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Genevieve T. Clayton

April 27, 1944 — January 27, 2023

Batesburg, SC

Mrs. Genevieve T. Clayton

Batesburg, SC—Entered into rest Friday, January 27, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones.  Mrs. Genevieve Taylor Clayton, age 78, celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at Lighthouse Baptist Church, with Rev. Jeff Gibson and Rev. David L. Holdman officiating.  Interment will follow at Aiken Memorial Park. She was the beloved wife of Mr. Henry Randolph Clayton. She was born in Florence, SC to the late Mr. Gary D. and Dorothy C. Taylor.  She had made Aiken, SC her home for 57 years. Mrs. Clayton retired in 2001, after 20 years of service working in production at Smith/Kline Beecham. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and was involved in the senior Sunday school class. She was a colonial sewing seamstress, and enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, reading her Bible and spending time with family and friends. Her grands and great grands were the light of her life.  Survivors include: one son Johnny Campbell, Aiken, SC; two stepsons James (Denise) Clayton, Evans, GA, Joel (Emily) Clayton, Martinez, GA, one daughter, Gina (Matthew) Jarchow, Aiken, SC; and one stepdaughter Dana (Richie) Jenkins, Honea Path, SC; four brothers James Taylor, Charlie (Becky) Taylor, Jerry (Sharon) Taylor Sr, and Cecil Taylor, all of Effingham, SC; three sisters, Lois Broome, Shelby T. Poston,  Pam (Dick) Powell, all of Effingham, SC; seven grandchildren; Ashley Lewis, Brittany Campbell, Johnny Campbell II, Tyler Jarchow, Heather Baker, Rayna Campbell, Keaton Campbell; four step grandchildren Derek Clayton, Clayton Jenkins, Chase Clayton, and Dustin Jenkins; and eleven great grandchildren.  Mrs. Clayton was predeceased by her first husband, Johnny E. Campbell; one son, Steve Campbell; one brother, Daniel Taylor; and one grandchild, Mackenzie Campbell.  Pallbearers will be Bud Parker, Chris Parker, Jay Coker, Joey Irick, Trent Edwards, and Gary Caulder. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Murray, Woody Gregory, Gene Reeves and Stan Williamson.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church in Aiken, SC.  A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 30,2023 at COLE FUNERAL HOME, 1544 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY (118 BYPASS) AIKEN, SC 29801 803-648-7175. Please sign the online registry at

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Service Schedule

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Monday, January 30, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cole Funeral Home & Cremations Service

1544 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lighthouse Baptist Church

2094 Columbia Hwy N, Aiken, SC 29805

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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