Mr. Waymon Benson Tate

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Mr. Waymon Benson Tate, age 87, of Cumming passed away Thursday, June 24, 2010. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 64 years, Orene.
Mr. Tate was born in Lafayette on May 3, 1923. He was raised in Forsyth County and farmed for a living. Mr. Tate served his country for freedom in World War II and was a purple-heart recipient. Throughout his life, he was a trusted employee of Sudderth Furniture, Stone Furniture Company, Coca-Cola Company and the Forsyth County Board of Education as bus driver and maintenance supervisor. Mr. Tate managed the Farmer's Market in Forsyth County for many years. He was a member of the Veteran's Alliance, the McDonald's Coffee Club and the Lafayette F&AM #44 Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years. As a former member of Corinth Baptist Church, he served them in the office of church clerk and treasurer, Sunday school superintendent, song leader and deacon. At his death, he was a member and deacon of Haw Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Gerald Tate, Benson and Brenda Tate; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and David Clackum; grandchildren, Julie and Randy Davenport, Jan and Justin Gaddis of Dawsonville, Clint Clackum of Cumming; great-grandchildren, Colbie, William and T.J. Gaddis of Dawsonville; sister, Ethel Grizzle of Dahlonega; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Compassionate Hospice Foundation, 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 112, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 26, in the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Orr, the Rev. Jackie Stewart and the Rev. Larry Vaughan officiating. Interment will follow in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home Friday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.
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 June 25 to June 28, 2010