Joy Clawson

August 9, 1928 – September 8, 2017

Joy Clawson, age 89, of the Owl Creek community, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Mark Kemp and the Rev. Floyd Brown officiating. Burial followed at Flint Creek Cemetery. Joy was born to Jesse and Willie Dixon Wall on August 9, 1928, in the Owl Creek community of Bell County. She grew up in the Owl Creek community and attended school at County Line and Flat High School before graduating from Belton High School in 1946. She married Ray Clawson on Thanksgiving Day, 1947. She worked at Scott and White Hospital in Temple and later operated a fertilizer business with her husband in Moody. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Flat, Texas. Joy was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Buel, Elmon, Leamon, Leroy and Willard Wall. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Ray Clawson; her sons, Jamie Clawson and wife, Kim and John Clawson and wife, Natalie; and five grandchildren, Charis, David, Joy Anne, Sarah and Lena. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Flat, P.O. Box 87, Flat, TX 76526 or Flint Creek Cemetery Association, c/o Yvonne Dutschmann, 1425 CR 354, Gatesville, TX 76528.

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