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Mr. Henry "Hank" Franklin Clay
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Mr. Henry "Hank" Franklin Clay
Mr. Henry "Hank" Franklin Clay
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Henry Franklin "Hank" Clay passed from this life to his heavenly home on August 31, 2019.
    Hank was born in Savannah, Ga., on June 17, 1970, and later moved with his family to Statesboro to live.
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Haney Clay; grandparents, Sarah and Emory Heath, Henry Clay Sr. and Virginia H. Clay; and his special aunt, Patricia McInvale.
    Hank was an art enthusiast and Civil War buff.
    He graduated from Statesboro High School in 1989 and attended Georgia Southern University and received an art history degree.
    Surviving are his father, Henry (Sandra) Clay; brother, Marty (Anne) Clay of Statesboro; sister, Anna Belue of Savannah; sister, Heidi (Charles) Rachels of Bartow; brother, Brian (Shelly) Howell of Metter; brother, Jason (Andrea) Whitfield of Statesboro; his uncle, Jerry McInvale of LaGrange; his aunt, Mary Miller of Statesboro; a niece, Ashley Clay of Atlanta; and nephews, Adam (Maggie) Clay of Rogers, Ark.; and Henry Thomas Clay of Statesboro.
    A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home.
    The graveside service and burial will be on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Bulloch Memorial Gardens with Elder Randy Waters officiating.
    Pallbearers will be Jason Whitfield, Brian Howell, Charles Rachels and Marty Clay.
    The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Averitt Center for the Arts, 33 East Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, September 4, 2019
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