Roy Lee Clayborne

(May 17, 1945 - May 19, 1996)


















Story ran on May 19, 1996

Roy Lee Clayborne, 50, of Columbia died Thursday, May 16, 1996, at his home.

Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Russell Chapel CME Church with the
Rev. John Loving officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Warren Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Clayborne was born May 17, 1945, in Columbia to Ruben Clayborne and Gladys
Sallee Clayborne.

He graduated from Douglass High School in Columbia. He served in the U.S. Army
from 1965 to 1967 and was honorably discharged at the rank of Spc. 5. He
worked as a salesman for Sears, Roebuck and Co. for 23 years.

Survivors include his mother, Gladys Clayborne of Columbia; a son, Roy
Stephens of Columbia; a brother, William Clayborne of Columbia; two sisters,
Helen Sheley of Columbia and Bernice Wilkerson of Denver; a granddaughter; an
aunt; an uncle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister.

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