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Norman Clay

November 7, 1944 — July 14, 2019

Norman Eual Clay, of Garden Point/Etowah Community, departed this life on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Osceola, Arkansas.  He was born on November 7, 1944 to Norman V. and Frances Eual Dodd Clay.
He was an Eagle Scout, and a graduate of Lepanto High School, and Arkansas State University.

Mr. Clay was a display director and fashion coordinator at several Memphis department stores/outlets including Goldsmiths, Gus Mayer, and LeClede’s.

He worked as an art teacher at Rivercrest High School and Arkansas Northeastern College. He was known throughout the region for producing/directing large-scale plays and programs involving numerous individuals from area schools and the surrounding communities.  He enjoyed painting, reading, and collecting antiques.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two nephews: Don Battles and Clay Brewer and one niece: Lisa Battles.

Norman is survived by his two sisters: Pat Clay Adams of Wilson, Arkansas and Camilla Clay Koch of Jonesboro, Arkansas, two nephews: Patrick Adams and Gary May, three nieces: Tiffany Adams Morgan, Carla Battles Bessinger and Patti Battles Wicklund and fourteen great nieces and nephews.

A gathering will be held Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 5:30p.m. at Wilson United Methodist Church (18 Jackson St. Wilson, Arkansas 72395) followed by a short memorial service.
It is requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Wilson United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are under the care of Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home in Lepanto, Arkansas.

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