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Laverne Ruth Lay

March 19, 1935 ~ September 15, 2020 (age 85)

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Laverne Ruth Lay, 85 of Thomaston passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

Mrs. Lay was born in Ventura, CA and lived most of her life in Georgia.  She was married to the late George David Lay, Jr.  She worked with Kindercare, Inc. where she was a kindergarten teacher.   

Survivors include her children, William “Bill” David Lay, Margie Lay Edmondson, Karen Lay Norton, George Scott Lay; sisters, Mickie and Jackie; brother, Monte Payne; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by parents, Ecra B. Payne and Dolores Ward Payne; daughter, Pamela Diane Lay.

A Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park, GA.  Rev. Richard Bobo will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Cemetery. A viewing will be held at the graveside from 12:30 p.m. until the funeral hour.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic social distancing will need to be observed for everyone's health and safety and masks are recommended.

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Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Georgia 30501 is in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service
September 19, 2020

1:00 PM
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park, GA

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