Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory

4520 North Crossover Road, P.O. Box 8982, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-521-5000

Clayton Cody Brunson

Fayettville, AR

1921 - 2018

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Published: January 30, 2018

Clayton Cody Brunson died aged 96 on January 28, 2018. Born on November 3, 1921 near Colfax, La. to Andrew J. and Marie Blackburn Brunson, he attended public schools in Lasalle and Grant Parishes.

He received his bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University and his masters and doctorate in genetics from Oklahoma State University. He served as an instructor at OSU, professor at LSU and retired from the Campbell Soup Company as Vice President of their Agriculture Research Institute. After his retirement, he taught biology for five years at Farmington High School in Farmington, Ark. He had been active with the City Hospital Auxiliary, working primarily with the Attic, a resale shop and had spent numerous years helping with Bible study and other activities in various nursing homes.

He was a member of the Poultry Science Association, American Genetic Association, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta, the Kiwanis Club and the First Baptist Church of Fayetteville, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Hazel Bell Brunson, and is survived by his son, Garry and wife Raye of Houston, Texas, son, Keith and wife Terri of Rogers, Ark., daughter, Vickie and husband Bill Mathews of Springdale, Ark., seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A visitation will take place on Thursday, February 1st from 1-2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Funeral service will follow at 2p.m., with a private burial immediately after at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville, Ark. Memorial contributions may be made to Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries at 10 Remington Drive, Little Rock, Ark. 72204 or a charity of your choice. To sign the online guest book please visit

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