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Interment following funeral service

West Side Church of Christ
Monday January 28th, 2019

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Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
Monday January 28th, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am

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Funeral Service

West Side Church of Christ
Monday January 28th, 2019

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Donnie Carthel Clay

Donnie C. Clay, died January 24, 2019 at age 97.  He was born July 10, 1921 to Kenzy and Emma Clay at Romance, Arkansas.


Donnie was a World War II veteran in North Africa, Corsica, Italy, France, and Germany.  Upon returning from the war, Donnie married Hilda Phipps on August 25, 1947.  Donnie loved the Lord and worked with World Bible School for twenty-three years, sending the Lord’s word all over the world.  He drove for Powell Truck Line for thirty-seven years.  Donnie put in over ten thousand plus volunteer hours at Unity Health Hospital.  He loved his family and was his greatest pleasure.  He loved the family reunions and most of all playing dominos with his brothers. 


Donnie is survived by his wife of seventy-one years; Hilda Phipps Clay, three children; Donnie Jr and Marta Clay of Edmonton, Alberta, Kathy Boyd of Searcy, and Charles and Pam Clay of Jonesboro, six grandchildren; Kara Davis of Judsonia, Kurtis Clay of Edmonton, Alberta, Kody Boyd of Searcy, Kurt Boyd of Searcy, Justin Clay of Leachville, Chase Clay of Jonesboro, nine great-grandchildren, one brother; Orbin (Betty) Clay of Little Rock, one sister; Charline (Roger) Bynum of Sherwood.


Donnie was preceded by his parents Kenzy and Emma Clay, sisters; Vana Oakley and Mary Alice Kaylor, brothers; Doyne, Robert, Calvin, and Juluis Clay.


The family wishes to extend it’s greatest appreciation to Hospice of Central Arkansas and specifically; Cristina Colvin, Morgan Elam, Brittany Covington, Scott Cox, Heath Owens, and Amanda Beckham.

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A candle was lit in memory of Donnie Clay

Terry Bailey Mar 15 2022 11:02 AM

A SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW WREATH was ordered on January 28, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jan 28 2019 12:00 AM

Saw you yesterday at prime care and struck up a conversation about how we could not place where but we knew we all looked familiar remembered that Randall had picked up your cattle for market and when I read Donnies obituary so remembered you kindness as volunteers at the hospital. Your faith and kindness was very evident there. Praying for all the family today Rose and Randall Gay

Rose and Randall Gay Jan 28 2019 12:00 AM

Uncle Donnie was a great example for all of us in his family. I always admired the work he did at the hospital, helping other people. My favorite memories of him are as the older brother to my father. I remember how close they were and how Uncle Donnie was always there to lend a hand when something needed to be done and always supportive in his way. I wish was ale to be at the service. My love to Aunt Hilda, Don, Kathy, Charles and families

Kent Clay Jan 28 2019 12:00 AM

Me. Clay and I worked together for a couple years at WC Medical Center. He was such a hard working man and gave me good advice. RIP Mr. Clay.

Aaron Poteat Jan 28 2019 12:00 AM

Uncle Donnie was always there with a smile and a hug. He was deeply loved and will be missed by my family. Rest in peace, sweet Uncle.

Rhonda Saunders Jan 27 2019 12:00 AM

A Bromeliad was sent on January 27, 2019

We love you. Roger and Charlene

Expression of Sympathy Jan 27 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to all his family!
He was a great man and will be missed!!
David M Johnson

David M Johnson Jan 27 2019 12:00 AM

A SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent on January 27, 2019

What a blessing he was to everyone.Sending love and our deepest sympathy. Keith and Alana Pinchback

Expression of Sympathy Jan 27 2019 12:00 AM

A Bird's Nest was sent on January 27, 2019

We love you, Mark & Terry

Expression of Sympathy Jan 27 2019 12:00 AM

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