William “Brother” Clay William “Brother” Clay, 82, of Ligon, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on July 15, 1918, in Carter County, he was the son of the late Ed and Laura Evans Clay. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the U.M.W.A., and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 889, Wheelwright. He is survived by his wife, Mahala Mae Mullins Clay. Other survivors include one son, William Ronald Clay of Jamestown; three daughters, Blanche Patton of Lawrenceburg, Katheline Caudill of Martin, Nesba Dailey of Ligon; one sister, Katheline Reynolds of Harold; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 9, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Dave Mullins Cemetery, Melvin, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.
Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano