Rayford Cleveland

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Mr. Rayford Thomas “Tommy” Cleveland, age 75, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023.


Tommy was born on Sunday, June 6, 1948, in Jackson, Georgia to the late Marshall Howard Cleveland and the late Bertha Jefferies Cleveland. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Carol Rice Cleveland; brother, Jerrell Cleveland; sisters, Carol Anderson, Sarah English, Margaret Greenwood. Tommy served in the United States Army and in the Vietnam War where he received a purple heart. He later worked as a machinist for Snapper. He enjoyed going to the mountains and the beach, fishing at Jackson Lake, and cutting grass on a Snapper mower. Tommy loved classic cars and was a big NASCAR fan.


Tommy is survived by his daughter and son-in-law; Melinda and Keith Crabb; grandchildren, Rebecca Crabb, Jeremy Crabb, Brandon Crabb; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and Jimmy Cook, Martha Miller, Dorothy and Budd Cronan; several nieces and nephews.


A funeral service for Mr. Tommy Cleveland will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. at Sherrell Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at the funeral home.


Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.sherrell-westburyfuneralhome.com.


Sherrell-Westbury Funeral Home, 212 E. College Street, Jackson, GA, is serving the Cleveland family.

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Sherrell-Westbury Funeral Home
212 East College Street
Jackson, Georgia, United States

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Friday, September 22, 2023
Sherrell Memorial Chapel
212 E. College St.
Jackson, Georgia, United States


Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery
151 Macedonia Church Road
Jackson, Georgia, United States
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