Mr. Tatum died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 4, 1930, in Clarkesville, he was the son of the late Floyd B. and Della Icey Stewart Tatum. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen Ragsdale Tatum; brother, John Tatum; and 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 of Clarkesville, Sandra and Dalva Jones of Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Jake Jacobs of Alma; brother and sister-in-law, George and Mary Lou Tatum of Alma; grandchildren, Jaron Loggins, Nathan and Iris Loggins, Derrick Jones, Corey and Anneliese Jones.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605-3007; or The American Heart Association, 1720 Epps Bridge Parkway, Suite 108-383, Athens, GA 30606.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Tatum family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, April 30, 2014