W. Russell Clayton, 84, passed away on Saturday January 23, 2010 at the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. He was a livestock buyer for Emge Packing Company for 25 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Poseyville Christian Church. He was a Past Master of the Poseyville F&AM #632, where he was a 50 year member. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, Hadi Shrine and Gibson County Shrine Clubs, Sword of Bunker Hill, VFW Father Auxilliary, and Cynthiana Eastern Star #445. He also was a life member of the Mt. Carmel Eagles #3066.

He was born on
December 6, 1925 in Shawneetown, Il. to Henry & Hattie (Baker) Clayton, both deceased. Also preceding him in death was a grandchild; 3 brothers, Millard, Charles and William Clayton; and a sister, Mary Brauser.

Russell is survived by his wife of 43 years, Tillie (McReynolds) Clayton; 2 daughter, Nancy Bulkley of
Davenport, Iowa and Connie Trover of Highland, IL; 1 son, Denny Clayton of Louisville, Ky; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Raymond and Lowell Clayton both of Evansville.

Funeral Services will be held on
Wednesday January 27, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Mark Martin officiating. Burial will be at the Columbia "White" Church Cemetery in Princeton, In. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 P.M. on Tuesday at funeral home. There will be a Masonic Service at 7 PM on Tuesday evening.