Obituary: Lillie Mae Clayburn (May 11, 1923 – April 5, 2014)

By Submitted April 10, 2014 10:35 am

Services for Lillie Mae Turnington Clayburn, 90, of Crescent City, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at Wier’s Mortuary Chapel in Crescent City, with Dorothy Dodson and Bishop Allard Smith officiating. Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday at the chapel.

Lillie Mae was born May 11, 1923, in Muddy Pond, Tenn., near Clarkrange. She died April 5, 2014, in Crescent City.

Lillie Mae was a homemaker and mother to seven children. In 1942, she married Louis E. “Ed” Clayburn. With her family she moved to Glendale, Ore., from Tennessee, and later moved to California in 1962. She had been a resident of Crescent City for 50 years.

Lillie Mae loved attending church services, quilting and the joy of her life was her family. She was known for her biscuits, chocolate gravy and blackberry jam. She was dearly loved by her family and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Lillie Mae is survived by her brother John Turnington of Dayton, Ohio; sister Margie Contatser of Clarkrange, Tenn.; daughter Kathy and her husband Leslie Teribery of North Bend; sons Steve Clayburn and wife, Carol of Coquille, Raymond Clayburn of Crescent City, Richard Clayburn and wife, Jody of Crescent City, and Paul Clayburn of Redding; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Louis E. “Ed” Clayburn; son William Frank Clayburn and daughter, Lillian Kay Nicholson.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.

— Submitted by Wier’s Mortuary Chapel