Layman C. Prather

October 26, 1955 - January 22, 2022


Obituary For Layman C. Prather

With humble respect, Sewell Mortuary in Grantville announces the transition of Layman C. Prather on January 22nd, 2022.

Visitation will be Friday 28th from 4 to 7 PM at Sewell Mortuary.

Funeral service will be Saturday the 29th, at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church at 2 PM.

Layman Charles Prather “Sap” was born in Greenville Ga. On October
26, 1955 at 6:00 pm to the late George Lee Prather and Virginia Bernice
Prather. He was the first born of five children. He attended Greenville
High School he graduated with the class of 1973. He was very active in
4H since he was a young boy. During his camp visits at Rock Eagle 4H
center, he met the love of his life, Beverly Jean Ford. This young love
continued and they married on March 29, 1980. Through this union
they were blessed with a son Christopher Adam Prather.

Layman joined Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church at an early age. Later on, Rev.
McArthur Blount ordained him as a deacon where he served for thirty
years. He was elected as a chairman and also on the building
committee. If Layman heard someone was sick, he was sure to visit or
call. Plus follow up to make sure they were ok. The song “May The Work
I’ve Done Speak For Me” says a lot about his dedication towards his
family, church and the community.

Layman had a successful career at Tredegar Industries (Bonnell) located
in Newnan Ga. for 30 plus yrs. until retirement. Louis Bell, Timmy
McGruder, Kimberly Walmack, Laneesha Reeves, and Gloria Bailey were
some of his notable colleagues during his career at Tredegar Industries
plus many others.

Layman was preceded in death by his wife Beverly Jean Ford Prather,
Father George Lee Prather, Sister Joanne Prather Ferguson, and Mother-
in-law Emily Ruth Barron Ford.

He leaves to cherish in his memory his one and only son Christopher A.
Prather (Amy Walker), two grandchildren, Cashis and Amerie, His
mother, Virginia Bernice Prather, two sisters Vivian (Eric) Byrd and
Juanita (Mitchell) Strozier, one brother, Earnest (Shorana) Prather and
Auntie Cathrine Gates. And a host of nieces and nephews, neighbors
and friends.


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  • 02/08/2022

    My condolences to the Prather's family..-Howe Family

  • 02/01/2022

    My Condolences to the Prather family.

  • 02/01/2022

  • 01/30/2022

    My condolences and prayers. Rosser Family

  • 01/29/2022

    Our hearts and prayers are with the family at this time

  • 01/28/2022

    My condolences and prayers for the Prather family. May God strengthen you during your bereaving time. R.I.H. Layman

  • 01/27/2022

    Condolences to the family of Layman Prather. Margie Hines

  • 01/27/2022

    Affectionately known as Sapp. He was my cousin. Will miss our conversations. God thank you for welcoming him into your kingdom!

  • 01/27/2022

    May you rest among the Angel's. The Class of 1973 Greenville High School.

  • 01/26/2022

    Condolences to the family Layman was my supervisor when I worked at Bonnell a good person. Rest in peace Layman.

  • 01/26/2022

    Our condolences to the Prather family. May God walk ever so close to all of you during this time of loss. Jerry and Janice May

  • 01/26/2022

    My dear Laymond, I will ❤️ you always. Auntie Effie Hill.

  • 01/26/2022

    My condolences to the Prather Family

  • 01/25/2022

    Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Prather Family

  • 01/25/2022

    Fly High My Friend. May you forver RIP.

  • 01/25/2022

    Mr Layman you will be truly missed you were a great supervisor at Bonnell when I was there . Thank you for always giving good advice when I needed it. Sending my prayers and love to the Prather Family.

  • 01/25/2022

    My nephew Layman Charles were a man of great statue with a easy calm spirit about him.We will truly miss him, condolences to the immediate family...RIP❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • 01/24/2022

    My condolences to the Prather's family and friends..

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