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Roland Lee Heath

A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at McMullen Funeral Home in Columbus, Ga., for Roland Lee Heath, 83, of Columbus, Ga., who passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Roland was born in Junction City, Ga., on Oct. 9, 1936. He graduated from Georgia Peabody College, now Vanderbilt University, and Georgia State University. He dedicated his life to educating young children, spending the early part of his career in Brevard County, Fla., then moving back to Georgia and retiring from Harris County as a special education director.

His parents, C.B. Heath and Emily Whittington Heath, and his brother, Earl Heath, preceded Roland in death.

Survivors include, his wife, Gloria Willis Heath; brother, Lanny R. Heath (Ann) of Destin, Fla.; nephews, Jeffery B. Heath (Kelly) and Steven A. Thompson (Sarah Ellen); niece, Elizabeth T. Sanford (Kirby), and sister-in-law, E.W. Thompson. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Rd.. Columbus, GA. 31909 or John B. Amos Cancer Center, 1831 5th Ave., Columbus, GA. 31904.