Funeral services for Joel Ray Slayton, age 82 of Petersburg, will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 AM at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Chester Slayton and Bro. Sonny Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. Mr. Slayton passed away Monday in Huntsville Hospital.
He was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late Everett Eugene and Ora Mae Ashworth Slayton. Mr. Slayton was retired from General Motors and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Velma Fulgham Slayton, son; Dickie Ray Slayton of Wilmington, IL, brothers; Harry Slayton and Donald Mac Slayton of Ardmore, AL, David Slayton of Hammond, IN and Chester Slayton of Fayetteville, sisters; Sherry Cloud of Clouds Cove, AL, Vivian Crane of Madison, AL, and Linda Gayle of Huntsville, AL, half-brothers Danny Slayton of Fayetteville and Ricky Slayton of Hazel Green, half-sisters; Evie Doud of Elora, Violet Summers of Fayetteville and Criss Stayton of Elora, five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mr. Slayton was preceded in death by a son Kerry Slayton and a half-brother Lanny Slayton, two brothers Leslie and Jimmie Slayton.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 5-8PM at Higgins Funeral Home.