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Maureen Lord Dunn

The communication lines in Heaven are working stronger since George sauntered in! I worked "outside" with George as a Cable Splicer. He was always a gentleman and well respected repairman. Condolences to his family. May peace surround you Gail.

John Ackermann

What a privelege to have worked with Mr. George at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy. George supported the school as a Board member, and I will always call him my friend. I deeply respect his faith in God and his great sense of humor.

Laura L. Vonnoh

Gail and family, please accept my and my husband John’s deepest condolences on the recent death of George. I truly enjoyed volunteering with both George and Gail in AWANA at First Baptist Church in Fernandina for several years. George was always a good-natured fellow, and the 4 and 5-year-old boys and girls seemed to love being around him! I will continue to keep you all in my prayers, Gail! I know you will love and miss George until we all see him again in Heaven!.

Tina Ritenour

Poor George. You are such a great man so sorry to hear of your passing.My condolences to you and yours.

Jane Gurley

Gayle and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. George was a sweet man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

BJ, Nicole, Lillian, & Jorja

Many thoughts, prayers, and memories. Love you oodles Uncle George

Ilee & Jim Denmark

RIP George! You hanks for being our friend and I will miss picking on you! Love Jim & Ilee❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏

George W. Lay


George W. Lay. 76, of Fernandina Beach passed away Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Baptist Medical Center, Nassau.

He was born in Blakely, GA and was a son of the late William and Bernell Benton Lay.

After high school he joined the U. S. Air Force where he served honorably. In 1969 he moved to Jacksonville where he began work for Southern Bell as a repairman. He retired from AT&T after a 42 year long career.

Mr. Lay was a faithful and active member of First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach. He enjoyed working in his yard, watching the television news and finding a sugary snack late at night. He also liked hanging out with his friends, Terry and Cheryl, as well as petting their cat Gracie. He often could be found listening to “Old School” country music. He will be remembered for his joke telling and always being willing to lend a helping hand to a neighbor whenever he could.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, William and Wilton.

He leaves behind his wife, Glinda Gail Lay of Fernandina Beach; his children, Lorraine (Cary) Brannan of Jacksonville, Lisa Lay (Art) Carter of Jacksonville, Shannon (Mathew) Haeseler of Canterbury, CT, Danielle (Craig) Young of Canterbury, CT and Garrett (Jasmine) Lay of Yulee; his sisters, Rebecca “Jeanne” Holler of Jacksonville and Sandra “Sandy” (Faramarz) Behzadi of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

A service to remember his life will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2024 beginning at 9:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach.

He will be laid to rest with military honors at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 12:30 PM later the same day.


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