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WWII Veteran Receives Quilt of Valor​​​​​

​   In honor of his World War II military service, William "Leon" Gatlin was presented a Quilt of Valor from the Victory Quilt Guild of Jackson On Wednesday at St. Georges Court. Click here for complete story.


SAVE THE DATE:    March 11, 2017

What and When:   March 11, 2017 -- join your fellow classmates for lunch
Where:  Buckner's Family Restaurant
            (Buckner's serves family style using lazy susans)
             I-75 and Highway 36
             Jackson,  GA
Time:     11:30 am
Cost:      $15.00 (Seniors) plus tax and tip; includes tea or coffee
Mr. Gatlin will be joining us and we hope a good number of classmates will be able to join us also.
We need to hear from you by Monday, March 6, 2017so we can make reservations in order for us to be seated together.
RSVP:    Kay Clonts VanGeuder
             Lillian Allen

See you there  ...


January 16, 2017

Doug Chatham

My wife, Betty, died on Jan. 13, 2017.
Her obituary is:
Betty Cody Chatham, age 72, of Loganville, GA passed away on January 13, 2017. The memorial service will be held at 1pm on Saturday, January 21, at SouthCare Funeral Home at 2260 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA. Betty was born in Trion, GA on November 7, 1944.  Betty was married to Douglas Chatham on September 4, 1993; they were married 23 years. Betty is survived by her husband, Doug; sister Dorothy Gilreath; stepdaughter, Amy Robinson and her husband, Chuck Robinson; grandchildren, Alexandra Peters and her husband Kevin Peters, Amanda Leili, Rebecca Leili, Dallan Elk, Jr., and Julia Elk; great-granddaughter Charlie Michele Peters; dear friends Dr. and Mrs.Paul and Jean Glouton, and many other loving friends and family members.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard J. and Effie Mae Cody, her stepdaughter, Nique’ Leili, Mother-in-Law Gilmer Chatham, Father-in-Law Hugh Chatham, and her beloved canine companions Mack, Murphy, Abby, Daisy, and Buttercup.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to Emory Healthcare Palliative Care Center in memory of Betty Chatham. Please make checks payable to Emory and mail to Emory Office of Gift Records, 1762 Clifton Rd. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322.
Douglas M. Chatham
5413 Forest Ridge Dr.
Loganville, GA 30052

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November 26, 2016

​This isn't as timely as I would have liked, but it is current.  I just talked with Mildred a little while ago.
Several weeks ago she fell in her driveway, and being oh so careful not to re-injure her shoulder, when she fell the opposite way she ended up breaking her leg in two places and her hip in two places.  So for a while we will know exactly where she is and exactly how to reach her!
Her information is below, and as long as she is not in therapy or otherwise being 'detained', she
can get to her cell phone.   When we just talked she was waiting to be put back to bed because
she cannot lift the leg on her own.  BUT!   She is still trying to figure out a way to get to the lunch
so don't be surprised if she shows up even if she is being carried in by somebody.

I know the Class will reach out to her with cards and calls, and as she 'tells me stuff' I'll send it
on out to all of us. 

Here is the address for Mildred:  Laurel Park At Henry Medical, 1050 Hospital Drive, Stockbridge, GA 30281.
Mildred's cell# 404-644-6050

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