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Dr. Samuel K. Laffoday

September 13, 1924 — January 15, 2008

Dr. Samuel Kanada Laffoday passed away in Atlanta, Georgia, January 15, 2008.  Dr. Laffoday was born in Lamar, South Carolina, September 13, 1924, the son of Charles William Laffoday and Deborah May Marsh.  He served his country during World War II as a sergeant in the U. S. Army and later served his home state of South Carolina as a professor of biological sciences at Presbyterian College and at The College of Charleston.  He served the state of Georgia as a professor at The Southern College of Pharmacy and as a founding member of DeKalb Community College in Atlanta, where he served until his retirement. Dr. Laffoday was a teacher, a Mason and a member of The United Methodist Church.  He is preceded in passing by his brother Charles W. Laffoday and his sisters, Elma Lee Laffoday DuBose and Debbie Laffoday McAbee.  Dr. Laffoday is survived by his wife, Joanne Andrews Laffoday four children, two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, all who continue to love him. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 19th at Newman Swamp Methodist Church, with interment to follow in the church cemetery in Lamar, SC.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Friday at A. S. Turner & Sons in Atlanta, GA.

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