Obituary of William Clay Thaxton (son of Joseph Jones Thaxton and Cornelia A. Jeffreys, grandson of William G. Thaxton and Alice Davey, great-grandson of William Thaxton and Lucy Clay):
From the Baltimore Sun, 02 Jan 1918:
THAXTON — On December 30, 1917, at his residence, No. 1508 Madison avenue, WILLIAM CLAY, aged 70 years, beloved husband of Laura Llewellyn Thaxton. Funeral from the above residence this Wednesday, January 2, at 7 o’clock. Interment (private) in Loudon Park Cemetery.
A much more comprehensive obituary appeared in the Sun 31 Dec 1917: