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Raymond Vanson McLarty


February 6, 1929

Villa Rica, Georgia

September 6, 2022

Villa Rica, Georgia
Rufus D. McLarty
Vergie McLarty

Margie Baxter McLarty

Army, Korean War, Purple Heart

Rhonda McLarty Gulledge
Renee McLarty Arocho

Snow Covered Trees
Marble Statue
Raymond Vanson McLarty, 93, of Villa Rica, GA, died Tuesday, September 6, 2022, in Tanner Medical Center, Villa Rica.

He was born in Villa Rica, GA, on February 6, 1929, the son of the late Rufus D. and Vergie Cole McLarty. He lived his entire life in this area, graduated from school, entered the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and received the Purple Heart. He worked as a welder for Ford Motor Company in Atlanta, GA, 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.

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 several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family will receive friends at the J. Hoyt Thomas Funeral Home on Friday, September 9. 2022, from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 9, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. from the Chapel of J. Hoyt Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Byrd and Rev. Jason Hudgens officiating. Connor Gulledge will give the eulogy. The following gentlemen will be pallbearers: Chuck Gulledge, Robert Arocho, Caleb Arocho, Cody Gulledge, Connor Gulledge, Ronnie McLarty, and Danny McLarty. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Villa Rica, GA, with Military Honors conducted by the Honor Guard Team of Fort Benning, GA.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at
J. Hoyt Thomas Funeral Home of Villa Rica is caring for the McLarty Family.
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