    Will always remember your cheerful demeanor and how you cared for all of God’s people.

  15. Tom and Ruth Baucom

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Linda, Chris and Beth and his extended family. I loved working with him in the youth department at Aversboro and respected him so much as a friend and his strong Christian faith and love for God. He loved his family so much and was so proud of all of you. We moved down to the coast in 2008, but always had special memories of all of you. Love to all of you. Tommy and Ruth Baucom

  16. Teresa McKee

    Linda, thinking of you and you family. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family knowing he is with our Lord and Saviour.

  17. Sara Hauser

    Deepest sympathies to you and your family during this time. Harvey was an incredible person . I always enjoyed talking with him as he prepared for his mission trips. Prayers for you and your family.

  18. Joan Clarke

    Harvey Clayton was one of the kindest people I have ever met, always having something good to say about everybody. I knew him from ARBC. My thoughts and prayers are with his sweet wife Linda and his children Chris and Beth.

  19. Charles Royal

    I remember Harvey fondly. Those times at the Divinity School or a chance meeting the strangest places. I could depend on his wonderful smile and greeting that was founded in the love for his Lord and the ease that Harvey expressed His will to bless, love, forgive and serve. The Lord has the best of things, like my friend and brother Harvey.

  20. James Everett

    Linda, I just heard about your husbands home going. I am very sorry for your loss, for you and your entire family. In reading Harvey’s bio, he lived a very full and happy life, with Jesus at the center, to hold it all together. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers today, and especially tomorrow, as you gather to say your final goodbye. Know that your husband is not just a very large part of your past, but he is also in your future, in heaven! God Bless you.

  21. Ruth A Rose

    Deepest sympathy for you and your family. I remember Harvey fondly from Woodhaven.

  22. Nancy Bartlett

    Sending prayers to you and your family at this time of loss of Harvey. Our times together at Woodhaven are fondly remembered.

  23. Marian Wheless Burkenbine

    Mr. Harvey was just a good guy. The youth at the church when my son was there adored him and Linda both and had such fun with him. He will be missed by so many but left great impact on many souls.

  24. Kay Lindsay

    Harvey Clayton lived the life here on earth as a Godly man. He was so kind and always had a positive word to say to others. Your family has made a lasting influence on my boys’ lives

  25. Trudy Artis

    Harvey was a very nice man. I met him some years back when I worked at Cokesbury Christian Bookstore. I’m so sorry for your loss.


    We are currently in France and sad that we could not be there to help celebrate a very special man who lived such a good life. We are so glad we have had the reunions to grow our relationships to such a good place.

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