Ruffin Emory Ladd

Mr. Ruffin Emory Ladd, age 89, a lifelong resident of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Summer's Landing Assisted Living in Gainesville.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. The Rev. Matt Wethington and the Rev. Benji Ladd will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Ladd was born on July 18, 1924, the son of the late Emory Ladd and Pearl (Fields) Ladd. He attended Sardis School and he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired from Martin, Nalley, Jim Wilson and Hardy Chevrolet after 45 years. He was a member of Riverbend Baptist Church, he served as a Sunday School teacher, treasurer and Deacon Emeritus and served as a Deacon for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mary Lois (Cape) Ladd; brother, Walter Ladd; and sister, Gwen Coley.

Mr. Ladd is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Sandra Ladd; Maxey and Sue Ladd; daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Hardy Propes, all of Gainesville; granddaughter and husband, Staci and Tony Wagoner; grandsons and wives, Shannon and Neysa Ladd, Gainesville; Phil and Shelly Ladd, Lula; Benji and Kristi Ladd, Greenville, S.C.; Zach and Katie Propes, Gainesville; great-grandchildren, Luke, Lydia, Emery, Jessie, Hadley, Rainey, Allie and Lily Ladd; sister and brother-in-law, Blondene and Darrell Sheridan; sister-in-law, Edythe Ladd; brother-in-law, Benny Cape; special nephew, Bobby Joe Peck; and a number of other family; friends; and relatives also survive.

A special Thank You to the staff and caregivers at Summer's Landing of Gainesville.

Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA, 770-297-6200. For online condolences www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.

Funeral Home

Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Jan. 5, 2014