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Clayton, Mona Grachel

Clayton, Mona Grachel

Female 1929 - 2016  (86 years)

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  • Name Clayton, Mona Grachel  [1, 2
    Born 5 Jun 1929  Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 242 
    Residence 1947  Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 26 Jan 2016  Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I240  Caswell County
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 

    Father Clayton, John William,   b. 1 Dec 1897, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1949, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Frederick, Mona Minerva,   b. 12 Dec 1904, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1977, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 28 Aug 1927  Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Reference Number 3283 
    Family ID F70  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pass, John Wiley,   b. 5 Oct 1927, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1994, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1950  Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 3525 
    Notes 
    • NC Marriage Records
      Name: Mona Grachel Clayton
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Age: 21
      Birth Year: abt 1929
      Marriage Date: 2 Sep 1950
      Marriage Place: Person, North Carolina, USA
      Spouse: John Wiley Pass
      Spouse Gender: Male
      Spouse Race: White
      Spouse Age: 22
      Event Type: Marriage
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jun 1929 - Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Sep 1950 - Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jan 2016 - Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Mona Grachel Clayton Wedding
    Mona Grachel Clayton
    Mona Clayton Pass
    Mona Clayton Pass
    Clayton Cousins
    Barbara Jo Clayton Smith and Mona Grachel Clayton Pass
    Mona Grachel Clayton Pass and John Wiley Pass

    Newspapers
    Pass-Clayton Nuptials
    Mona Grachel Clayton Birth, The Roxboro Courier, 12 June 1929
    Mona Minerva Frederick Clayton, The Roxboro Courier, 11 September 1929
    Clayton and Frederick Visit Beaches, Person County Times, 3 Aug 1939

  • Notes 
    • Mona Grachel Clayton (1929-2016)

      Mona G. Clayton

      Mona Grachel Clayton Pass Wedding

      Pass-Clayton Nuptiass The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) 3 Sep 1950

      (for larger image, click on photograph)
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      Pass-Clayton Nuptials Article: The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), 3 September 1950
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      Mona Clayton Pass died peacefully on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 with her daughters by her side. She was born in Roxboro, NC, on June 5, 1929 to the late John William Clayton and Mona Frederick Clayton.

      Mona was a loving and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who brought joy to everyone she encountered. Her life was filled with an optimism and spirit that was contagious. She was a true Southern lady who lived her life with elegance and grace.

      Married in 1950 to John Wiley Pass, the next forty-four years were a charmed life. Together they raised three daughters as she supported her husband in his lifetime career as an executive with Wachovia Bank. She also supported his love of his UNC Tarheels and accompanied him to games for over 40 years. Mona delighted in her church, her faith, and her many friends. She enjoyed good games of tennis and bridge and volunteering in the community. Even in her 70s she volunteered for a decade in the Ronald McDonald Room at Brenner Hospital.

      With her husband and traveling friends, she traveled the world. Her fondest memories were of beautiful churches, their tolling bells, and children of other countries. Her adventurous spirit did not extend to the culinary; her suitcase was always packed with Nabs.

      After raising her family, Mona enjoyed a career as a "Senior" model. Her modeling photos could be found on billboards and in magazines and newspapers.

      Other than her family, her greatest love was her church and her community of faith. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, and her greatest joys were the founding of the Young Marrieds Sunday School class and singing with the Sanctuary Choir.

      She was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by her children: Leigh Pass Rowe (Tom Kerns) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Kaye Pass Lambert (David) of Winston-Salem, and Johnsie Pass Mason (Bruce) of Wadmalaw Island, SC. ; grandchildren, Jordan Rowe, Chatham Rowe (Caroline), Trey Lambert (Kate), John Lambert (Ellen), Katie Leigh Mason and Hunter Mason; one great grandson, Ransome Lambert; a sister, Barbara Clayton Smith, and a brother, William Gail Clayton. She was predeceased by a brother, A. W. Clayton.

      A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016 at First Baptist Church at 1:00 with visitation afterwards. In honor of Mona's love of music, there will be an organ with strings prelude to begin 30 minutes prior to the service.

      In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Television Ministry of First Baptist Church, 501 W. Fifth Street, Winston Salem, NC. 27101 or to a charity of one's choice.

      Online condolences may be made to www.salemfh.com
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      North Carolina Birth Index
      Name: Mona Grathel Clayton
      Event Type: Birth
      Birth Date: 5 Jun 1929
      Birth County: Person
      Roll number: NCVR_B_C078_66001
      Volume: 16
      Page: 549

      1940 US Federal Census
      Name: Mona Grachel Clayton
      Age: 11
      Estimated birth year: abt 1929
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Daughter
      Home in 1940: Longhurst, Person, North Carolina
      Map of Home in 1940: View Map
      Street: Leasburg Highway
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Longhurst, Person, North Carolina
      Residence in 1935: Same Place
      Sheet Number: 8B
      Attended School or College: Yes
      Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 5th grade
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John W Clayton 42
      Mona Frederick Clayton 35
      Mona Grachel Clayton 11
      Abner W Clayton 9
      Barbara Joe Clayton 6

  • Sources 
    1. Details: The Heritage of Person County, Volume I, Madeline Hall Eaker, Editor (1981) at 344-345 (Article #697 "Pass Descendants" by J. Garland Pass, Jr.).

    2. [S71] U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; School Name: North Carolina State College; Year: 1947.

    3. [S80] Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;).