OBITUARY

Claude Dabney Sartain

January 4, 1929February 11, 2020
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Mr. Claude “Peanut” Sartain, age 91, passed away on February 11, 2020, in Decatur, Georgia.

He was born on January 4, 1929 in Madison County, Georgia. He graduated from Madison County High School and went on to serve in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He began working for Atlanta Gas Light in 1951 and was employed there until retirement in 1991.

In retirement he enjoyed gardening, fishing, traveling, college football, and spending time with his family. He could often be found in his backyard tending to his fruits and vegetables. He spent each Fall Saturday watching both Georgia Tech and UGA. While a Yellow Jacket at heart, he was a season ticket holder for the Bulldogs. To anyone who would listen he would share stories of his childhood and memories of his family. Claude always took time to shine a light on his grandchildren’s achievements.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joneal Cromer Sartain; his parents, George Nathan Sartain and Jessie Lee Crow Sartain; 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

He is survived by his second wife, Joyce Cromer Hall Sartain; sister, Delores Turpin; daughter, Becky Bollinger; son, Tim and his wife Laura Sartain; stepson Greg Hall, stepdaughter Melanie and her husband Jeff Freeman; grandson Steven Bollinger; grandson Jonathan and his wife Emily Bollinger; granddaughter, Nicolle Sartain; step grandsons Beau Freeman and Hudson Hall; step granddaughter, Hilary Hall; great grandsons Lane and Knox Bollinger.

Funeral Services will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home in Tucker, GA for Saturday 2/22/2020 at 3:00pm with a public visitation 1 hour prior. Burial will follow the funeral at Floral Hills Memory Gardens and a brief reception will take place following the burial, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his honor to the American Cancer Society.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 22, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial to follow Chapel Service, Reception following burial

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Cheryl (Bugg) Bell

February 14, 2020

Our family (Bugg) lived on Webb Road in Tucker, two doors down from the Sartain's, for 20+ years. It was during the time that your neighbors were like family. It was "Yes, Sir" and "No, Ma'am." You respected your elders. And you behaved yourself or someone's Mom or Dad would tell your parents because everybody was always looking after everyone else's kids like they were their own.

We ran around barefoot all summer and played Freeze Tag, Hide and Seek, Simon Says, Red Rover, badminton, and other games all day long. We knew the fun and games were over when we heard Mr. Sartain's big, loud whistle for Tim to come home. Mrs. Sartain had dinner ready. And Tim knew he had better run home as fast as he could...or else.

To this day, my husband, George, and I are good friends with Tim, Laura, and Nicolle. And I am grateful for that and all the good years and childhood memories from Webb Road, including the famous Sartain dinner whistle.

Claude was a good family man. He was much loved and well taken care of up to the very end by his loving family. He will be deeply missed. Our heartfelt prayers to Tim, Laura, Becky, Joyce, his grandchildren, and all of his precious family.

George and Cheryl Bell

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