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Ernest Clay

Mr. Ernest Clay of 200 Hamilton Blvd., South Boston died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the age of 68. He was born in Halifax County on April 1, 1944 to the late Herman Clay and the late Ada Lovelace Clay.

He is survived by one daughter, Rose Marie C. Langford, and husband Stanley of Scottsburg; sisters-in-law Janice Clay of Cluster Springs and Jean Clay of South Boston; his former wife, Elizabeth Medina, of South Boston; special friend Anna Gladfelter; three sisters, Estelle Hodges of Nathalie, Corine Clay and Patty Clay, both of South Boston; one brother, Bobby Clay, of South Boston; three grandchildren, Serenity Faith Horton, Benjamin Micheal Langford and Gloria Michelle Langford; two step-grandchildren, Charles Hunter-Gray Langford and Katherine Grace Langford. 

In addition to his parents, three sisters, Sterling Ingram, Lillie Crews and Bonnie McKinney; and two brothers, Stuart Clay and Floyd Clay, also preceded Mr. Clay in death.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. David Rathel officiating. 

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Brooks Funeral Home from 7 until 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of his sister, Corine Clay, 1213 Hamilton Blvd., South Boston.

The family requests that those wishing to give memorials consider Lake County Area Agency on Aging (LCAAA), 1105 W. Danville St., South Hill, VA 23970 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA.

Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home, South Boston.