Class of 1946
|The funeral service for Paris
native James Leonard Haywood of Dunwoody, Ga., will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at
Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Brian Wimberley will officiate. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the service on Saturday.
Haywood, 85, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Agape Hospice House in Winder, Ga.
Born June 30, 1928, in Paris, he was a son of the late Jules Floyd Haywood Sr. and Mable Hill Haywood.
His wife, Verne Clementine Odom Haywood, died March 20, 1994.
Haywood was a member of Dunwoody Baptist Church. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he served in the 101st Airborne Division. He attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and earned his bachelorís degree from Murray State University. He was a member of the Murray State University Alumni Association and former president of the Sandy Springs, Ga., Civitan Club.
He leaves two sons: Mark G. (Patricia A.) Haywood of Duluth, Ga., and Steve Haywood and friend Renee Chester of Cumming, Ga.; one sister: Rosalyn Haywood of Murray; a sister-in-law: Carolyne Giles Haywood of Tifton, Ga.;
Three grandchildren: Brett (Teresa) Haywood of Woodstock, Ga., Bryan Haywood of Atlanta; and Holly Haywood of Duluth; and two great-grandchildren: Nathaniel and Elliott Haywood, both of Woodstock.
He also was preceded in death by a brother: Jules Floyd Haywood Jr.; and a grandchild: Amanda Haywood.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donorís choice.
Reprinted from THE PARIS
April 2, 2014 Edition ~ Used by Permission
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