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GARLAND William Beverley Clay, 77, died January 16, 2001 at a Dexter healthcare facility. He was born July 2, 1923 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the son of Henry and Lenora (Jordan) Clay. He graduated from Detroit, Michigan schools and retired from Bangor Roofing & Sheet Metal Company. After retiring he was very active in Garland Community activities. He enjoyed all aspects of farming and was a student of the Natural world. In his earlier years, he was also an accomplished navigator and sailor. He will be remembered as a well-read man. He was a member of the Garland Historical Society and was a life member of the National Rifle Association. He also actively Supported and wrote letters to congress supporting the NRA PAC: NRA-ILA. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition to his wife Jacquelyn (Blanchard) Clay, he is survived by 5 sons, Stewart Clay of Kansas, Raymond and wife Jennifer Clay of Florida, William and wife Susan Clay of Dover-Foxcroft, B. David and wife Sonna Collins, Mark and wife Shirley Collins, all of FL; 3 daughters, Beverly Clay, and Deborah Nocenti, both of FL, Rebecca and husband John Linehan of Pennsylvania; 1 sister, Patsy and husband Al Grub of Michigan; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visiting hours. Funeral services will be held 3 P.M. Monday, January 22nd, at the Garland Community Baptist Church, with the Revs. Barry Buzzell and James Bunn officiating. Spring burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Garland. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Garland Library, c/o Mrs. Mary Adams, P.O. Box 10, Garland, ME 04939.

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