Pamela J. Isom Clay


Pamela J. Isom Clay, 64, wife of Homer "Smokey" E. Clay Jr. of Bolt, passed away February 6, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House.
Born January 25, 1955, in Denver City, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Johnie and Catherine Isom.
Mrs. Clay was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. She spent her working career as a Postmaster, retiring from Arnett, WV. She was an active member of Cove Creek Community Church and found great joy working with the choir and holiday plays. Devoted wife, loving mother, affectionate grandmother, and aunt to many nieces and nephews, she created a nurturing environment for her entire family. She was a counselor and caretaker for many.
In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her sister Shirley Shrewsberry.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Homer Clay Jr.; sons Johnie (Sara) Clay of Beckley, WV and Smokey Clay (Chris Southard) of Cincinnati, OH; and daughter Katessa (Christopher) Begley, of Fairdale, WV. She is also survived by her sister Janelle (Thomas) Wallace of MacArthur and brother-in-law Warren Shrewsberry of Shady Spring. She was the beloved grandmother of Trenton Begley, Christopher Begley Jr., Johnie Clay, and Micah Clay.
We will celebrate her life at Melton Mortuary, 1200 Harper Road Beckley, WV, Saturday, February 9, 2019. Viewing will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Garry Hall. The burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery, Rock Creek, WV.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Begley Jr., Christopher Begley Sr., Trenton Begley, Johnie A. Clay, Johnie E. Clay, Micah Clay, Smokey Clay, Christopher Southard, and James Webb II.
The family suggests donations of sympathy can be made to the Bowers Hospice House, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25801.
Published on February 8, 2019
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Babe /Julia pettry
Feb 08, 2019
Pam was a wonderful lady. We are so sorry. But she’s with the Lord and having a new body. Our prayers are with you. Love you.
Renda Morris
Feb 08, 2019
I did not know Pam had passed away or she had been sick until I was browsing through the paper just now. My heart was broken to hear of our loss of this precious angel on earth that has no existence in it any longer!! Pam and I went to high school together and believe it or not I don’t think we have seen each other since 1973! But when you think about it....that is the kind of person we want to know as we walk our journey here on this earth. The kind of person that stays with you all through your life even if you may never see them again until we meet on the other side!! When I read her name and saw her beautiful face, all I could remember was how kind and sweet she was!! Oh and to he...r children and grandchildren.....a very excellent student!!!! Well, I will remember you Pam until we meet again 😇 ♥️Read more