Mr. Church died Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
Born July 17, 1934, in Habersham County, he was a son of the late James Arnold and Martha Sosebee Church. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Hallford Church; brothers, Jim Church and William Church; and sisters, Ruth Charles, Mary Lou Minyard and Edith Dover.
Mr. Church was a self-employed mechanic and was of the Baptist faith. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. In his spare time, Mr. Church enjoyed boating, automobiles, gardening and watching sports.
Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, David J. and Freda Church of Mt. Airy and Ricky J. and Nancy Church of Mt. Airy; daughter and son-in-law, Jean C. and Loyd Smith of Clarkesville; sister, Ione Church of Demorest; caregiver, Christine Church of Demorest; grandchildren, Mandy Church, David Church, Delana Church, Shay Smith and Tina Smith; great-grandchildren, Katelyn Church, Spencer Ansley, Cooper Ansley and Lily Church; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
July 6, 2012