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2007-01-31 / Local News

Leon Lamb

Cherokee County native

Leon Lamb, 63, of Foley, Ala., died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at his home.

A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late Mary (Nub) Pace Brown of Gaffney and the late Johnny Joe Lamb.

Surviving are three sons, Bryan Scott Lamb, Christopher Mark Lamb and Tristan Lamb of Georgia; a daughter, Cindy Cerny of Gaffney; two brothers, Johnny Elmer Lamb and Joe Dean Lamb; two sisters, Jerri Owens and Mary Lynn Bowen, both of Gaffney; a nephew, Rodney Dean Lamb; and three nieces, Tammy Robinette, Mary Ann Smith and Wendy Brown, all of Gaffney.

Leon was well-known for his love of baseball and played for the Gaffney Musgrove Team in 1961 along with Tommy Dye, his best friend. He was also a member of the Mike Hunters Atlanta Softball Team, playing second base, and was named the team's Most Valuable Player as the result of his nine homers in four games and went on to win the double-elimination Labor Day tournament held in Tampa, Fla.

A private service was held in Foley, Ala., on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.

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