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James Ernest "Buzz" Slatton
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Birth: 1930
Death: Dec. 7, 1946
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Accomplished trumpet player, row captain of the Rome [Georgia] High School marching band, Buzz was also active in the RHS Hi-Y service organization, a division of the YMCA. It was in the latter role that brought Buzz to Atlanta Georgia to the Hi-Y Second Youth Assembly, and he was elected "Clerk of the House" of the assembly the night before the meeting. He and three other Rome High School boys: Charles Keith, Lamar Brown, and Billy Walden were killed in the horrific Hotel Winecoff fire. The fire killed 119 in all and inspired legislation for future fire codes. Unfortunately for the RHS boys, their hotel room was situated on the backside of the tenth floor, where no fire ladder could reach.
Buzz Slatton's ultimate ambition was to be the governor of Georgia.

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 Parents:
  Hilliard Grady Slatton (1903 - 1974)
  Ila Henley Slatton (1907 - 1978)
 
 Sibling:
  James Ernest Slatton (1930 - 1946)*
  James Ernest Slatton (1930 - 1946)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: The Floyd County, GA cemetery book says he was disinterred and moved to Chattanooga Memorial Park - 25 May 1975
 
Burial:
Chattanooga Memorial Park
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Clinton Slayton
Originally Created by: Scout Finch
Record added: Jul 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55564395
James Ernest Buzz Slatton
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James Ernest Buzz Slatton
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James Ernest Buzz Slatton
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Remembering You Today ~ May You Rest in Eternal Peace
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 Added: Sep. 29, 2014
Remembering you on this day. Rest In Peace.
- Chet Wallace
 Added: Dec. 7, 2013
To all the victims of the Winecoff Hotel tragedy.....you will not be forgotten and may your memory be kept alive for all time. Rest in peace.
- Chet Wallace
 Added: Dec. 7, 2012
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