Martha (Youngblood) Claxton

August 19, 1933 ~ October 4, 2021 (age 88)

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Mrs. Martha Y. Claxton, 88, of Swainsboro passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, at her residence following an extended illness.


Mrs. Claxton was born August 19,1933 to the late George A. Youngblood and Mary Lou Black Youngblood.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 66 years, John Claxton; brothers, Wilbur Youngblood, Elmo Youngblood, Kenneth Youngblood; sisters, Mary Y. Lovelace, Mildred Y. Moore, Sara Y. Whitley, Audrey Y. Murphy, Dot Y. Bell, and Margaret Y. Orlando. Mrs. Claxton was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was always on hand to celebrate all the special occasions and holidays with her family complete 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 United Methodist Church.


Survivors include her sons, John G. Claxton (Denise) of Swainsboro, 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), Conner Murray (Natalie); great-grandchildren, Martha Woodward, Kyle Claxton, Jonna Woodward, Evan Claxton, Allison Woodward, Barrett Freeman, Andie Freeman; several nieces, nephews, special caregivers and many friends.


Funeral Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Roger Holly officiating.


The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Chapman Funeral Home.


Interment will be in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.


Pallbearers are John Benjamin Claxton, Ernest Murray, Jr., Spencer Murray, Conner Murray, Tony Dechert, Brad Freeman, Kyle Claxton, and Evan Claxton.


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Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Martha Y. Claxton, 88, of Swainsboro.

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October 6, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home
427 North Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Funeral Service
October 6, 2021

3:00 PM
Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home
427 N. Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

October 6, 2021

4:00 PM
Swainsboro City Cemetery
1 Lewis St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

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