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Rex S. Tatum

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Rex S. Tatum, age 83, of Gainesville, Ga., formerly of Clarkesville, Ga., passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Tatum was born on Aug. 4, 1930, in Clarkesville, Ga., to the late Floyd B. and Della Icey Stewart Tatum. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen Ragsdale Tatum; brother, John Tatum; sister, Ella Tatum. Mr. Tatum was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was a United States Air Force veteran. Mr. Tatum was a retired electrician with Scovill Manufacturing.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Kenneth Ledford, Clarkesville, Ga., Sandra and Dalva Jones, Gainesville, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Jake Jacobs, Alma, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, George and Mary Lou Tatum, Alma, Ga.; grandchildren, Jaron Loggins, Nathan and Iris Loggins, Derrick Jones, Corey and Anneliese Jones.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, Ga., with the Rev. Doug Saxton officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the United States Air Force.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to The , 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605-3007, or The , 1720 Epps Bridge Parkway, Suite 108-383, Athens, GA 30606.

Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, Ga., 706-778-1700.

Those wishing to express online condolences to the Tatum family may do so by visiting our website at www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com from Apr. 28 to Apr. 29, 2014
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