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By Dawn Hobby - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Donalsonville, GA  (WALB)  - Former Seminole County Sheriff Jerry Godby died unexpectedly Friday morning.

The 67-year-old Godby, who had heart bypass surgery a few years ago, died at his home.

Godby was elected Sheriff of Seminole County in 1976, and served in that office for 30 years until his retirement in 2007.

Godby was a farmer back in 1973 when six members of the Ned Alday family were brutally murdered.

His search team discovered the body of Mary Alday in some woods not far from the mobile home where the killings happened.

Thirty years after the murders, in 2003,  Sheriff Godby escorted the surviving Aldays to the prison in Jackson, Georgia, where the ringleader of the Alday killers gang, Carl Isaacs, was executed.

Godby's funeral is scheduled for four o'clock Sunday afternoon at First Baptist Church in Donalsonville.

 

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