In Memory of Our Colleagues

As this year draws to a close, the GAFP Board of Directors would like to acknowledge our members who passed away in 2019. These members were long-time, valued members of our organization, and embodied the attributes we outline in our mission – enhance the well-being of Georgians by promoting healthy practices consistent with the principles of family medicine.

Each of these members was an integral part of the communities in which they lived, and the patients they served throughout their careers.  The GAFP mourns their loss and will continue to serve as true advocates of family medicine in their memory.

Laurence T. Crimmins, MD ~ Albany

Chester R. Lapeza, MD ~ Cordele

Robert Mainor, MD ~ Smyrna

Bonnie P. Malvea, MD ~ Jonesboro

Beena S. Patel, MD ~ Sandy Springs

Allen L. Pelletier, MD ~ Augusta

Roslyn Donny Taylor, MD ~ Summerville, SC

Bradley L. Ward, MD ~ Taylorsville


“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

–Abraham Lincoln