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George Dekle Busbee

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George Dekle Busbee of Duluth, GA, died on July 16, 2004. He was 76 years of age. He served as governor of the State of Georgia from 1975 to 1983. He is survived by his wife Mary Beth Busbee, four children, George D. Busbee, Jr. of Albany and daughter-in-law Tammy Busbee; Beth Kindt of Champaign, Il and son-in-law John Kindt; Jan Curtis of Atlanta and son-in-law Carlton Curtis, and Jeff Busbee of Suwanee and daughter-in-law Kelly Busbee, and 13 grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Wesley Turton of Cordele and Mrs. Madison Coley of Vienna, and one brother, Dr. Perry Busbee of Cordele. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, July 20th at eleven o'clock at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. A private funeral service for Governor Busbee will be held at Parkway Baptist Church. This service is for family members and Parkway Baptist Church members. Governor Busbee will lie in state Monday, July 19th at the Capitol Rotunda from ten until eleven o'clock for State officials, dignitaries, and special guests and from eleven until one o'clock for the public. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The University of Georgia Foundation In support of the George D. Busbee Chair in Public Policy, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 or Gwinnett Technical Foundation, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, (770)962-7580. Express tributes and condolences by visiting www.mem.com. The family will receive friends Monday evening from seven until nine o'clock at H. M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill, 4550 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, (404) 261-3510.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 18, 2004
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