Leah L. Casey
1928 - 2020
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Leah L. Casey, 91, formerly of Anniston, died Sunday in memory care in Palm Coast, Fl., after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for many years.
Mrs. Casey was born on May 18, 1928, in Wrigley, Tenn., the daughter of Dossie Holmes Sykes and Leah Smith Sykes.
Her mother died a week later and Leah was cared for by her mother's family while her father worked. When Leah was a year old, she was adopted by Hiram Luther Layman and his wife Nora Keeling Layman, Leah's great-aunt. Mr. Layman was the yard master for the L&N Railroad.
Mrs. Casey graduated from Anniston High School and from Jacksonville State Teachers College (now Jacksonville State University) with a degree in elementary education.
She and Mack L. Casey of Anniston were married in August of 1950.
Mrs. Casey taught school, mostly sixth grade, in Oxford and in LaGrange and Brunswick, Ga., and Gainesville, Fl.
Mrs. Casey was preceded in death by her husband and by a daughter, Fara Ann Casey.
Survivors include: her son, Mack Wayne Casey (Mary) of Cumming, Ga.; a daughter, Marcia Casey Langhenry of Daytona Beach; granddaughters Greta Langhenry and Jody Feinberg; grandsons Read Langhenry and Steve Casey; half-sisters Joan Cunningham (Mac) and Lynn Cain; and five great-grandchildren.
Milam Funeral Home in Gainesville, Fl., is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Anniston Star on May 21, 2020.
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May 28, 2020
So sorry to hear about the passing of Leah. She worked at our office John Merrill, Inc Realtors for many years. She was a very pleasant person and great to work with. Our heart felt condolences to Wayne and family.
Tom and Nora Merrill
Thomas L Merrill
May 26, 2020
Oh, Im so very sorry ! Leah and I met years ago teaching at Metcalfe and were immediate friends. What a sweetheart! I will always remember her caring, loving heart and the little chats we had in Publix while Mac patiently waited on a bench nearby. I thank the Lord for her friendship. God bless and comfort your family ! Love, Connie Smith, Gainesville Fl
Connie Smith
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