Melvin Clayton, 72, of Flat Rock, passed away in the mid-morning hours of December 6. He had lived most of his life in Henderson County and was the owner of M & J’s Used Furniture on 7th Avenue. He was a pool shark who spent many hours at the Corner Pocket honing his billiard skills. Mr. Clayton is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Jackie; son Brian, two daughters, Wanda McMinn and her husband Shannon and Marlene Goodman and her husband Scott; two sisters, Josephine Matthews and Sandra Drake; 5 grandchildren, Brittany and her fiancÈ Jason, Michael, Hunter, Mackenzie, Chelsea and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday, December 10, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the family at 34 Bonita Springs Lane, Flat Rock, NC 28731.