Former Fulton County Judge Leonard Ray Mooney died Dec. 21 at Fulton County Hospital. He was 76. Fulton County Clerk Gene Maguffee said, "Mooney was a good friend of mine. He made a real good county judge while in office." He served Fulton County from 1975-1980, according to Fulton County Judge Curren Everett.
One of the accomplishments under his administration was getting the funds to build a bridge over the Myatt River by Carl Swope Ford in the Wilson Township, according to Maguffee.
Mooney, of Glencoe, son of the late Oscar Andrew Mooney and Lillie Ethel Reeves Mooney, was born Sept. 26, 1925, in Heart.
Mooney was united in marriage to Helen Louise Waltrip on April 19, 1946, in Salem. To this union one daughter was born. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Salem VFW and the Salem First Baptist Church.
Mooney is survived by his wife, Helen, of the family home; his daughter and son-in-law, Harriet and Edson Cadwell of Glencoe; two nieces, Janella Cantrell and Debby Cone of Salem; his sister-in-law, Lorene Mooney Weaver of Salem; three great-nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Odell Mooney, and his father and mother.
Services were held Dec. 23 at the Salem First Baptist Church with John Hodges officiating. Burial followed at Salem Cemetery with Cox-Blevins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements,