The Valdosta Daily Times
Molcie Nell Clanton, 77, of Valdosta, died on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at her residence after a period of declining health. She was born in Cook County to the late Henry and Lena Barker. After graduating from Cook County High School, Mrs. Clanton came to Valdosta and worked as a phone operator for several years. Though she and her future husband, Ronald, graduated from high school together, they did not begin a relationship until several years later. After their marriage in 1963, she followed him as a faithful military spouse as he moved between U.S. Army bases from Germany to Hawaii. Following his retirement, they moved back to Valdosta where she worked for many years at the Base Exchange at Moody Air Force Base in Human Resources. Mrs. Clanton was a crafty person, well known for her excellent cooking and her skills in sewing and working in her yard and garden. She loved her family, and was especially close with her seven grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Ronald Clanton of Valdosta; a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Frank Davidson of Valdosta; a sister, Eloise Brown of Macon; grandchildren, Mandi Davidson of Valdosta, Jonathan Davidson of Gainesville, Will Davidson, Garrett Clanton, Marrissa Clanton, Lindsey Clanton and Jacob Clanton, all of Valdosta. Also surviving are two great-grandchildren, Arwen Clanton, and Remy Clanton, both of Valdosta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Clanton was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Clanton; eight brothers and sisters.
A funeral service for Mrs. Clanton will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013, in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home. Dr. Clyde Stokes and the Rev. Jim Schappaugh will officiate. Burial will follow in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be conveyed to the family on the obituary page of www.mclanecares.com — Carson McLane Funeral Home