The Newnan Times-Herald


​ John Raymond Pedersen

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Jul. 12, 2017 - 6:47 PM

John Raymond Pedersen, 83, passed away in the early morning of Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at home in Newnan, Ga.  

He was born in GIbbon, Neb. on May 28, 1934 to the late Olaf Pedersen and Clara Teitz Pedersen. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Dayton Pedersen and Dick Pedersen; and his sister Gloria Pedersen Bartak.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, LaVonne Weston Pedersen; son, Wendell (Meg) Pedersen; daughters, Denise (Roland) McDonald, JoVonne (Eric) Thomas; grandchildren, Sara (Antonio) Delgado, Rachel McDonald, Mary McDonald, Nate Thomas and Daphne Thomas. He is also survived by his brothers, Leonard (Phyllis) Pedersen and Don (Gerry) Pedersen; and sister-in-law, D. Pedersen; and survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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The funeral service is Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, in Newnan with Rev. Ed Tomlinson officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions will be used to establish a scholarship at Gibbon High School in honor of John Pedersen.

McKoon Funeral Home and Crematory 770-253-4580