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Ray Clayton Newport

Ray Clayton Newport 93, a longtime resident of Okmulgee died on Friday, July 18, 2008 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Ray was born on March 7, 1915 in Welty, Oklahoma to Joe Robert and Myrtle C. (Hill) Newport. He worked for a glass plant in Okmulgee and later for the M & D Star Drug Company. Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Army, VFW Lodge 1189, DAV, and American Legion and was awarded the Bronze Star. His parents, wife, Georgia Newport, 2 sons Jim Newport and Jerry Clayton Newport, 2 brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death.

Survivors include his daughter; Judy and Ray Newport of Kellyville, OK, Son; Jeffrey Scott and wife Vicky Newport of Sand Springs, OK, five grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, 2 PM at the Grand Avenue Church of Christ with Robert McDoniel officiating. Casketbearers will be Lloyd Carroll, Jimmie Carroll, Jackie Carroll, Lewis Gibson III, Charles Hobbs, and Wallace Newport. Honorary casketbearers will be the great grandsons. Burial will be in the Okmulgee Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, 10-8 pm at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home. Condolences may be made at