COHUTTA William T. Clayton (Bill), 81, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at his residence.He was preceded in death by his parents, Cora I. and Thomas M. Clayton; brother James Earl Clayton.He was a retired Master Sgt. of the United States Air Force for over 20 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife Evie Lee Clayton of the residence; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Michael Newham, of Pendergrass Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Deane Clayton, of Ringgold, Steve and Debbie Clayton, of Cleveland, Tenn.; sister Tommie Lee Stephenson, of Cleveland Tenn.; brother Kenneth I. Clayton, of Ringgold; grandchildren, Mollie, Kyle, and Andrew Clayton, Matthew Johnston; great grandson Elijah Johnston, nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home with Rev. Nick Blevins and Bro. Preston Cronan officiating.Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Bradley County.You may leave the Clayton family a message on the tribute wall, upload photos or light a memorial candle at www.julianpeeples.comJulian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, Dalton is in charge of funeral arrangements. For more information, call 706-259-7455.