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Clayton Nolen

          Clayton Muriel “Clay” Nolen, 57, died in Okmulgee on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.  Clay was born in Altus on August 30, 1951 to Henry Joseph and Clovis (Sledge) Nolen.  He worked as a carpenter, enjoyed bar-b-queing, Sooner football, spending time with family and friends and just enjoying life.  Clay was a member of the Elks Lodge.

          He was preceded in death by his parents, his paternal grandparents, Etta and Henry Nolen, a son, Jeffry Clay Nolen, and three brothers; Bobby Joe Nolen, Johnny Lee Nolen, and Bennie Cecil Nolen.

          Clay is survived by his wife, Nancy Carson, a son Donnie Nolen and Crystal Crenshaw, daughter Tammy Martin and husband Scott, the mother of his children, Linda (Johns) Nolen, grandchildren; Riley Brooke Martin, Jesse Clay Martin, and Jaxton Colt Nolen Crenshaw, Jaxton’s sisters; Brye Crenshaw and Jacki Crenshaw, three step-sons; Jimmy Carson, Jason Carson, Justin Carson, step-grandchildren; Gage Carson and Mariah Carson, one brother, Mickey Nolen, three sisters; Patricia Milliken, JoAnn Seefeldt and husband Ron, and Darla LeBrun and husband Paul, six nephews, two nieces, cousins, and a host of other family and many friends.

          Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 10:00 A.M. at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel in Okmulgee with Reverend Doy Shipman officiating.  Interment will follow at the Morris Cemetery.  Casket bearers will be Donnie Kane, Bob Henson, Bill Grissom, Pink Suter, Rickey Looney, Timothy Joe Milliken, Anthony LeBrun, and Keith Milliken.  Viewing will be on Friday from 12:00 noon until 8:00 P.M.  Arrangements are under the direction of McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.  Online condolences can be made at