Mr. B.H. Claxton, 93, of Hazlehurst, died April 26 at Navicent Health in Macon.
Mr. Claxton was born Nov. 15, 1926, in Jeff Davis County to the late Elzie Hubert Claxton Sr. and the late Janie Newman Claxton.
He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired educator with Jeff Davis County Board of Education, where he taught for 31 years of his 38 years in Education. He also was a member of the Jeff Davis Board of Education for 12 years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst where he served as a deacon for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lanell Dominy Claxton, siblings, Lillian Williams, Josephine Beasley, James Charlie Claxton and Daniel Claxton.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Argene and Sandy Claxton of Perry; sisters, Katie Lewis (Calvin) of Hazlehurst, Annette Beasley (Corbitt) of Cedar Crossing; brother, E.H. Claxton Jr. (Cherry) of Hazlehurst; grandchildren, Katherine Claxton Burch (Cody) of Millen and Tyler Argene Claxton of Knoxville, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Lilla Burch, Wyatt Burch and Weston Burch (due in June); sisters-in-law, Louise Claxton of Hazlehurst Shirley Dominy of Dublin; brother-in-law, Rabun Beasley of Hazlehurst; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held April 29 at Palms Memorial Garden with immediate family only, with the Rev. Brad Waters and the Rev. Robert Wigley officiating.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to, First Baptist Church Building Fund, Jeff Davis Veterans Association, Jeff Davis FFA Program, Georgia FFA Foundation, ABAC Agricultural Education Program.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.