Funeral services for Martha Y. Claxton, 88 of Swainsboro, will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Roger Holly officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Swainsboro City Cemetery. She passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Martha Y. Claxton was born August 19, 1933 to the late George A. Youngblood and Mary Lou Black Youngblood. A devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she was always on hand to celebrate with her ever-popular “Nannie” cake. The cake was delicious, but the love was the ingredient that will be remembered and retold for generations. Mrs. Claxton was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, John Claxton; brothers, Wilbur Youngblood, Elmo Youngblood, and Kenneth Youngblood; and sisters, Mary Y. Lovelace, Mildred Y. Moore, Sara Y. Whitley, Audrey Y. Murphy, Dot Y. Bell, and Margaret Y. Orlando.
Survivors include her sons, John G. Claxton (Denise) of Swainsboro and Eddie Kim Claxton (Shelia) of Harrison; daughter, Denise Claxton Murray (Ernie Sr.) of Evans; grandchildren, Monica C. Woodward, April C. Dechert (Tony), John Benjamin Claxton (Kelly), Wesslie M. Freeman (Brad), Ernest Murray, Jr. (Lindsey), Spencer Murray (McKenna), and Conner Murray (Natalie); great-grandchildren, Martha Woodward, Kyle Claxton, Jonna Woodward, Evan Claxton, Allison Woodward, Barrett Freeman, and Andie Freeman; and several nieces, nephews, special caregivers, and friends.
Pallbearers will include John Benjamin Claxton, Ernest Murray, Jr., Spencer Murray, Conner Murray, Tony Dechert, Brad Freeman, Kyle Claxton, and Evan Claxton.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of arrangements.