Ferman Lloyd Jay, age 89, passed away peacefully in his home in Atlanta on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Esther Cotts Jay, and his parents, William and Ruth Jay. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Jan Jay; grandchildren: Jared and Rachel Jay; sisters and brothers-in-law, Zelda and Charles Moog and Sarah and Arthur Schoenburg; devoted companion of 12 years, Maria Dziewinski, and many loving friends.

Born on January 5, 1927, Mr. Jay was a proud graduate of Buford High School and the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy. He served two years in the United States Navy in San Diego, Cal before opening Jay’s Drug Store in Buford. Customers knew that Mr. Jay would open the store day or night, weekends or holidays, to fill needed prescriptions and serve the community. He was more than a pharmacist – he was a friend to every customer.

Jay’s Drugs was a fixture and gathering spot in Downtown Buford for over forty years until his retirement in 1993. Mr. Jay found pleasure following his beloved Georgia Bulldogs, travel, and spending time with his friends, family and grandchildren.

Sign online guest book at www.edressler.com.  In lieu of flowers,donations can be made to the Ferman Jay Endowed Student Scholarship at the UGA College of Pharmacy, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, or a charity of  your choice. Gravesides services were held Friday, February 26 at Arlington Cemetery. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999