Country musician (banjo) and singer. At age 20 Clayton and his twin brother Saford were hired by and joined Roy Hall (no relation) and His Blue Ridge Entertainers who were very popular in Roanoke, Virginia. Clayton sang but mostly played banjo and guitar. Clayton was a member of the U.S. Army's vaunted 96th Division, the fearless "Deadeyes," which invaded Leyte in the Philippines and Okinawa. His valor and bravery were honored with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
After serving in WWII Clayton and Saford returned to performing joining up with Tommy Magness and the Orange Blossom Boys. In 1949 they once again quit performing but resurfaced in the mid-1980’s as “The Hall Twins and the Westerners”.
Also performed with Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers among others.
Clayton was buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Rocky Mount, (Franklin County)Virginia with full military honors conducted by Grover King VFW Post 1115 of Hillsville, Va.
Clayton was husband of Elinor Holland Hall
Additional siblings include:
Thamon Hall (1904-1987)
Romie Hall (1906-1981)
Mack Hall (1909-1980)
Samson Hall (1912-1993)
Simon Hall (1914-1929)
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