Churchgoers from all across Johnston County came together Monday night to honor an 84-year-old Deacon Clayton who died in a terrible accident involving a church van Sunday.
The van was returning from a visit to an orphanage in Oxford when it hit a deer and collided head-on with an SUV. Two people including William Clayton — a deacon and longtime member of First Missionary Baptist Church and the driver of the SUV, 62-year-old Debra Powell, died.
Councilman Marlon Lee also attended the service.
“He was Mister 4H in the county,” Lee said. “He was doing what he loved do and that was helping people so he will definitely is going to be missed around this area.”
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