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Ronald May

October 13, 1948 — December 28, 2021

Mr. Ronald Dale May 73 departed this life Tuesday December 28, 2021. Ronald was born in Ellijay, Georgia to his late parents Bernard Dale and Retha Tankersley May. Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Gale Harper May of the residence, son; Linsey May wife Amanda May, grandchildren, Tyson May and Paisley May.  Newell and Alice May (aunt and uncle), and Jean Woodring (aunt) along with several other cousins, nieces and nephews.  Ronald graduated Gilmer High School in 1966; he attended Technical College in Atlanta for 2 years after graduating he worked for a large company in Dalton, Georgia. A company in Chattanooga, Tn. contacted him to come for more training on managing a Data center in Blue Ridge, after his training was complete, he opened a data center in Blue Ridge, where he did all the computer work for banks in North Georgia for 5 years. A Company in Chattanooga bought the Company and offered Ronald a job to stay on and work but because he had planted a young apple orchard, he didn’t take the job. Ronald went to Real Estate School and started selling Real Estate and growing apples which he dearly loved he was one great salesman. Ronald operated his Orchard and 3 smaller orchards for many years, Ronald was President of the Georgia Mountain Apple Growers Association for Several years. He was a devout sportsman, he loved to fish and hunt it was a lifelong passion for him, he hunted in many places including Canada and has several nice trophies from his adventures. Ronald and Gale traveled the world with much love and enjoyment of the different cultures from other countries. He and Gale cruised Alaska at least 6 times, enjoyed a 21-day country cruise in Europe, Riverboat Cruises in Norway, Sweden, Amsterdam, and Paris. Linsey enjoyed the trips too, they were able to see every state in the USA. Ronald was loved by all who knew him with his outgoing personality and witty way. If you ever met him, you never forgot that Southern accent, he was a loving Husband, father and grandfather. God blessed his life with lots of love and pleasure and he lived it to the fullest until about 4 years ago his health began to decline and his ability to get around diminished. God took Ronald and his faithful best friend Hoot together. Ronalds friends and family await the day we see his big Joyful smile again, but we know he is in a better place with no more pain and suffering.


Services to celebrate the life of Ronald Dale May will be Saturday January 8, 2022, at 1:00 PM from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Rosser and Rev. Jeff Phillips officiating.


Cremation Services of Georgia is in charge of arrangements 119 North Gate Industrial Drive Ball Ground, Georgia. 3107 (678) 454-2010

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

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Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

115 Pleasant Grove Road, Ellijay, GA 30540

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