Luther Baye Colbaugh and Cleo Cristopher Colbaugh

Luther Baye Colbaugh 1934 – 2002  Luther was born on March 13, 1934. Luther died on January 19, 2002 at 67 years old., Jan 19, 2002 – Mr. Luther Baye Colbaugh, 67, of Mableton Parkway, Mableton, died 

Cleo Christopher Colbaugh, 80, of Atlanta, passed away Feb. 8 in Rome. She was retired from Grady Hospital medical records department after 38 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Colbaugh; parents, Robert Alonzo and Delia Breedlove Christopher; brother, Cleve Christopher; sisters, Edna Pearl Christopher, Lucille Hurst and Miles Christopher. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Lucy and Tim Garlin of Rome, Melissa and Ralph Williams of Calhoun; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Susan Christopher of Douglasville; sisters, Myra Perry of Rossville, Bernice Sullivan of Summerville; brothers, Willis Christopher and Chuck Christopher both of Trenton; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. in the Moore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Darrell McGinnis and Bro. Mark Dwiggins officiating. Interment was in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Feb. 10, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Feb. 11 and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Feb. 12. 
Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home,Trenton.


Luther and Cleo had two children Melissa and Lucy. Luther Baye was Harless Ralphs (My Dad’s Brother) He did a variety of jobs> Luther’s birth date at 1934 would have put him at the age of 10 in 1944 when the World War Two Draft was on. Earl and Harless served with my dad in the army at Fort Orr and Earl in the Navy on the USS Saratoga. Luther stuck to painting and eventually found work doing building maintenance. One event that happened in Luther’s life involved the June 1989 fire at  1718-1720 Peachtree Street. The fire was a major news event with 5 people dead and 25 injured. Luther knew the electricians who was refusing the panel that started the fire.

Luther shared one of his business cards with me as Filter Man. He was capable of securing many business accounts as a contractor replacing air filters and maintaining commercial buildings. Considering during the time many buildings would hire contractors to handle some simple maintenance. 

Cleo Colbaugh was a nurse for many years. She was retired from Grady Hospital medical records department after 38 years of service. Luther said he was going to write a book called My Wife My Hero as I am sure he thought of her that way. I will try to find some pictures of Cleo and Luther if I can. 


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