Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

February 26, 2014

Howard Clay


The Morehead News

2/26/14 — Howard Clay, 72, of Wurtland, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at his residence.

He was born June 1, 1941, at Denton, a son of the late John Stephen and Carma Bellew Clay.

Howard was the owner of Carlisle Plastics Company in New Carlisle, Ohio, and a member of the Masonic F. & A.M. No. 100 of New Carlisle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Cline Clay, and a sister, Charlotte Clay.

His survivors include his wife of 38 years, Rita Gilpin Clay of Wurtland;

two daughters, Cynthia Anne (James) Thomas of Bellbrooke, Ohio, and Tamara Sue Conley of Springfield, Ohio; one sister, Betty Bowling of Willard; two brothers, James Clay of Troy, Ohio, and Marion Clay of Taylorsville, Ga.; six grandchildren, Cassandra Clay, Brittany Scott, Chelsea Conley, Amanda Jenkins, Allison Conley and Andrew Thomas; and two great-grandchildren, Maddox Clay Flatt and Kanon Carlisle Flatt.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Tim French officiating. Masonic rites will be at 12:30 p.m. Entombment will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.

Condolences can be made to the Clay family at