Lawton Monroe Sosebee

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Lawton Monroe Sosebee, 89, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at his home. Mr. Sosebee was a Cumming native. He attended North Georgia College. He worked as a first class welder in Norfolk, Va. He served in the Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. Following in his father's footsteps, he was a rural mail carrier. He served Forsyth County with the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Water and Sewer Authority and as a county commissioner.
Mr. Sosebee was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and Ducktown Lodge #572 F&AM.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam Wallace Sosebee in 2006; and daughter, Judy Sosebee Blackburn in 2008.
He is survived by his granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Robin and Joe DiGiorgio of Tampa, Fla.; great-grandson Ryan Ledbetter of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Reatha McConnell; sister, Bonnie Gramling; sister and brother-in-law, Ozell and Arter Watkins; sister and brother-in-law, Iola and Cecil Gramling; son-in-law, Bob Blackburn of Cumming; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Ricky Byrd, the Rev. John Lummus and the Rev. Jackie Stewart officiating. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming on Friday, Dec. 2, from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour.
The family would like to express their appreciation to friends for their prayers and support during this time.
Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in ForsythNews.com from Dec. 2 to Dec. 5, 2011
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