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Raymond Ray E. Gregg III
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Raymond "Ray" E. Gregg III, 58, died Dec. 10, 2013.

Born May 9, 1955, in Potsdam, N.Y. to Patricia Burwell and Raymond Gregg, he graduated from high school in Horicon, Wis.

He attended Southwest State University in Marshall, Minn.

He lived in many different places over the years, including Houston, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, Chicago, Ill. and finally settling in the Roswell/Cumming area in 1991.

Ray (also known as "Greggie") worked for Deere & Company and the Shell Corporation after college.

He then joined Home Depot and was part of their incredible growth and success over the past 22 years.

Ray attended the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cumming. He was an avid four-wheeler, belonging to the ATV Jamboree where many family memories were made. Ray will be especially remembered for his quick wit, his spirit of adventure, and for having a tenacious soul. This unique combination of traits was magnetic. For family and friends, Ray will be remembered as being authentic and always willing to help others.

His mother, Patricia Gregg, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his two children, Erin of Duluth and Casey of Dawsonville; accompanied by their mother, Valeri Gregg; one grandson, Brody; father, Raymond E. Gregg Jr. of Horicon, Wis.; nine younger siblings, Mary Kay and Tony Westimayer, Betsy and Loren Zuhlke, Kevin and Sue Gregg, Colleen and Dave Otto, Jon, Lisa and Mark Killam, Leah, Michael and Carrie Hoff; various other relatives also survive.

A memorial services was held at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Christ the Redeemer Church in Dawsonville.

McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.