Allen Crayton, 125, died April 20, 1968 at the home of one of his daughters. He was Itawamba County's oldest citizen. He was born Dec. 2, 1842. Services were in the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Josey Clark Crayton, preceded him in death in 1952.
He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Davis of the home, Mrs. Mary Stanley of Ohio, Mrs. Patsy Woffered of Ohio, and Mrs. Aslie Avery of Ohio; two sons, Ellis Crayton of Mich. and Fonza Crayton of Ohio; 46 grandchildren, 116 great grandchildren, 120 great great grandchildren and 3 great great great grandchildren.