Lay, Roger Lee (Chatsworth)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Roger Lee Lay, 68, of Chatsworth, GA, died on Thursday, January 3, 2013 in the VA Hospital in Nashville.

Roger was born June 3, 1944 in Oneida, TN, a son of the late G.B. and Hazel Lay; and was also preceded in death by his brother, Glenn Lay. 

He proudly served his country in the United States Army. 

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Lay of Chatsworth; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Pam Lay of Dalton; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Jerry Taylor of Ringgold, Debbie and Barry Coker of Tampa, FL and Darlene and Gene Stone of Cohutta, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Debbie Lay, Benny Lay of Chatsworth and Ann Lay of Clinton, TN; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Roger Lee Lay will be held Sunday January 6, at 8 p.m. from the Ponders Melrose Chapel with Reverend Ed Pippin officiating. 

The family receive friends at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, January 6. 

Graveside services will be held Monday January 7, at 11 a.m. from the Colonial Hills Memorial Park Cemetery with the American Legion Post 112 in charge of Military Rites. 

Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Ponders Funeral Homes, Melrose Chapel, Dalton.


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