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Raymond Vanson McLarty

Feb. 6, 1929 - Sept. 6, 2022

Born:  February 6, 1929, Villa Rica, Georgia
Death:  September 6, 2022, Villa Rica, Georgia
Married:  Margie Baxter McLarty
Military Service:  U.S. Army / Korean War                     

Raymond and Margie's headstone

Raymond was the son of the late Rufus D. and Vergie Cole McLarty.
He lived his entire life in the area, graduated from school, entered the
U. S. Army during the Korean War, and received the Purple Heart.


He worked as a welder for the Ford Motor Company in Atlanta, was a United Auto Workers Union member, and retired with twenty-five years of service.


Raymond enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his grandsons, doing cabinet work, at which he was quite good, camping and RVing, working in his garden, and he loved the Atlanta Braves.
He was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Buchanan, GA.

Raymond  Vanson McLarty, 93, of Villa Rica, GA, died September 6, 2022, in Tanner Medical Center, Villa Rica.

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Raymond Vanson McLarty

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-nine years, Margie Baxter McLarty, on May 8, 2021; four sisters, Hazel Merritt, Bertha Hitchcock, Dura Grimshaw, and Mae Harrison; and two brothers, William McLarty, and Paul McLarty.

Survivors include two daughters, Rhonda Gulledge and her husband, Charles of Villa Rica, GA, and Renee McLarty Arocho of Mulberry, FL; three grandsons, Cody (Kristy) Gulledge of Carrollton, GA, Connor Gulledge of Carrollton, GA and Caleb Arocho of Mulberry, FL; a great-granddaughter, Emma Gulledge of Carrollton, GA. and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Raymond was interred with military honors conducted by the Honor Guard Team of Fort Benning, GA.

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Raymond's 1940-42 Draft Card
Raymond was listed with his father's household in the 1930 Federal Census. The family lived in Fullerville, GA on Mulberry Rock Rd.

Margie [Baxter] McLarty

February 28, 1935 - May 8, 2021

Born:  February 28, 1935, Dallas, Georgia
Death:  May 8, 2021, Villa Rica, Georgia
Married:  Raymond Vanson McLarty  

Margie was born in Dallas, GA, on February 28, 1935, the daughter of the late Lucious Baxter and Lola Cole Baxter. Her earlier years were spent in Dallas, moving to the Villa Rica area in 1961.


Her greatest joys were her home, husband, grandsons, and great-granddaughter. She loved camping and RVing, yard sales and thrifting, planting flowers in her yard, watching the Braves, and was exceptionally good at crossword puzzles. She also had a catering business for some time and enjoyed cake decorating.


She was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Buchanan, GA, and attended the Adult Sunday School Class. She will be missed by her family and many friends but will be remembered, with a smile, for the beautiful memories she leaves behind.

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Margie McLarty
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