Maury Pierce Tatum


Mr. Maury “Yank” Pierce Tatum, age 85, of Leesburg, passed away Sunday, July 15th, at his residence following an extended illness.

Funeral service will be 2 P.M. Wednesday, July 18th, at Perry Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Samuel Eldridge officiating; burial will follow in Sand Rock Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 P.M.  until 2 P.M. Wednesday.

Pallbearers include Billy Wayne Harris, James Carver, David Robertson, Billy Wayne Tillery, Fred Rochester, James Dorsett.

Survivors include his wife Carol O’Neal Perry of 29 years; son Steve Perry of Sand Rock; daughters Sheri (Joe) Henshaw of Rydell, GA., Robin Perry of Sand Rock; brother Max (Janet) Tatum of Cartersville, GA.; sister Madelyn Arnold of Cartersville, GA; grandchildren Tate (Stephanie) Henshaw, Matt Henshaw; great grandchildren Evie Henshaw, Ava Henshaw; sisters-in-law Mechelle (Dan) O’Neal of Meadows of Dan, VA., Debbie (Mike) Woolsey of Boca Raton, FL.; several nieces, nephews and friends.

Mr. Tatum was a native of Cartersville, GA., the son of the late William and Retha Land Tatum, and was a member of Sand Rock United Methodist Church. Mr. Tatum was also a veteran of the Korean War.

Special Thanks to Cherokee Home Health, Loving Arms Home Care, and Southern care New Beacon Hospice.

Perry Funeral Home directing.