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Corp. Jason Clairday

Monday, December 27, 2004

Born 5-23-1983 -- Died 12-12-2004

Corp. Jason Scot Clairday, 21, of Salem, Ark., son of Virgil Logan Clairday Jr. and Nancy Jay Spinelli Clairday McWilliams, was born May 23, 1983, in Garden Grove, Calif. He was killed in action Dec. 12, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq.

He was a 2001 graduate of Salem High School where he excelled in sports. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of Salem First Baptist Church where he sang in the youth choir.

He married Sarah McCullough July 2, 2004, in Salem, Ark.

He entered the Marine Corp after graduation and was serving in Fallujah, Iraq.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Clairday of Salem; his biological parents, Virgil Clairday, Jr. and Nancy McWilliams, both of Delta, Colo.; his "mom and dad" -- Brenda Sutherland of Salem, and Rodney Sutherland of Camp; three brothers -- Bryan Logan Clairday of Palisade, Calif., Gary Jay Clairday of Delta, Colo., and Chris Youngblood of Camp; and a grandmother, Mary Clairday of Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Tom and Fern Spinelli; and his paternal grandparents, Virgil and Dorothy Clairday.

A military funeral was held Dec. 18 at Salem First Baptist Church with burial in the Camp Cemetery, Arrangements were under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark.