Ira Thomas (Tom) Layfield

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Ira Thomas (Tom) Layfield, 85, of Cumming passed away on Jan. 1, 2010. He was born in Milledgeville on Oct. 5, 1924. A graduate of Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, he was also an alumna of Georgia Institute of Technology. Tom was married to Elaine Hill on Dec. 17, 1948.
Tom was a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Marine Corps. During World War II he flew B 25s and was a transport pilot in the Korean War. After his military service, Tom joined GSA in an engineering capacity. He later became the director of engineering services for the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta.
In addition to his beloved wife, Elaine, Tom is survived by his sons, Richard and Steven Layfield; daughters, Kathy Moreland and Pegi Fitton; five grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Tom will be interred with military honors at Georgia National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Cumming First United Methodist Church, Box 660, Cumming, GA 30028.
Condolences may be expressed online at
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Cumming, GA 30040
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