Crayton, Kevin Tabyous “By-By”

Sunday, September 9, 2018
Kevin Tabyous “By-By” Crayton
Kevin Tabyous “By-By” Crayton

Kevin Tabyous “By-By” Crayton, 27, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 in a local hospital.

 He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Tyresa Coleman; paternal grandmother, Juliett McCallum; paternal grandfather, Johnny Bush; brothers, Trimone Crayton and Melvin Crayton; sister, Kiwonna Crayton.

 Survivors include his father, Kevin Slay; mother, Vernisa Crayton; grandfather, Rayfield Pearson, all of Chattanooga; brothers, Jermaine Crayton, Jatoni Crayton, Mark Sparks, James Gurley, all of Chattanooga, Daventez Slay of Nashville, and Steven Carr of Knoxville; sisters, Shywone Sparks and Denise Hudson, both of Chattanooga; a host of aunts; uncles; cousins; other relatives; special companion, Tyaisia Bell; and many friends.

 He will lie in state on Monday after 12:30 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home.  Graveside service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Forest Hills Cemetery.

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