Raleigh Wayman Major, age 85, passed Saturday, October 4, 2014. Preceded in death by his son, Gary Major; survived by his wife of 62 years, Mona Mozley Major; children Ralph and wife Kaye George of Woodstock, Georgia, Janis Wilson of Hiram, Georgia, Fran Walters of Enterprise, Alabama, Kenny and wife Pam Major of Decatur, Georgia, and Robin Whitaker of Winder, Georgia. Brother, Larry and wife Cecile Major of Roswell, Georgia. Sister, Joyce Stradley of Loganville, Georgia. Also surviving are 8 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild. Mr. Major was a retired truck driver for the ABF trucking company. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11 AM from the Stone Mountain Chapel of Wages & Sons Funeral Home. The family will receive friends immediately following the Memorial Service. 1040 Main Street Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083. The family requests those of you wanting to use floral tributes please contact Siam Imports Florist 249A East Moreno Street Buford, Georgia 30518 at 770-932-2001. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com. 770-469-9811.

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  1. At this difficult time….Expressing deepest sympathy to the family .
    Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Young

  2. I am deeply sadden for the lost of an wonderful husband,father, and friend. May God hold his family at this difficult time of their lives. He will be miss.

  3. Wishing you all a day of special moments in this time of sorrow
    and treasured memories to lift you up.
    When someone you love becomes a memory,
    the memory becomes a treasure.

  4. I always enjoyed visiting Uncle Waymon, and Aunt Mona, He never was a judgmental person, he shot from the hip and was always fair. Waymon was a really good Brother to my Dad Wilford Major, and they did for each other, that made an impression on me . Waymon would always get me to play “Ramblin’ Man” when Kenny and I had the guitars out, he would sing along , he really liked that song. R.I.P. uncle Waymon, I know that you are now at peace, and though we will all miss you , we are happy for you at the same time because we know you are at a better place now.

  5. We’ve never met, but I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to your family and may you rest in peace. With deepest sympathy, Myra (Winchey), Sammy, Dylan and Lucas

  6. My Dearest brother left us after midnight between 12 and 3 am, making the official date of death October 4, 2014.
    He was one of 9 siblings. 7 boys, 2 girls…Brothers, Renford, Walter,Wilford, Marvin, James(J.T.) Larry, Elsie,Joyce.
    There are 2 left now, Me,( Joyce) and Larry. Wayman had been sick for a long time, with several different serious conditions
    that he had overcome , but he still had this urgency and passion to keep on going,as long as he could get out and drive and go
    play cards, he was ok.. about april 2012, when his favorite poker game of Omaha Hi-lo broke up that he played for years with
    all his poker buddies ( and he sure had a lot of them) and there was so much respect between all of them, it was just
    unbelievable. He really missed the game, and kinda started going downhill from there…even though he still watched poker
    on tv, and of course, all his western movies, John Wayne, etc.he also missed playing guitar. Mona his beloved wife, kept begging him to go to the hospital
    and get better..She finally got him to agree , and she and I took him to emory ER on august 21st. They said he had shingles, and
    a clot on his lung. still we were hopeful when he went to rehab on sept 6. He stayed there until he came home on sept. 26..and
    that was all he wanted to do was come home.. But he would hold on for only one week. His wife Mona did everything for him, and he was so loved.. He was my oldest brother, and I would and did do anything and everything for him that he asked me to do.
    It was so easy to it, and it was a treasured privlege to do it, and to have him in my life. I thank God so very much for that.
    If you are reading this, please take a moment to say a prayer for him, and for Mona, and the entire family…it is really appreciated.
    He was so loved by everyone. God Bless, and may he rest in peace. forever, your sister, Joyce

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